Elisabeth A Wade

Elisabeth Wade
Professor of Chemistry
Associate Provost for Curricular Development
NSB 117

Professional Interests: Chemical kinetics, atmospheric pollutants, atmospheric and combustion chemistry

Curriculum Vitae


At Mills Since 2000


Elisabeth Wade is a physical chemist, whose research is focused on the kinetics of atmospheric reactions. This includes reactions of pollutants and of natural chemicals in the atmosphere, especially those triggered by sunlight. She has published eighteen articles in journals such as Journal of Chemical Physics and Atmospheric Environment, and has mentored more than 20 undergraduate students who have co-authored articles and presentations. She is on the Executive Committee of the Western Spectroscopy Association, which sponsors the annual Pacific Conference on Spectroscopy and Dynamics. Since January 2017, Elisabeth Wade has also served Mills as the Associate Provost for Curriculum Development.


  • BS, Harvey Mudd College
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2019

Days Times Room
M 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Mills Hall Room 201
W 9:00 am–9:50 am Mills Hall Room 201

Spring 2019 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
MWF10:00 am-10:50 amInorganic/Organometallic ChemNSB 208
T2:30 pm-6:30 pmInorganic/Organometallic LabNSB 101

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 011: Chemistry of Cooking
  • CHEM 017: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 018: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 109: Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 134: Experimental Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 135: Quantum Mechanics
  • CHEM 136: Thermodynamics
  • CHEM 145: Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry with Laboratory
  • CHEM 164: Nuclear Chemistry