Grants and Awards

National Science Foundation NSF CHE-1665342 (2017-2020)
Excited state intramolecular proton transfer-based photoassisted methodologies to access complex molecular architectures
NIH-GMS NIH R15 GM093930-03 (2017-2020)
Atom- and step-economical synthesis of polyheterocycles containing privileged substructures
National Science Foundation NSF CHE-1362959 (2014-2017)
Azaxylylenes and Quinomethanes in Photoassisted DOS: Experimental and Theoretical Study
NIH-GMS NIH R15 GM093930 (2014-2017)
Photoassisted access to novel polyheterocyclic scaffolds with increased saturation and limited rotatable bonds.
National Science Foundation NSF CHE-1057800 (2011-2014)
Modular Photoassisted Diversity-Oriented Synthesis
NIH-GMS NIH R15 GM093930 (2010-2013)
Topologically Unique Scaffolds in Photoassisted Diversity Oriented Synthesis
Petroleum Research Fund PRF 49785-ND4 (2010-2012)
Topologically Diverse New Polycyclic Scaffolds via Key Photochemical Steps
NIH-NIBIB NIH R21 EB008532 (2008-2010)
Ultrasensitive Photoamplifed Fluorescence Detection of Ligand Binding on a Chip
National Science Foundation NSF CHE-0640838 (2007-2010)
Photolabile reporters of molecular recognition: caging, tagging and photoamplification
NIH-GMS NIH R01 GM067655 (2004-2009)
Photolabile lipids, bilayers and liposomes
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Colorado OEDIT EDA 07-00032 (2007-2008)
High throughput Combinatorial Chemistry for Modern Drug Discovery
National Science Foundation NSF CHE-314344 (2003-2006)
Photolabile Scaffolds for Molecular Recognition
Petroleum Research Fund Petroleum Research Fund PRF-39613-AC (2003-2005)
Dithiepin-Based Molecular Cages, Sensors and Switches
DU Center for Teaching and Learning (2004)
Computational Modeling in the Life and Physical Sciences Instruction (PI)
NIH-GMS NIH 1 R15 GM62773-01 (2001-2004)
Crown ethers-based photo-take-apartable molecular hosts
National Science Foundation NSF Career Award CHE-9876389 (1999-2003)
Synthetic Methodologies Based on Novel SET-Induced Cleavage in Hydroxyalkyl Dithianes
Petroleum Research Fund Petroleum Research Fund PRF-32091-G4 (1997-1999)
Low Temperature EPR Study of Triplet Paterno-Buchi Diradicals
National Science Foundation NSF ILI DUE-9750803 (1997)
NMR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories

National Science Foundation NSF CMMI-1232520 (2012-2015)
GOALI: Investigation of Galvanic Reaction Barriers in High Temperature High Voltage Conductors
National Science Foundation NSF CHE-0342941 (2004)
Purchase of a Laser Flash Photolysis System for Research and Education
National Science Foundation NSF CHE-0234954 (2003)
Purchase of a MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer for Research and Education
DU Center for Teaching and Learning (1999)
Use of High Technology in the Organic Chemistry Classroom and Laboratory

Orginal Heilmeier questions

(by George H. Heilmeier, President and CEO of Bellcore)

  • What are you trying to do? Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon.
  • How is it done today, and what are the limits of current practice?
  • What's new in your approach and why do you think it will be successful?
  • Who cares? If you're successful, what difference will it make?
  • What are the risks and the payoffs?
  • How much will it cost? How long will it take?
  • What are the midterm and final "exams" to check for success?