New Faculty Member Joins the Department
Dr. Joshua Layfield
• Bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Davidson College, NC
• Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Virginia Tech.
• Postdoctoral research at Penn State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Josh grew up in Maryland with a younger sister. He was inspired to pursue chemistry by two great chemistry teachers in middle and high school. While growing up, Josh played enjoyed playing sports in high school and played football in college at Davidson. After graduating from college, he worked as a lab manager in the chemistry department at Davidson for a year before moving up the road to Blacksburg, VA to pursue graduate studies at Virginia Tech. While at VT, he met his wife Corrie, who was studying freshwater ecology.
After a brief stop in State College, PA they spent two years in Champaign, IL. Having recently moved to the Twin Cities, they are enjoying exploring their new city and await the opportunity to snow shoe and cross-country ski this winter.