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Jessica Robbins

Jesse Robbins

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Fisher Science & Academic Center

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Science, Mathematics, and Computing, Chemistry

Areas of Specialization

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Science

Favorite/Regular Courses

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry


Research Interest: The application of organic chemistry to polymer science

Other Interests: Theater and performance studies, yoga


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
SB with honors, The University of Chicago

Before pursuing her graduate studies, Dr. Robbins tested catalysts for heavy hydrocarbon cracking at UOP in Des Plaines, IL. Her graduate work, under the guidance of Scott Phillips, focused on the design and synthesis of depolymerizable polymers for applications in point-of-care diagnostics. Dr. Robbins was an Assistant Professor at Coker College in Hartsville, SC for four years before coming to Simon’s Rock in 2018.