Organic Chemistry Research Faculty
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has multiple award-winning faculty members whose research foci involve organic chemistry. These interests involve a wide range of activities, from environmentally-friendly synthesis approaches of existing compounds, to development of new compounds and catalysts, to elucidation of theoretical aspects using computational chemistry, and others. These well-respected faculty members directly mentor undergraduate and graduate students alike for a variety of research projects. The outcomes of these research projects have manifested as numerous publications and presentations with authors that are graduate and, in many cases, undergraduate students.
The research interests of the Beaver lab are focused on reactions of molecular oxygen with organic compounds that contain derivatives of the indole and carbazole functional groups.
The Bloomfield lab is interested in homogenous catalysts for organic reactions (catalysts in the same phase as the reaction components) and green chemistry.
Professor, Lambert F. Minucci Endowed Chair in Engineering and Computational Sciences
The research interests of the Evanseck lab involve theoretical biophysical and physical organic chemistry via computational approaches, while also connecting theoretical and experimental outcomes.
The lab group mentored by Dr. Lummis involves organic chemistry during research on main-group (s- and p- block) organometallic chemistry and catalysis.
The Montgomery lab research foci involve novel methods towards the synthesis of bio-relevant compounds and the development of catalysts employed during those syntheses.
The Pintauer lab group investigates a variety of research crossroads, including inorganic, organometallic, and organic polymer chemistry. Additionally, the efforts of this group also focus on the development of environmentally friendly catalysts.