Inorganic Faculty

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.

Debbie Crans / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7635
Office: Chemistry C301

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.

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

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

Jamie Neilson / Associate 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.

Carlos Olivo-Delgado / Academic Success Coordinator | Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: (970) 491-0722

Teaching Responsibilities: General Chemistry, Problem Solving in General Chemistry, Introductory Seminar in Chemistry, Honors Seminar: Water Science

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 C127A

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.

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.

Steven Strauss / Professor Emeritus
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

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

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