Angus Lamar - Faculty & Adjuncts

Angus Lamar, PhD

Angus Lamar, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
918-631-3024 Website Keplinger Hall Room 2135


PhD – The University of Oklahoma Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Emory University BS – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma – Emory University


Originally from Verden, Oklahoma, Dr. Angus Lamar attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha to obtain his chemistry degree. Dr. Lamar then earned his Ph.D. at The University of Oklahoma working in the organic/organometallic research group of Prof. Kenneth M. Nicholas. During this time, Dr. Lamar’s primary focus was on the nitrogenation of hydrocarbons via transition-metal and non-metal catalysis. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Lamar joined the research group of Prof. Lanny S. Liebeskind at Emory University as a postdoctoral fellow investigating a novel approach to amide/peptide bond formation along with a project to employ enantiomeric organometallic scaffolds towards the synthesis of medicinally/biologically relevant molecules. Dr. Lamar then joined Hanover College as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry where he taught Organic and General Chemistry, a number of special topics courses, and conducted research with undergraduate students. Dr. Lamar and his family moved back to Oklahoma to join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Tulsa in Fall, 2015. Current research projects under investigation include: 1) Nitrogen-centered radical amination of chemical feedstocks via non-metal activation; 2) Development of novel molecular agents as potential anticancer drugs; 3) Discovery of new visible-light photoredox catalysts (VLPC) and organic methods that utilize them; 4) The design of molecularly imprinted polymers to be applied towards the adsorption of organic molecules from either drinking water or air.

Research Interests

Organic Reaction Discovery and Design
Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis (VLPC)
Organometallic Synthesis and Catalysis
Synthesis of Biologically Relevant Molecules
Polymer Encapsulation

Teaching Interests

Organic Chemistry
General Chemistry
Art Conservation Science
Medicinal Chemistry
Advanced Organic Reaction Mechanisms


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Garnier-Amblard, Ethel, C.; Lamar, Angus A.; Liebeskind, Lanny S. Cross-Coupling with Organosulfur Electrophiles: the Liebeskind-Srogl Coupling Reaction, Organic Reactions, John Wiley and Sons, to be published in 2016.

Courses Taught

  • Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Independent Study
  • Organic Chemistry I

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana Academy of Science
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon
  • American Chemical Society

Awards & Honors

  • Kermit E. Brown Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Baccalaureate Scholar
  • Hypatia Honor Society
  • USAO Faculty Association Outstanding Graduate Award
  • Outstanding graduate research in organometallic chemistry/Jerry J. Zuckerman Award
  • Outstanding graduate research in organometallic chenmistry/Jerry J. Zuckerman Award
  • Young Alumni Award