Faculty and Staff

Ryan McLaughlin, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Phone: 206.296.5943

Building/Room: SINE 502-05

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. McLaughlin’s teaching interests include Physical Chemistry and General Chemistry.

Dr. McLaughlin’s research involves the spectroscopic and structural characterization of environmentally relevant compounds. Current research involves the synthetic preparation, computational modeling and vibrational spectroscopy of organic nitrate and nitrite compounds.


Ryan P. McLaughlin, Associate Professor, 2001-present

Dr. McLaughlin received his B.S degree in Chemistry from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked with Prof. Richard J. Saykally. Dr. McLaughlin also performed post-doctoral research with Prof. Phillip J. Reid at the University of Washington before joining the Department of Chemistry at Seattle University in 2001.

Dr. McLaughlin served as a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland during the 2009-10 academic year, teaching and performing research at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland.