1st row: Joseph DiVerdi, Nancy Levinger, Melissa Reynolds, Carlos Olivo, Debbie Crans
2nd row: Rick Finke, Amber Krummel, Amy Prieto, Alan Kennan, Delphine Farmer, Ingrid Ulbrich, A.R. Ravishankara
3rd row: Chuck Henry, Martin McCullagh, George Barisas, Matt Shores, Andy McNally, Chris Ackerson, James Neilson, Ben Reynolds, Alan Van Orden, Kassy Mies, Elliot Bernstein

Chemistry Faculty Members

Chris Ackerson / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-0521

Nanoparticle structure, nanoparticle chemistry, novel nanoparticle synthesis strategies, applications of nanoparticles to biological imaging.

Travis Bailey / Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Phone: (970) 491-4648
Office: Scott Bioengineering Building 322

His research interests at Colorado State will focus on the thermodynamics of nanoscale self-assembly processes in block copolymer composite materials and their applications in a variety of environments, including polymer-based photovoltaics, bio-enzymatic fuel cells, chemical and biological sensing devices, targeted chemical delivery, and hydrogel-based shape memory materials.

Jeff Bandar / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 495-2432
Office: Chemistry Research 315

The design and study of new catalysts and catalytic processes with applications for pharmaceutical, natural product and industrial chemical synthesis.

George Barisas / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6641
Office: Chemistry C101

Laser optical techniques for analysis of cell surface phenomena; microcalorimetry

Elliot Bernstein / Professor Emeritus
Phone: (970) 491-6347
Office: Chemistry C113

Conformation and potential energy surfaces of isolated and solvated non-rigid molecules, nucleation, growth, and structure of van der Waals clusters in the gas phase, energy dynamics and chemical reaction in van der Waals clusters, spectroscopy of reactive intermediates, metal oxide cluster catalysis

Thomas Borch / Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences
Phone: (970) 491-6235
Office: C019

My research is directed at determining reactions influencing the fate of trace elements and organic contaminants in soils.

Eugene Chen / Professor, John K. Stille Chair in Chemistry
Phone: (970) 491-5609
Office: Chemistry 000

Intrinsically 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 / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7635
Office: Chemistry C307

Bioinorganic, 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.

Delphine Farmer / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-0624

Atmospheric chemistry; Instrument development & high resolution mass spectrometry; Field and laboratory measurements of reactive trace gases, pesticides and particles; Oxidation of organic compounds in the atmosphere; Biosphere-atmosphere exchange.

Richard Finke / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2541
Office: Chemistry C213

Chemical catalysis, nanoparticle research, energy research and kinetics and mechanism

Ellen Fisher / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-5250
Office: Chemistry C118

Plasma chemistry, reactivity of radicals with surfaces using LIF and molecular beam techniques. Plasma polymerization deposition and etching of materials. Characterization of plasma synthesized thin films.

Chuck Henry / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2852
Office: Chemistry 00

Bioanalytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; chemical separations; microscale chemical instrumentation; capillary electrophoresis; biosensor development; paper-based analytical devices; microfluidics

Alan Kennan / Associate Professor, Associate Chair
Phone: (970) 491-6046
Office: Chemistry 000

Molecular recognition, self-assembly, development of novel biological recognition motifs, construction of synthetic receptors for small molecules of biological interest, design of catalytic peptides.

Amber Krummel / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-3694

Structure & dynamics in condensed phase systems; two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy.

Nancy Levinger / Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Phone: (970) 491-1331
Office: Chemistry C205

Dynamics of molecules and chemistry in the condensed phase, especially molecular assemblies, molecules in confined environments. Fundamental properties and processes governing cryopreservation.

Martin McCullagh / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-3572

Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
We employ computational and theoretical chemistry tools to study phenomena in Biology. In particular we are interested in how Biology achieves control of energy transduction and self-assembly. Protein-DNA complexes provide a nice set of basis set for such studies.

Andy McNally / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6782
Office: C325B

Synthetic chemistry, development of new catalytic reactions, transformation of renewable and abundant resources into value-added products, catalytic asymmetric processes.

Carmen Menoni / University Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: (970) 491-8659
Office: Engineering C101E

Prof. Menoni’s research bridges from material to optical sciences. She is engaged in the growth and characterization of high bandgap oxide materials for the engineering of interference coatings for high power lasers. She is also actively involved in using bright coherent beams of light of wavelengths between 10-50 nm for optics applications such as imaging and ablation.

Garret Miyake / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 495-4340
Office: Chemistry Research 215

Jamie Neilson / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2958

New 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.

Robert Paton / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 791-7746
Office: Chemistry Research 313

Predictions and designs of new reactions, reagents, and catalysts are tested through close collaboration with experiment. Guided by mechanistic investigation we develop tools to design more selective catalysts for asymmetric synthesis and renewable energy applications. Group members explore these areas using techniques in quantum chemistry, statistical modeling and data-mining alongside laboratory work.

Amy Prieto / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-1592
Office: CHEMIS

Electrochemical synthesis of inorganic bulk and nanoscale materials, low-temperature solid-state chemistry, nanomaterials.

Anthony Rappe / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6292
Office: Chemistry C215

Theoretical characterization of reaction mechanisms in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, new electronic structure techniques, development of force fields or model potentials for chemical reactivity studies.

A. R. Ravi Ravishankara / University Distinguished Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2876

Atmospheric chemistry via studies in gas phase kinetics and photochemistry, heterogeneous chemistry, atmospheric field observations, and analyses of modeling results; Furthering understanding of the earth’s atmosphere, diagnosing, understanding of, and providing solutions to environmental issues of the stratospheric ozone depletion, air quality, and climate change; Provide new insights into gas phase chemical reactions, reactions on surfaces and in liquids, and photochemical processes; Developing new experimental methods both for laboratory studies and atmospheric measurements. file:///P:/adellet/Ravi/CV/Ravishankara-CV_Jan_2018.pdf

Melissa Reynolds / Associate Professor of Chemistry and School of Biomedical Engineering
Phone: (970) 491-3775

Multidisciplinary 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.

Justin Sambur / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-3096

The Sambur group synthesizes nanomaterials and develops imaging techniques to correlate material properties with nanoscale function/performance.

Yian Shi / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7424
Office: Chemistry C317

Organic and biological chemistry, new synthetic methodology, synthesis of chemically and biologically interesting natural products and study of their molecular mechanisms of action, study of enzymatic reaction mechanisms and development of therapeutic agents.

Matthew Shores / Professor, Department Chair
Phone: (970) 491-7235
Office: Chemistry Chemis

Coordination and organometallic complex synthesis and characterization: environmental control of spin-crossover properties; single-molecule magnets; solar photochemistry employing earth-abundant materials.

Chris Snow / Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Phone: (970) 491-5276
Office: Scott Bioengineering Building 356

Computational design, simulation, and experimental validation of new enzymes, and crystalline biomolecular assemblies. We convert porous protein crystals into “3D molecular pegboards” for the controlled assembly of nanoparticles, enzymes, fluorescent proteins, oligonucleotides, and other functional molecules.

Steven Strauss / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-5104
Office: Chemistry C229E

Fundamental 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

Grzegorz Szamel / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2795
Office: Chemistry C127B

Statistical mechanics, dynamics of colloidal and polymeric fluids, structure and dynamics of colloidal fluids under non-uniform flow conditions.

Alan Van Orden / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6286
Office: Chemistry C207

Bioanalytical chemistry, single molecule detection and spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, optical and scanning probe microscopy, optical biosensors for pharmaceutical and clinical chemistry.

Robert Williams / University Distinguished Professor
Phone: (970) 495-2569
Office: Chemistry C310

Synthesis of natural products of biomedical significance and development of synthetic methodology for the construction of complex target molecules, design and synthesis of active site activated irreversible enzyme inhibitors, asymmetric synthesis of of alpha-amino acids, mechanism of action studies on anti-tumor drugs and antibiotics, oxidative cleavage and cross-linking of DNA, total synthesis and biogenesis of mycotoxic indole alkaloids from fungi, taxol biosynthesis, design and synthesis of antibiotics for drug-resistant microbial diseases, molecular biology and protein bioichemistry.

Joe Zadrozny / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 495-4168
Office: Chemistry Research 113

My group harnesses synthetic inorganic and materials chemistry to enable the next generation of magnetic resonance imaging and photocatalytic applications.

Emeritus Faculty Members

Oren Anderson / Professor Emeritus
Phone: (970) 491-6339
Office: Chemistry C215

Structural chemistry of inorganic compounds, including Group IIA complexes, iron/copper bioinorganic model compounds, and metalloporphyrins; protein crystallography.

Louis Hegedus / University Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Phone: (970) 491-6376
Office: Chemistry C301

Organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry.

Frank Stermitz / Centennial Professor Emeritus
Phone: (970) 491-5158
Office: Chemistry C303

Alkaloid chemistry, natural product isolation, characterization, synthesis and biosynthesis, chemical ecology, plant-insect interactions.

Stephen Thompson / Professor Emeritus
Phone: (970) 491-1700
Office: Nesb B301

Investigation of techniques and procedures for low cost under graduate laboratory education, chemical education, amthocyanin chemistry, atmospheric aerosols.

Special Faculty Members

Anna Allen / Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-7938

Joseph DiVerdi / Associate Professor, Upper Division Undergraduate Lab Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-1761

Terry Gray / Instructor
Office: Chemistry B201

Ingrid Laughman / Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7318
Office: Yates Hall 404B

Kerry MacFarland / Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-2783

Mallory Mentele / Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-2981

Kassy Mies / Special Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-0731

Carlos Olivo-Delgado / Academic Succes Coordinator, Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-0722

Ben Reynolds / Assistant Professor, General Chemistry Undergraduate Lab Coordinator, Director of Chemistry Learning Resource Center
Phone: (970) 491-1322

Patty Somers / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-0705
Office: C311

Ruth Tucker / Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-0731

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