Carol A. Venanzi is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science. She received an M.S. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1970 and a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1978. She did postdoctoral work in quantum chemistry with William H. Adams at Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, from 1978-80, and then received a fellowship from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to carry out research in quantum pharmacology in the group of Harel Weinstein, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, from 1980-82.


Carol joined the faculty of NJIT as an assistant professor in 1982 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 1989 and distinguished professor in 1995. She received NJIT’s Harlan J. Perlis Award for Excellence in research in 1992. Her research interests are in the application of quantum chemistry and molecular modeling to elucidation of DNA/ligand binding and to development of a treatment for cocaine abuse.

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Recent publications

Chemistry 658, Advanced Physical Chemistry