Colorado School of Mines graduates have many things in common, not least of which is a sense of pride in having earned a coveted diploma. Valued and sought after by employers the world over, Miners are making a positive difference in all walks of life. The Department of Chemistry has had the privilege of educating outstanding students and we are very proud of our alumni. To enable the department to keep in contact with alumni, we encourage all of our alumni to send an email with current information including place of employment and job title and description.

In an effort to highlight the achievements of our alumni, we will post articles providing updates on the careers of various chemistry graduates. If you would like to contribute an update to the website, please contact the chemistry office at

Donor Recognition

The Department gratefully acknowledges those who have so generously contributed over the past year. Your gifts make it possible for us to provide excellence in Chemistry curriculum and to pursue state-of-the-art research. Gifts can be designated for general needs or specific programs and scholarships.

  • Mr. John Ansted ‘82
  • Ms. Karen Brungard ‘01
  • Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Daniel ‘65
  • Mr. Scott Dickson ‘95
  • Ms. Jessica Dixon ‘99
  • Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Haney ‘01
  • Ms. Shelby Hollmaier ‘10
  • Dr. Todd Jones & Dr. E. Tracy Turner Jones ‘80
  • Mr. Alfred Keller ‘81
  • Mr. J. Scott Kimbrough ‘87
  • Dr. W. Harry Mandeville ‘71
  • Mr. Manuel Montano ‘10
  • Dr. Roger Olsen ‘72
  • Ms. Jacqueline Richardson ‘04
  • Mr. Maxwell Robb ‘09
  • Dr. & Mrs. Myles Scoggins
  • Mr. Shea Clark Smith ‘77
  • Ms. Courtney Steen ‘10
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ron Vaupel ‘86
  • Mr. Vincent Wood ‘58
  • Dr. Paul Trost ’71

Matching Gifts

  • IBM International Foundation
  • Johnson & Johnson Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips Corporation

Endowed Gifts

  • Robert A. Baxter
  • Leland J. Beckham
  • Stephen R. Daniel
  • Scott A. Dickson
  • William H. Erickson
  • Glenn A. Sweany

‘Being at Mines you get the feeling that what you are working on could really change the world.’

Graduate Program Alumni

Robert JinkersonRobert Jinkerson graduated with a PhD in Applied Chemistry in 2014 and was a Fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford University. He was selected for a three-year, fully funded postdoctoral fellowship from the Life Sciences Research Foundation, from over 1,000 applications. Robert is now an Assistant Professor at the University of California – Riverside in Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

Undergraduate Program Alumni

Kimberly A See graduated with a BS in Chemistry in 2009 and completed her PhD studies in 2014 at the University of California – Santa Barbara working with both Profs. Ram Seshadri and Galen Stucky. She was awarded a St. Elmo Brady Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow and worked with Andrew Gewirth at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. She has since joined the faculty in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech as an assistant professor, more information on Prof. See can be found here

Maxwell Robb graduated with a BS in Chemistry in 2009 and completed his PhD studies at the University of California – Santa Barbara in Prof. Craig J. Hawker’s laboratory. After a stint at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, as a Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore, he joined the faculty in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech as an assistant professor in 2017. More information on Prof. Robb can be found here