Ayoub, Mohamed

Professor of Chemistry, College of General Studies

Professor Ayoub’s research includes micellar catalysis, laser spectroscopy investigating excited state complexes, and imaging individual DNA molecules during gel electrophoresis using epifluorescence microscopy. His current research focuses on using electronic structure methods and energy decomposition analysis studying weakly bonded complexes with emphasis on hydrogen bonding using natural bond orbital techniques. Dr. Ayoub’s primary goal is developing infrastructure material, which incorporates molecular calculations across the undergraduate curriculum.

Professor Ayoub received the 2003-2004 University of Wisconsin-Washington County Rolfs Educational Foundation Teaching Award “Teacher of the Year,” 2006-2007, University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC) Chancellor’s Teaching Fellowship, and the UWC Arthur M. Kaplan Award for significant and innovative improvement in instruction and service 2015-2016, 2014-2015, 2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2005-2006, 2003-2004.

He organized three chemistry mini symposia that aim to introduce best available wavefunction technology to undergraduate Chemistry faculty in Wisconsin and beyond and he was the chair of the University of Wisconsin System Chemistry Faculties Meeting in 2005. Professor Ayoub has been the advisor for an active Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Club at the UWM at Washington County since 2000 with over 250 invited speakers from academia, research laboratories, industry, and businesses. He enjoys reading novels, poetry, and spending quality time with family.

I can offer...

  • advising undergraduate chemistry research on diverse chemical problems of interest using the best available wavefunction technology with Natural Bond Orbitals, and
  • workshops and presentations on (a) integrating Computational Chemistry tools across the S.T.E.M. fields, and (b) the Chemistry and Physics of Colors.


CGS CHE 123 – Chemistry and Society

CGS CHE 125 – Introductory Chemistry

CGS CHE 145 – General Chemistry I

CGS CHE 155 – General Chemistry II

CGS CHE 299 – Independent Study in Chemistry

CGS CHE 343 – Organic Chemistry I

CGS CHE 352 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory

CGS CHE 363 – Organic Chemistry II