Kristopher V. Waynant Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Waynant joined the University of Idaho in the Fall of 2014 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. In January of 2017 Professor Waynant was converted to a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Professor Waynant's experiences in organometallic methodology; total synthesis; C-linked sugar chemistry; and polymeric materials drives his current independent interests.
Professor Waynant earned:
A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Virginia Tech in 2002
A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from New Mexico State University in December 2008
Post-Doctoral Research Associate with J.D. White at Oregon State University 2009-2010
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow at Colgate University 2010-2012 (Research with Prof. Ernie Nolen)
Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Paul V. Braun at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2012-2013
Prof. Waynant can also be found either rockclimbing; skiing; flyfishing; biking; hiking; roasting coffee; brewing beer; growing hops or watching Baltimore Orioles baseball.
Nicolas Johnson (B.S. Chemical Engineering 2017)
Nic joined the group in the Fall of 2015
Since joining the group Nic has earned:
Moubani joined the group in the Summer of 2017
Adbulakeem Osumah (Akeem)
Akeem joined the group in the Summer of 2017 following completion of his cumulative exams.
Akeem will focus his dissertation on:
Mitchell Leitzke (B.S. - Chemical Engineering / Chemistry 2019)
Mitchell Joined the group in Spring of 2016
Since joining the group Mitchell has been awarded:
Jessa Montoya (B.S. Microbiology 2017)
Jessa joined the group in the summer of 2016
Jessa has earned:
Jessa currently works on the synthesis and post-functionalization of a variety of polymer brushes.
Nicole Rueb (B.S. Chemistry 2018)
Nicole joined the group in the Spring of 2017
Nicole is currently working on the ATF ligand project. She is making new ATF ligands and ATF coordination complexes.