Carlos Olivo-Delgado Academic Success Coordinator | Associate Teaching Professor

Office: Chemistry A105

Phone: (970) 491-0722


  • Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
  • Ed.D., University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
  • M.S., Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, PR


Carlos joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University in 2015. Since then, he has been teaching for the general chemistry program and advising first year and transfer students. Carlos likes to research in chemical education and environmental toxicology, focusing on waterborne contaminants that affect human and animal health. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2001 and his master’s degree in environmental science in 2003. Later, he received his Ed.D. in chemistry education in 2007 from the University of Puerto Rico, and finished a Ph.D. in history in Spring 2017. In his professional career, Carlos has served in several teaching and administrative roles, including working with TRIO programs, Honors students and developing curricula for pre-service science teachers. Previously to relocating to Colorado, he served as Associate Dean of Science at Universidad del Turabo from 2011 to 2015.

De Leon, J., Cotto, M., Olivo, C., & Marquez, F. (2020). Effects of Chronic Environmental Exposure to Waterborne Lead and Copper on the Dopaminergic and Serotonergic Systems of Zebrafish.  Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences.

Olivo-Delgado, C.J. (2017). Contradiction of Progress: Socioeconomic Transformation and Wetlands Management Public Policy in Puerto Rico, 1941-1946. Dissertation Abstracts International, DAI-A 78/09(E). (UMI No. 10252655). ISBN 9781369757231.

Carrasquillo, K., Fermin, C., & Olivo-Delgado, C. J. (2014) Fluoroquinolone-metal complexation chemistry and adsorption isotherms as a water treatment technology approach. Proceedings of the Summer Research  Internship 2014, Puerto Rico Energy Center, June 1 –July 31, 2014, Puerto Rico.

Delgado, N., García, D., & Olivo-Delgado, C. J. (2013) Kinetic analysis of the phytoremediation of fluoroquinolones using Mimosa púdica. Proceedings of the Summer Rersearch  Internship 2013, Puerto Rico Energy Center, June 1 –July 31, 2013, Puerto Rico.

Olivo-Delgado, C. J., & Bonilla-Rodríguez, V. E. (2009). Engineering students’ attitude towards chemistry. Cuadernos de Investigación, December 2009, University of PR-Río Piedras.

Olivo-Delgado, C.J. (2007). Attitudes towards chemistry among engineering students. Dissertation Abstracts International, DAI-A 68/03. (UMI No. 3256813)

González-Miranda, V., Salazar-Benites, G., & Olivo-Delgado, C. J. (2006). Water quality monitoring at the Humacao Wildlife Refuge and Natural Reserve. In R. D. Yearout (Ed.), Proceedings of the 20th National Conference on Undergraduate Research. (pp.2345 – 2352). Ashville: University of North Carolina at Ashville.

Olivo-Delgado, C. J. (2003). Analysis of Lead Pollution in one Area of the Drinking Water Distribution System of the Municipality of Humacao: A Case Study at Vista Hermosa. Unpublished thesis, Universidad del Turabo.

Olivo-Delgado, C. J., Nieves-Martínez, I., & Mason, R. P. (1997). Determination of the vanadate-mediated NAD(P)H or NADH oxidation mechanism in biological systems. In R. D. Yearout (Ed.), Proceedings of the 11th National Conference on Undergraduate Research: Vol. 5. (pp.1755 – 1759). Ashville: University of North Carolina at Ashville.