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Department of

Chemistry

The New Mexico Tech Chemistry Department is the only one with a purpose-built building. All students pass through the chemistry courses, but the department also educates the next generation of brilliant chemists. Techies have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and undergraduates often contribute to professors projects and doctoral-level research.

 Chemistry Department News

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Oluwaseun Ogunro

Oluwaseun Ogunro recently published his work "Global Distribution and Surface Activity of Macromolecules in Offline Simulations of Marine Organic Chemistry" in Springer Biogeochemistry.

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Dr. Liliya Frolova

Dr. Liliya Frolova just published her latest discoveries in European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry - “Wittig Derivatization of Sesquiterpenoid Polygodial Leads to Cytostatic Agents with Activity against Drug Resistant Cancer Cells Capable of Pyrrolylation of Primary Amines”.

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Dr. Rodolfo Tello-Aburto

Dr. Rodolfo Tello-Aburto recently published his work on “Total Synthesis and Absolute Stereochemistry of the  Proteasome Inhibitors Cystargolides A and B” in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.

 Faculty

Michael Heagy, PhD

Professor, Department Chair

Michael Heagy, PhD
Jeff Altig, PhD

Associate Professor

Jeff Altig, PhD
Sally Pias, PhD

Assistant Professor

Sally Pias, PhD
Liliya Frolova, PhD

Associate Research Professor

Liliya Frolova, PhD
Mahinda Ranasinghe, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mahinda Ranasinghe, PhD
Gayan Rubasinghege, PhD

Assistant Professor

Gayan Rubasinghege, PhD
Menake Piyasena, PhD

Assistant Professor

Menake Piyasena, PhD
Praveen Patidar, PhD

Assistant Professor

Praveen Patidar, PhD
Rodolfo Tello-Aburto, PhD

Assistant Professor

Rodolfo Tello-Aburto, PhD