Shane Galley

Assistant Research Professor, Chemistry

Dr. Shane Galley joined the faculty of Mines in Dec. 2020 as a Research Assistant Professor. Shane received his BS in Chemistry from Ithaca College where he worked with Professor Anna Larsen investigating rhodium PNP pincer catalysts for alkyne dimerization. Continued his education at Florida State University receiving his Ph.D. in Inorganic chemistry under Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schönzart. Shane spent the four years there studying non-aqueous coordination chemistry of transuranium Elements specializing in single crystal X-ray diffraction working with elements all the way up to einsteinium!  In 2017, He did a post-doctoral position with Professor Suzanne Bart at Purdue University where he studied organometallic chemistry of lighter actinides, mainly focused on reduced thorium species for multielectron chemistry. At Mines, Shane is a part of Professor Shafer’s research group where he focuses on developing synthetic methods for the separation of lanthanide and actinides.

Office: 312C Coolbaugh Hall


  • BS- Ithaca College
  • PhD- Florida State University
  • Postdoctoral Researcher- Purdue University