Organic Faculty

Anna Allen / Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7938

Jeff Bandar / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 495-2432

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

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

Polymer Science, Sustainable Chemistry, and Homogeneous Catalysis: Intrinsically recyclable & bio-derived sustainable polymers; chemical synthesis of biodegradable microbial plastics; precision (living and stereoselective & chemoselective) polymer synthesis; Lewis pair polymerization methodology for compounded sequence control; metal-catalyzed coordination polymerization for chiral polymers; organocatalysis for biomass conversion to fuels, chemicals & materials.

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

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.

Megan Hill / Assistant Professor

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

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

Andy McNally / Associate Professor, Albert I. Meyers Chair in Chemistry
Phone: (970) 491-6782

Synthetic chemistry, new reaction development, heterocyclic chemistry, organophosphorus chemistry, dearomatized intermediates, catalytic reactions

Garret Miyake / Professor
Phone: (970) 495-4340

organic chemistry, catalysis, polymer science

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

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

Robert Paton / Professor
Phone: (970) 791-7746

The Paton group uses computational and data-driven approaches to make synthetic chemistry more predictable. We develop tools to predict molecular properties, design new functional molecules and optimize synthetic routes. Our approach combines quantum mechanical calculations, physical organic chemistry and machine learning.

Panduka Piyaratne / Assistant Teaching Professor | Organic Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-2875