Dr. Garret Miyake joins faculty in August 2017

Photo of Garret Miyake

Posted: August 16th, 2017

Photo of Garret MiyakeThe Department of Chemistry is excited to announce that Dr. Garret Miyake will be continuing his independent career at Colorado State University this August 2017 as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry.

Garret Miyake grew up in Canby, Oregon and later earned his B.S. in chemistry at Pacific University. He moved to Fort Collins where he earned his Ph.D. in chemistry at Colorado State University under the mentorship of Professor Eugene Chen. During his Ph.D. studies, Garret worked on the synthesis of chiral and sustainable polymers, for which he was recognized with the 2012 AkzoNobel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry. After graduate school, Garret conducted postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology with Robert Grubbs. As a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Fellow, Garret worked on developing heat reflective coatings for urban heat island mitigation.In 2014, he started his independent career at the University of Colorado-Boulder and has now returned to Colorado State University to further his career.

The Miyake group has research interests in catalysis, polymer chemistry, and materials science. His group focuses on developing organic visible light photoredox catalysts for organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization as well as the design of block copolymers that self-assemble to photonic crystals for applications in structural color in 3D printing and infrared reflective window coatings. Garret’s recent awards include a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship and the 2017 American Chemical Society’s Divisions of Polymer Chemistry Mark Young Scholar Award. The Miyake group is supported by the NIH, NSF, ARPA-e, ACS PRF, IBM, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Welcome back to CSU Garret!