Chris Carrillo

Department Chair

Chris Carrillo joined Culver Academies’ Science Department in 2010. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and a master’s and Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Carrillo currently teaches introductory chemistry at Culver Academies. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, Dr. Carrillo was the science department chair at Christchurch School (teaching biology and physics) in Middlesex County, Virginia, and an adjunct instructor (teaching chemistry and biology) at Rappahannock Community College. He also taught organic chemistry and chemistry lab as a teaching assistant at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and basic science as an instructor at Waiawa Correctional Facility, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dr. Carrillo’s research interests fall into three categories: 1) climate change and aquatic ecosystems 2) carbon dioxide solution chemistry in seawater 3) photosynthesis, respiration and physiology of algae. He is an aquarium hobbyist, loves growing bonsai plants and used to be an avid surfer.

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