Jonathan Dannatt, Ph.D. - First Generation Faculty - University of Dallas

Jonathan Dannatt, Ph.D. - First Generation Faculty

Jonathan Dannatt, Ph.D.Jonathan Dannatt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

Dr. Jonathan E. Dannatt received his undergraduate training in chemistry and mathematics from Lyon College, a small liberal arts college located in the foothills of the Ozarks. While at Lyon, he had the opportunity to engage in a number of undergraduate research projects including an NSF funded REU at Georgetown University. These pivotal research experiences shaped his decision to pursue a graduate degree at Michigan State University after completion of his course work at Lyon in 2014. At MSU he joined Professor Robert Maleczka's highly collaborative team where he studied organic chemistry. Specifically, his doctoral studies focused on uncovering active and selective iridium based C–H activation borylation catalysts and the targeted synthesis of silsesquioxanes, a hybrid organic-inorganic class of compounds shown to provide significant polymer property enhancements. He defended this research and earned his doctorate in July of 2019.

Jonathan joined the faculty at the University of Dallas in August 2019 and teaches the organic chemistry sequence. Given the significant impact undergraduate research had on his career path, he hopes to provide equally transformative research opportunities in organic chemistry to students at UD.