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Department News Highlights:

  • Don Warner Portrait
    Faculty Achievement

    Dr. Don Warner Selected as 2017 Boise State Foundation Scholar for Teaching. Read more....

  • Dr. Rao Kondamudi and Jacob Smith
    New Publication

    Dr. Rao Kondamudi and Jacob Smith Published in American Journal of Potato Research. Read more...

  • Image of Romaric Mukuna with his conference poster
    Student Spotlight

    Romaric Mukuna wins at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Read more...

  • Matthew King
    Faculty Achievement

    Dr. Matt King Recognized by the American Chemical Society Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. Read more...

New Faculty – Fall 2016

The Boise State Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes three new full-time faculty members. Each of these individuals bring skills and expertise that enhance the department’s strengths in disciplines from synthetic inorganic chemistry to biochemistry.

Colson_Adam_EditedDr. Adam Colson joins the department from the Dow Chemical Company as Assistant Professor. He completed his Ph.D. studies at Rice University where he studied the chemistry and materials science of transition metal phosphides. Adam became the North American Adhesives Technology Leader for Dow’s Polyurethane business in 2015 and received the Rising Star Award for excellence in application development. Read more…


Meredith_Joe_EditedDr. Joe Meredith joins the department from the University of Denver as Lecturer. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he studied inorganic chemistry. Joe worked in the D. Michael Heinekey research group performing synthesis of organic ligands and air-sensitive organometallic complexes. He went on to teach in Seattle and then Denver. Read more…


Saunders_Chris_EditedDr. Christopher Saunders joins the department from the College of Idaho as Lecturer. Christopher received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Arkansas where his research focus was method development in the detection of methionine sulfoxide in proteomic samples. After finishing his Ph.D. Christopher moved back to the Treasure Valley where he taught at both the College of Western Idaho and the College of Idaho. Read more…