Carl J. Saint-Louis, PH.D.

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. He was honored as a Student Scholar.

Dr. Saint-Louis earned his Ph.D. in 2015 in Organic Chemistry from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. At UA, his research focused on redox-appended azobenzene molecular switches and was published and patented. Following graduation, Dr. Saint-Louis worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Organic Chemistry Instructor at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. At UWF, he published multiple manuscripts on azaborine chromophores. He then joined the UAB Chemistry Department faculty in 2018 where he taught organic chemistry lecture courses and also conducted research. At UAB, he published a book chapter on Bridged Azobenzenes and Their Biological Applications in the Patai Series.

Here, at Kennesaw State University, his research will focus on highly fluorescent chromophores for sensing applications, molecular machines and conductive emissive polymers. He plans to engage in valuable research projects with the students to enable them to become productive scientists by applying their knowledge and skills in solving complex problems.

In his personal time, he enjoys photography, trying out different restaurants, and pursuing his passion for fitness and nutrition. On a Saturday night during the college football season, you will catch him cheering for Bama “Roll Tide” and The Falcons “Dirty Birds” during NFL season. He is also a soccer fan “Hala Madrid”.

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