Dr. Nathaniel Beres earned a B.S. in chemistry and biology from Walsh University and a Ph.D. from The University of Akron. At Heidelberg, Dr. Beres's research group utilizes electrospinning as a method for drug delivery. Other research interests include synthesizing hydrogels and testing modified natural compounds as antimicrobial agents.
Dr. Beres is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He serves on the Executive Board of the Toledo Section of the ACS and frequently volunteers his time to enhance undergraduate student's experience with the ACS. Dr. Beres is interested in providing student travel opportunities. He uses his connections through ACS to take students to national ACS meetings around the country. He also takes students to visit national laboratories. Dr. Beres co-teaches CHM 108: The Science of Art, which included travel to the Netherlands.
Dr. Beres has been recognized for his work both on and off campus. He has been named a Science Case Net Fellow, won the inaugural Faculty Distinguished Service Award from Heidelberg University, named as the Outstanding Student Organization Advisor of the Year, won the Younger Chemist Committee Leadership Development Award, and as an Aigler Research Grant recipient. On campus, Dr. Beres serves as the advisor to the Heidelberg University ACS Chemistry Club and Rho Eta Delta.
Biochemistry, Allied Health Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Electrospinning, Hydrogels, Natural Products, Enzyme Purification