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Maria Ballester, Ph.D.

Maria Ballester
Associate Professor

Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Physics
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Honors Courses

CHEM 1300H General Chemistry I/Lab Honors
CHEM 1310H General Chemistry II/Lab Honors
HONR 1500T Honors Reading Seminar: Craig Venter
HONR 4990 Independent Study: Honors Thesis Research

Honors Engagement

  • Honors Workshop: Course Overview
  • Regularly participates in Honors College events

Research Focus

  • Porphyrin Basicity
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Drug Binding to DNA
  • Forensic Science


  • Ph.D. Florida International University
  • B.S. Florida International University
  • A.S. University of Habana

Maria Ballester joined the NSU faculty in the chemistry program in 2005 as a visiting professor. During her years at NSU, she has not only excelled in her teaching, research, and service, but is also a founding member of the Chemistry Major, for which she has shown a strong commitment to teaching and the undergraduate research experience. Her commitment extends to NSU’s Undergraduate Honors Program, for which she has participated in various events including the Honors Induction Ceremony and the Honors Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre.

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