College of Science

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With outstanding departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology, the College of Science offers world class education and research programs.

In addition to providing our students with strong core training in the sciences, we provide unparalleled opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who want to pursue research with our internationally acclaimed faculty.

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Morteza G. Khaledi Signature

Morteza G. Khaledi
Dean, College of Science

Past deans of the College of Science

Peter R. Girardot   1966-1973
William R. Meacham (acting dean) 1973-1974
Howard J. Arnott   1974-1990
S. Peter Rosen   1990-1996
Verne C. Cox (interim dean) 1996-1998
Neal J. Smatresk   1998-2004
Paul B. Paulus   2004-2009
Pamela E. Jansma   2009-2014
James P. Grover (interim dean) 2014-2015

About the Dean

Dr. Morteza Khaledi joined UT Arlington as dean of the College of Science in August 2015 after spending 27 years as a faculty member and administrator at North Carolina State University. At N.C. State he was a professor of analytical chemistry and he led the Department of Chemistry as chair from 2005-11 and again from 2014-15.

As department chair at North Carolina State, he successfully increased funding for research from federal and state agencies, foundations and corporations; initiated curricular reforms at the undergraduate and graduate levels; led the creation of a strategic plan which promoted collaborative and interdisciplinary research; implemented a review of the graduate program which led to increased funding for student recruitment; and created new programs aimed at improving student success and access.

As a chemist, Dr. Khaledi is a renowned expert in mechanistic studies and bioanalytical applications of high performance capillary electrophoresis and high performance liquid chromatography. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, among other sources, and he has authored or co-authored over 100 papers which have appeared in some of the world’s top scientific journals. He has mentored 28 Ph.D. and 9 master’s students since 1988.

He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Shiraz in Iran in 1978 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1984. He spent a year as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Florida before joining the faculty at the University of New Orleans as an assistant professor in 1985. In 1988, he joined North Carolina State University as assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1991 and to full professor in 1997.