Organic Faculty

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

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.

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

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
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.

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

Organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry.

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.

Andy McNally / Associate Professor, Albert I. Meyers Chair in Chemistry
Phone: (970) 491-6782
Office: 317

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

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

organic chemistry, catalysis, polymer science

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

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

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 / Organic Chemistry Lab Coordinator / Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2875

Christopher Rithner / Senior Research Scientist / Scholar Emeritus
Office: Chemistry C002

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.

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.