Daron E Janzen, Ph.D.


Daron Janzen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received his Ph.D. in the area of Inorganic chemistry. He routinely teaches General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry laboratory courses, and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. Professor Janzen's research foci include coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry, X-ray crystallography, green chemistry, materials chemistry, and laboratory curriculum development. All of his scholarship involves collaborative undergraduate research, with students at St. Kate's as well as numerous faculty and students from other Primarily Undergraduate Institutions. Professor Janzen strongly believes his scholarship informs and enhances his teaching. He also recognizes that students engage with their learning in a profound way when they are involved in high-quality publishable peer-reviewed research projects.
Research Interest
Materials chemistry;
X-ray crystallography;
Air-stable organometallic complexes;
Electronic structure & solid-state structure relationships;
Applications of solid-state molecular materials in optoelectronic devices (LEDs, sensors, transistors)