Haley Lab, University of Oregon


Laboratory Members


 

Principal Investigator


Michael Haley

haley@uoregon.edu

Michael HaleyFull CV

Michael M. Haley was born in 1965 in Lake Charles, Louisiana but spent most of his pre-college years growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He received both his Bachelor’s (1987) and Ph.D. (1991) degrees from Rice University working with Prof. Ed Billups on the chemistry of cyclopropenes and cycloproparenes. Haley then pursued his postdoctoral studies with Prof. Peter Vollhardt at the University of California-Berkeley from 1991 to 1993 studying [N]phenylenes. He joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 1993 where he is currently the Richard M. and Patrica H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry. He also served as Head of the Department from 2008 to 2014. Haley is a well-recognized expert in the synthesis and study of aromatic and carbon-rich molecules with potential applications in materials science. He has co-authored over 150 papers on novel aromatic and carbon-rich molecules and published most of these studies in some of the most respected chemistry journals(Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Journal of Organic Chemistry, etc.). When not on campus, he can often be found on the mountain snowboarding, on the river kayaking, in the back yard tending his fruit and vegetable gardens, or in the kitchen cooking, usually with wine glass in hand.




Graduate Students



Chris Vonnegut


Chris Vonnegut



G5 PhD Candidate
Sensing project
      Co-advised by Darren Johnson
B.S. 2007 Benedictine College
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO


Gabriel Rudebusch


Gabriel Rudebusch



G5 PhD Candidate
Indenofluorene project
B.S. 2010 University of Nevada, Reno
Hometown: Reno, NV
 


Jon Marshall


Jon Marshall



G5 PhD Candidate
Indenofluorene Project
B.A. 2006 Kalamazoo College
Hometown: South Lyon, MI
 


Blake Tresca


Blake Tresca



G4 PhD Candidate
Sensing project
      Co-advised by Darren Johnson
B.S. 2010 Trinity University
Hometown: Houston, TX


Conerd Frederickson


Conerd Frederickson



G3 PhD Candidate
Indenofluorene project
B.A. 2012 Hendrix College
Hometown: Conway, AR

 


Ryan Hansen


Ryan Hansen



G2 Graduate Student
Sensing project
      Co-advised by Darren Johnson
B.S. 2013 University of Oregon
Hometown: San Diego, CA






Rotation Students


Lisa Eytel


Lisa Eytel


G1 Graduate Student
Sensing project
      Co-advised by Darren Johnson
     
     


Andrea Steiger


Andrea Steiger


G1 Graduate Student
Sensing project
      Co-advised by Darren Johnson
     
     


Patrick Gamache


Patrick Gamache


G1 Graduate Student
Sensing project
      Co-advised by Darren Johnson
     
     






Post-Baccalaureate Researchers


Airlia Shonkwiler


Airlia Shonkwiler


Sensing project/Suprasensor intern
Hometown: Wilsonville, OR






Undergraduate Researchers


Muhammad Khalifa


Muhammad Khalifa


Senior
Myotonic Dystrophy project
Hometown: Eugene, OR


Kevin Fajardo


Kevin Fajardo


Junior
Sensing project
Hometown: Beaverton, OR


Rose Kent


Rose Kent


Senior
Indenofluorene project
 
 

Nathan O'Neal


Nathan O'Neal


Junior
Indenofluorene project
 

Jonny Matson


Jonny Matson


Junior
Sensing project
 

Michael Jones


Michael Jones


Junior
Indenofluorene project
 

Calvin Chau


Calvin Chau


Junior
Sensing project
 




Previous Lab Members


Micah Bodner


Post-doctoral Fellow 11/2010-11/2012
  Senior Chemist
      Organic Consultants, Inc.
      Eugene, OR


Cameron Hilton


Post-doctoral Fellow 09/2008-09/2010
  Senior Chemist
      Momentive, Inc.
      Springfield, OR


Takashi Takeda


Post-doctoral Fellow 07/2008-03/2009
  Assistant Professor
      Tohoku University
      Sendai, Japan


Carissa Jones


Post-doctoral Fellow 08/2003-06/2005
  Staff Scientist
      Brewer Scientific, Inc.
      Springfield, MO


He-Ping Wu


Post-doctoral Fellow 07/2001-09/2003
  Research Scientist
      Merck, Inc.
      Rahway, NJ


Volker Jacob


Post-doctoral Fellow 10/2001-09/2002
  Associate Editor for Angewandte Chemie
      Wiley-VCH
      Weinheim, Germany


Grant J. Palmer


Post-doctoral Fellow 07/2001-06/2002
  Research Associate
      Albany Molecular
      Albany, NY


Abhijit Sarkar


Post-doctoral Fellow 06/1999-05/2001
  Research Scientist
      Michigan Molecular Institute
      Midland, MI



Michelle Watt


Ph.D. 2014
  Adjunct Instructor
    University of Oregon
    Eugene, Oregon


Bradley Rose


Ph.D. 2014
  Post-doctoral Fellow
    Jean-Luc Brédas, KAUST
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Aaron Docter


M.S. 2013
  Denver, CO
     
     


Aaron Fix


Ph.D. 2013
 
     
     


Jeffrey Engle


Ph.D. 2013
  Visiting Assistant Professor
      Pacific University
      Forest Grove, OR


Brian Young


Ph.D. 2013
  Research Scientist
      Pulse Health LLC
      Portland, OR


Daniel Chase


Ph.D. 2011
  Lecturer
      Gonzaga University
      Spokane, WA


Calden Carroll


Ph.D. 2011
  CEO
      Suprasensor Technologies
      Eugene, OR


Sean McClintock


Ph.D. 2009
  Assistant Professor of Chemistry
      Western New England University
      Springfield, MA


Eric Spitler


Ph.D. 2008
  Research Associate
      PPG Industries
      Pittsburgh, PA


Matthew O’Connor


Ph.D. 2008
  Postdoctoral Associate
      New York University - Abu Dhabi
      Abu Dhabi


Charles Johnson II


Ph.D. 2007
      Monroe, OR
     
     


Christopher W. Landorf


Ph.D. 2007
  Research Associate
      Brewer Scientific, Inc.
      Springfield, MO


Laura Shirtcliff


Ph.D. 2006
  Senior Chemist
      Organic Consultants, Inc.
      Eugene, OR


Jeremiah Marsden


Ph.D. 2005
  President
      Organic Consultants, Inc.
      Eugene, OR


AJ Boydston


M.S. 2002
  Assistant Professor
      University of Washington
      Seattle, WA


David Kimball


Ph.D. 2002
  Staff Scientist
      Los Alamos National Laboratory
      Los Alamos, NM


Brad Wan


Ph.D. 2001
  Mad Scientist
      Isis Pharmaceuticals
      Oceanside, CA


Thomas Lau


M.S. June 2000
  Chemist
      Suterra LLC
      Bend, OR


Joshua Pak


Ph.D. 1999
  Professor
      Idaho State University
      Pocatello, ID


Heather Smith


Ph.D. 1999
  Staff Researcher
      AstraZeneca
      Boston, MA


Robert Gilbertson


Ph.D. 1999
  Group Leader
      Los Alamos National Laboratory
      Los Alamos, NM


Stephen Brand


M.S. 1995
      Eugene, OR