Angus Lamar, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Angus Lamar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Originally from Verden, Oklahoma, Angus Lamar, Ph.D., attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha to obtain his chemistry degree. Lamar then earned his Ph.D. at The University of Oklahoma working in the organic/organometallic research group of Prof. Kenneth M. Nicholas. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Lamar joined the research group of Prof. Lanny S. Liebeskind at Emory University as a postdoctoral fellow investigating organometallic approaches toward the synthesis of medicinally/biologically relevant molecules. 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. 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) Development of novel molecular agents as potential anticancer drugs; 2) Nitrogen-centered radical amination of chemical feedstocks via non-metal activation; 3) Discovery of new visible-light photoredox catalysts (VLPC) and organic methods that utilize them.

Awards and Honors

  • TU ENS Kermit Brown Award for Teaching Excellence, 2021
  • University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award, 2022
  • USAO Alumni Association “Young Alumni Award,” USAO, 2014


  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • B.S., University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Organic reaction discovery and design
  • Visible-light photoredox catalysis (VLPC)
  • Organometallic synthesis and catalysis
  • Synthesis of biologically relevant molecules