The very nature of science is discoveries, and the best of those discoveries are the ones you don’t expect.

-Neil deGrasse Tyson

Welcome to

The Saint-Louis Research Group

Dr. Carl J. Saint-Louis joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kennesaw State University in the Fall 2020 Semester. His research group specializes in the discovery and characterization of new Fluorescent Organic Materials.

Dr. Carl Saint-Louis

Dr. Carl Saint-Louis, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, moved to the United States when he was twelve years old. He grew up in Smyrna, Georgia where he attended middle and high School. Dr. Saint-Louis earned his B.S. Degree in 2008 in Biochemistry from Kennesaw State University. Dr. Saint-Louis earned his Ph.D. in 2015 in Organic Chemistry from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.


  • May 4th, 2021 – Congratulations to graduate student researcher, Robert Hughley, for successfully presented his research thesis for approval. Robert is now a candidate to graduate with his MS degree in December 2021.

  • April 2021 – Congratulations to undergraduate researcher, Samuel Moore, for being awarded funds from the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program (URCA) to start his research project.

    -Funding Source: The office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at KSU.

  • The Saint-Louis Research Group has recently been awarded The 2020 Mentor Protégé Research Program Funding Award (2020-2021).

    – Funding Source: The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at KSU