Principal Investigator

Michael Haley

haley@uoregon.edu

                  Full 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 200 research articles (papers, reviews, book chapters) 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, Nature 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.

 

Postdoctoral Researchers and Visiting Students

Dr. Jessica Lohrman

Sensing project

Co-advised by Darren Johnson

Ph.D. 2017

University of Kansas

 

 

Graduate Students

 

Justin Dressler

G5 PhD Candidate
Indenofluorene project
B.S. 2015
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI

Jeremy Bard

G4 Graduate Student
Sensing project
Co-advised by Darren Johnson
B.S. 2016 Eastern Oregon University
Hometown: La Grande, OR

Hazel Fargher

G4 Graduate Student
Sensing project
Co-advised by Darren Johnson
B.S. 2016 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Hometown: Forrestdale, MA

Joshua Barker

G4 Graduate Student
Indenofluorene Project
B.S. 2016
Eastern Washington University
Hometown: Poulsbo, WA

Thais de Faria

G3 Graduate Student
Sensing Project
M.S. 2017
Florida State University

Gabrielle Warren

G2 Graduate Student
Indenofluorene Project
B.S. 2017
Walla Walla University
Hometown: Spokane, WA

Hannah Bates

Sensing Project
B.S. 2018

 

Visiting Researchers

None currently

 

Undergraduate Researchers

Janiel Elizarraga-Oregel

 

Junior
Sensing Project

Eric Strand

Junior
Indenofluorene Project

 

 

Rotation Students

Hannah Hashimoto

 

Indenofluorene Project

Efrain Vidal

Indenofluorene Project

 

 

Previous Lab Members

Charlotte Gers-Panther

Post-doctoral Fellow 10/2015-06/2016
Assistant Editor
European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Micah Bodner

Post-doctoral Fellow 11/2010-11/2012
Senior Chemist
Cascade Chemical, 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
Eternity Bioscience
Cranbury, NJ

Volker Jacob

Post-doctoral Fellow 10/2001-09/2002
Senior 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

Lisa Eytel

Ph.D. 2019
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Boise State University
Boise, ID

Conerd Frederickson

Ph.D. 2018

Ryan Hansen

M.S. 2016

Blake Tresca

Ph.D. 2016
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI

Gabe Rudebusch

Ph.D. 2016
Post-doctoral Fellow
Jeffrey S. Moore,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

Chris Vonnegut

Ph.D. 2016
Scientist
Thermo Fisher, Inc.
Eugene, OR

Jon Marshall

Ph.D. 2016
Senior Chemist
Cascade Chemical, Inc.
Eugene, OR

Michelle Watt

Ph.D. 2014
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Emmanuel College
Boston, MA

Bradley Rose

Ph.D. 2014
Lecturer
Illinois Central College
Peoria, IL

Aaron Docter

M.S. 2013
Lecturer of Chemistry and Biology
Western State Colorado University
Gunnison, CO

Aaron Fix

Ph.D. 2013
Extraction Consultant
TranquiloChem
Eugene, OR

Jeffrey Engle

Ph.D. 2013
Instructor
Tacoma Community College
Tacoma, WA

Brian Young

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

Daniel Chase

Ph.D. 2011
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
St. Mary’s City, MD

Calden Carroll

Ph.D. 2011
Senior Scientist
The Climate Corporation
San Francisco, CA

Sean McClintock

Ph.D. 2009
Associate 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
Research 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
Cascade Chemical, Inc.
Eugene, OR

Jeremiah Marsden

Ph.D. 2005
President & Owner
Cascade Chemical, Inc.
Eugene, OR

AJ Boydston

M.S. 2002
Professor of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

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 of Chemistry
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