David Randall

David Randall

David Randall

Title: Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: Halenz Hall 223
E-mail: randalld@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-3259


Post-doctoral fellow, Stanford University
PhD, University of California, Davis
BS, Andrews University (with Honors)


David Randall is an associate professor of chemistry at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. He joined the faculty in 2009.

Born in Los Angeles country, California, Randall graduated from Andrews University in 1991 with a BS in Chemistry. At Andrews, he did an Honors thesis on the spectroscopy of alkali metal atoms in matrices of noble gases. Continuing his education at UC Davis, he and earned a PhD in 1996 with a thesis entitled: Pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Studies of Tyrosine and Manganese Complexes: Insights into Photosynthetic Oxygen Evolution. Upon completing studies at UC Davis, Randall was the recipient of an NIH post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University where he studied copper-containing electron transfer centers using a multifaceted spectroscopic and computational approach. Through this academic journey, he has had the opportunity to contribute over 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers published in journals such as J. Am. Chem. Soc., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., J. Phys. Chem., Biochemistry, Mol. Phys., J. Biol. Inorg. Chem., Coord. Chem. Rev., Pure and Applied Chem.

Prior to assuming his current position at Andrews, Randall worked in the semiconductor equipment industry for KLA-Tencor, where he held positions of increasing responsibility. At both KT and academics, he had the opportunity to develop close working relationships with colleagues from around the world, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Singapore, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, Israel, Palestine, India, and of course the USA. While at KLA-Tencor, he contributed to two patents and 4 papers.

David Randall is a member of the American Chemical Society. His professional interests are in the area of the physical chemistry of metal atoms in biological systems, using computational chemistry to learn about those systems, and also the chemistry in the semiconductor industry.

He and his wife have a daughter and a son in elementary school.