Gordon H. Purser, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Gordon H. Purser, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Director of Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program


Gordon Purser, professor of chemistry, earned his B.S. degree with honors from The University of Texas and his Ph.D. from The University of Colorado. He investigates the use of commercially available computational methods to predict the chemical behavior of species in aqueous solution.

Awards and Honors

Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology; Outstanding TURC Mentor of the Year Award; Kermit Brown Teaching Award; The University of Tulsa Outstanding Teaching Award


  • Ph.D., The University of Colorado Boulder
    • Dissertation: “Coordination Complexes of Chromium(III) Containing Nicotinic Acid, A Ligand with Several Possible Modes of Binding”

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Computational Chemistry
  • Solvation Models
  • Prediction of chemical properties in aqueous solution