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.

Paul Buonora

Dr. Paul Buonora

Professor (2000)
RISE Program Director

Organic Synthesis and Catalysis

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Marco Lopez

Dr. Marco A. Lopez

Professor Emeritus (1987)
Organic and Fe(II) Porphyrin Chemistry

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Eric Marinez

Dr. Eric Marinez

Associate Professor (2003)
HSI-STEM Program Director

Molecular Recognition and Catalysis

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Kensaku Nakayama

Dr. Kensaku Nakayama

Professor Emeritus (1987)
Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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Michael Schramm

Dr. Michael Schramm

Professor (2007)
Supramolecular Chemistry and Molecular Recognition

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Jason Schwans

Dr. Jason Schwans

Associate Professor (2012)

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Young-Seok Shon

Dr. Young-Seok Shon

Professor (2006)
Macromolecular, Materials, and Nanoscience

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Julie Wahlman

Dr. Julie Wahlman

Assistant Professor (2022)
Asymmetric Catalysis and Organic

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