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Organic Research

Organic Research

The American Chemical Society defines and describes organic chemistry as the study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation of carbon-containing compounds, which include not only hydrocarbons but also compounds with any number of other elements, including hydrogen (most compounds contain at least one carbon–hydrogen bond), nitrogen, oxygen, halogens, phosphorus, silicon, and sulfur. This branch of chemistry was originally limited to compounds produced by living organisms but has been broadened to include human-made substances such as plastics. The range of application of organic compounds is enormous and also includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, food, explosives, paints, and cosmetics.


Dr. Stuart R. Berryhill
Professor (1979)
Organic Chemistry
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Organic Research


Dr. Paul T. Buonora
Professor (2000)
Organic Synthesis & Catalysis
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Organic Research

Synthesis and Catalysis Research


Dr. Marco A. Lopez
Professor (1987)
Organic & Fe(II) Porphyrin Chemistry
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Organic Research

Synthesis and Catalysis Research


Dr. Eric R. Marinez
Associate Professor (2003)
Molecular Recognition & Catalysis
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Organic Research

Synthesis and Catalysis Research


Dr. Kensaku Nakayama
Professor (1987)
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
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Organic Research

Physical Research

Synthesis and Catalysis Research

Materials and Energy Research


Dr. Michael P. Schramm
Associate Professor (2007)
Chemistry Graduate Advisor
Supramolecular Chemistry & Molecular Recognition
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Organic Research

Synthesis and Catalysis Research

Drug Design and Delivery Research


Dr. Jason Schwans
Assistant Professor (2012)
Enzymology
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Biochemistry and Cellular Biology Research

Organic Research

Synthesis and Catalysis Research

Drug Design and Delivery Research


Dr. Young-Seok Shon
Professor (2006)
Macromolecular, Materials, & Nanoscience
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Organic Research

Inorganic Research

Synthesis and Catalysis Research