Kevin O’Shea is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University. He earned a BS degree with Honors from California State University, Sacramento (1984) and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles (1989). After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at UT-Austin he joined the faculty at FIU in 1991. His research interests involve aspects of organic/environmental/analytical chemistry. Current projects are focused in the areas of the reactions of reactive oxygen species (ROS) with organic compounds of biological importance resulting in diseases and disorders, and environmental applications of ROS related to water purification. His research projects have been funded from a variety of agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Petroleum Research Fund, Dreyfus foundation, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. He has published ~120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the research areas of organic and environmental chemistry. Professor O’Shea’s 2015 h-index is 31 and he has 71 papers that were cited at least ten times. If you would like to hear more details about research projects and opportunities to work with his group please send an email to