Mark Benvenuto

Mark Benvenuto

Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Mark Benvenuto
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Chemistry
Room: C226
Phone: 313-993-1184
Dr. Mark Benvenuto
Areas of Expertise:
Inorganic Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry
Alternative Energy Sources
Alternative Fuels
Boron Chemistry
Chemical Containment


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • B.S., Virginia Military Institute


Professor and Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry, teaches general and inorganic chemistry, as well as industrial chemistry and alternative energy sources. He is actively writing pedagogical materials for industrial chemistry.

He is currently performing research in the area of coordination chemistry of highly multi-dentate ligands for water remediation, and analysis of ancient and medieval artifacts, as well as analysis of personal care products and food supplements.

Dr. Benvenuto is a seven-time recipient of UDM Science Teacher of the Year Award and has been named an American Chemical Society Fellow in the 2015 Class of Fellows.

Dr. Benvenuto holds a B.S. from the Virginia Military Institute and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was awarded a graduate student duPont Fellowship. He performed post-doctoral research at the Pennsylvania State University and joined the University in 1993.