Dr. Christopher L. Cahill, Professor of Chemistry and International Affairs

Chris Cahill

Chris has been at GW since 2000 and teaches introductory and upper-level chemistry courses. He has a keen interest in the intersection of science and technology policy and has thus developed a science-based curriculum for security policy students in the Elliott School. He has authored over 115 peer reviewed publications in the broad area of solid-state and materials chemistry. Chris has just returned to GW full-time after a one year sabbatical as the American Institute of Physics State Department Science Fellow where he served in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation’s Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction- Terrorism. Previous and current service activities include participation in the 2013 Columbian College dean’s search committee, and serving as President of the American Crystallographic Association. He is a recipient of each of the prestigious Bender, Kenny, and Trachtenberg Prizes for Excellence in Teaching and was honored as the Student Athlete’s Professor of the Year in 2015.