Faculty – Inorganic
Eugene Chen - Professor, John K. Stille ChairPh.D., University of Massachusetts970-491-5609 / firstname.lastname@example.orgPolymer Chemistry & Green/Sustainable/Catalytic ChemistriesIntrinsically recyclable polymers; renewable monomers and sustainable polymers; precision (stereoselective, chemoselective & living) polymer synthesis; Lewis pair polymerization; new polymerization methodology; transition-metal, main-group & organic catalysis; biomass conversion to fuels, chemicals & materials.
Debbie Crans - ProfessorPh.D., Harvard University970-491-7635 / Debbie.Crans@colostate.eduBioinorganic, Bioorganic, Physical Organic Chemistries, with focuses on characterization of menaquinone metabolism and ihibition of electron transport in tuberculosis bacteria, vanadium containing anti-diabetic and anti-malarial compounds, microemulsion drug-membrane interaction studies, copper (II) amyloid-beta and peptide complexation studies, and spectroscopic techniques including 1D and 2D NMR, EPR, fluorescence and IR.
James Neilson - Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of California Santa Barbara970-491-2958 / email@example.comFunctional inorganic materials for energy and biomineralizationNew materials and methodologies involving solid-state and solution-phase reactions, particularly those involving kinetic control. We study structure/property relationships of materials (e.g., magnetism, electrical transport) using advanced synchrotron X-ray and time-of-flight neutron scattering and spectroscopic methods.
Anthony Rappe - ProfessorPh.D., California Institute of Technology970-491-6292 / Anthony.Rappe@colostate.eduTheoretical characterization of reaction mechanisms in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, new electronic structure techniques, development of force fields or model potentials for chemical reactivity studies.
Melissa Reynolds - Associate Professor of Chemistry and School of Biomedical EngineeringPh.D., University of Michigan970-491-3775 / firstname.lastname@example.orgBiomaterials and biomedical engineeringMultidisciplinary chemical design and fabrication of biomimetic materials for use in medical device applications. Research work includes: synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds including small-molecule therapeutics, polymers, and extended frameworks; analytical studies utilizing fluorescence, chemiluminesence, zeta potential, and LC/MS-TOF; fabrication and engineering of materials; biomedical efficacy and toxicity studies.
Matthew Shores - Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California, Berkeley970-491-7235 / Matthew.Shores@colostate.edu(Magnetic) applications of coordination complexesCoordination and organometallic complex synthesis and characterization: environmental control of spin-crossover properties; single-molecule magnets; solar photochemistry employing earth-abundant materials.
Steven Strauss - ProfessorPh.D., Northwestern University970-491-5104 / email@example.comFundamental and applied aspects of synthetic inorganic, analytical and environmental chemistry; fluorinated superweak ions; selective fluorination and chlorination of fullerenes; pollution prevention; infrared sensors for environmental and industrial applications; redox-cyclable ion-exchange; layered materials; metal carbonyls
Joseph Zadrozny - Assistant ProfessorPh.D. University of California, Berkeleyzadrozny@colostate.eduPhysical and Synthetic Approaches to Magnetic Resonance and Reactivity My group harnesses synthetic inorganic and materials chemistry to enable the next generation of magnetic resonance imaging and photocatalytic applications.