Barbara Belmont, M.Sc.

Title: Lecturer
(310) 243-2039

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Chemical Analysis, Chemistry Education, Materials/Polymers/Coatings Defects, VOC Compliance and Regulations, LGBTQ+ in STEM, LGBTQ+ Inclusion in STEM Diversity

Professional Background

Barbara Belmont is non-tenure track analytical chemistry faculty at CSUDH. Besides teaching, she mentors undergraduate research in natural products analysis, electroanalytical chemistry, organic chemical analysis, and laboratory curriculum development. She formerly ran an independent testing laboratory, offering analytical services for manufactured product quality evaluation.

Professor Belmont is an expert in analysis of and consulting about Volatile Organic Compounds used in consumer products and coatings/adhesives. She is a specialist in analytical methods development and validation, FTIR spectroscopy, and Gas Chromatography using FID, TCD, and MS detection methods.

Professor Belmont is an advocate and champion for STEM education, public understanding of science, and broadening participation in STEM, and is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and the American Association for Advancement of Science for her longtime activism seeking recognition and inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in STEM.


MSc, Analytical Chemistry, Illinois Institute of Technology

B.A., Chemistry and Biology, La Verne College

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Barbara Belmont Named Catherine H. Jacobs Outstanding Faculty Lecturer, CSUDH Campus News Center, 2023

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