How to Reach Us

Department of Chemistry
Fort Hays State University
Tomanek Hall 341
Phone: 785-628-5321
FAX: (785) 628-4088 

Dr. Arvin Cruz, Chair 

Ms. Anne Basgall, Sr Administrative Assistant

Research Opportunities

Bruce A. Atwater, PhD, Indiana University
Organic chemistry: Drug discovery/synthesis and characterization of novel organic compounds.

James R. Balthazor, PhD, Kansas State University
Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics: Studies using modern biochemical and genomic approaches on proteins of saliva and the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR), in various species.

Krisztina Z. Bencze, PhD, University of Szeged
Biochemistry: Study of regulation of cellular iron homeostasis and probing changes at the level of disease.

Arvin J.F. Cruz, PhD, Wichita State University
Physical-Inorganic Chemistry: Photophysical and electrochemical characterization of transition metal complexes, coordination chemistry, and synthesis of supramolecular inorganic dyes for solar-energy conversion.

Stephen G. Donnelly, PhD, University of Rochester
Physical Chemistry: Gas phase ion-molecule interactions, atmospheric chemistry, bio-diesel production and analysis.

Loretta T. Dorn, PhD, Brandeis University
Organic Chemistry: Natural product synthesis, synthesis and characterization of novel organic compounds, organic methodology.

Eddie G. Olmstead, Jr., PhD, Duke University
Inorganic Chemistry: Iron-chelate exchange reactions in biological environments; photochemical catalysis of iron-chelate exchange reactions.

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