Will Case

Will Case

Chair of Biology, Chemistry & Physics Department, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Co-Director of the Nisbet Honors Program

Will Case


Email: will.case@converse.edu

Office: Phifer 318

Phone: 864.596.9134


BS Chemistry, AB Spanish, Duke University

PhD. Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Dr. Case joined the department in 2015 as an assistant professor. His primary teaching responsibilities include general chemistry, inorganic chemistry and biochemistry. He is an avid promoter of technology in the classroom and uses online homework and a “flipped” classroom model to promote student learning.

Dr. Case’s research interests fall within the broad areas of separation science, spectroscopy, electrochemistry and chemical education. His research at Converse explores the development of first generation biosensors for the detection of galactose and other small molecules implicated in various molecular diseases. His work has an ultimate goal of identifying potential biosensor components that can serve as templates for targeting an array of biological analytes.

During his first year at Converse Dr. Case was awarded a $127,000 DRP Target Faculty Grant from the SC IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence. In addition, he was selected as the 2017 recipient of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Excellence in Teaching Award. He currently serves as a Councilor for the South Carolina Academy of Science and is an active member of the American Chemical Society. In his spare time he enjoys tennis, running, and travel.


Year Published Faculty Citation Publication

Labban, N., Wayu, M., Steele, C.*, Munoz, T., Pollock, J., Case, W. & Leopold, M.

First Generation Amperometric Biosensing of Galactose with Xerogel-Carbon Nanotube Layer-by-Layer Assemblies. Nanomaterials, 2019, 9, 42

* = Converse undergraduate co-author



Wayu, MB, Pannell, M.J., Case, W.S. & Leopold, M.C

Nanomaterial Adsorption Platforms for
Electron Transfer Studies of Galactose Oxidase. Bioelectrochemistry. 2019, 125, 116



Case, W., Ezell, D.

The Art of Chemistry. The Science Teacher. December, 2017


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