Department of Chemistry

Xavier University of Louisiana

Michael R. Adams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Director, Chemistry Prepharmacy Program

Telephone Number: 504-520-5300
Room Number: NCF - Room 344
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General Chemistry Lecture and Lab
Organic Chemistry Lab
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Freshman Seminar

Short Professional Biography

Dr. Adams graduated with a BA in Chemistry from Colby College in 1983, where his undergraduate research experience involved natural product synthesis.¬† He received his Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 1990.¬† Working under the direction of Dr. Andrew Wojcicki, his research involved synthesis and reactivity of novel iron and ruthenium phosphido-bridged complexes.¬† Following stints as a Lecturer at both Ohio State and Otterbein College, Dr. Adams was a member of the faculty at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY, from 1990 'Äì 1998.¬† He was appointed to his current position at Xavier in 1998.¬† Dr. Adams is an active member of the American Chemical Society and serves as advisor for Xavier'Äôs award-winning Chem Club.

Research Interest

Organometallic synthesis

Current Grant Support

Recent Publications

Department of Chemistry