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.

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Dr. Paul T. Buonora
Professor (2000)
RISE Program Director

Organic Synthesis & Catalysis
Prof. Buonora's Profile

Doctor Marco A. Lopez

Dr. Marco A. Lopez
Professor Emeritus (1987)
Organic & Fe(II) Porphyrin Chemistry
Prof. Lopez's Profile

Doctor Eric R. Marinez

Dr. Eric R. Marinez
Associate Professor (2003)
HSI-STEM Program Director

Molecular Recognition & Catalysis
Prof. Marinez's Profile

Doctor Kensaku Nakayama

Dr. Kensaku Nakayama
Professor Emeritus (1987)
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Prof. Nakayama's Profile

Doctor Michael P. Schramm

Dr. Michael P. Schramm
Professor (2007)
Supramolecular Chemistry & Molecular Recognition
Prof. Schramm's Website

Doctor Jason Schwans

Dr. Jason Schwans
Associate Professor (2012)
Prof. Schwans's Website

Doctor Young-Seok Shon

Dr. Young-Seok Shon
Professor (2006)
Macromolecular, Materials, & Nanoscience
Prof. Shon's Website

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Dr. Julie Wahlman
Assistant Professor (2022)
Asymmetric Catalysis and Organic
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