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Carl S. Lecher, Ph.D.

  • Anthony J. Kriech Endowed Professor of Chemistry
  • Director, Institute for Green and Sustainable Science
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences
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  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Purdue University
  • B.S., Marian College


  • Member, American Chemical Society (1996-present)
  • Member, Green Chemistry Education Network (GCEdNet) (2006-present)
  • Member, Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network (2007-present)
  • Member, Indy SHER (Indianapolis Sustainability Higher Education Roundtable) (2013-present)

Fall Courses

  • CHE 305: Organic Chemistry I
  • BIO 490 & CHE 490: Senior Seminar
  • ENV 170: Environmental Science

Spring Courses

  • CHE 306: Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 410: Advanced Organic Chemistry 

Other Courses Taught

  • CHE 100: Elements of General and Biological Chemistry
  • CHE 360 & 460: Internship in Chemistry
  • CHE 498: Directed Research
  • BIO 380/480 & CHE 380/480 & EDU 580 IGSS: Summer Program
  • FYS 110: Sustainability: A Path to Responsible Stewardship

Research Interests

  • Development of novel green synthetic methodologies 
  • Development and implementation of green procedures and techniques
  • Green chemistry education
  • Sustainability in higher education


M.W. Giese, C.S. Lecher. (2009) Non-enzymatic Cyclization of Creatine Ethyl Ester to Creatinine. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 388: 252–255.

M.W. Giese, C.S. Lecher. (2009) Qualitative In vitro NMR Analysis of Creatine Ethyl Ester Pronutrient in Human Plasma. International Journal of Sports Medicine 30: 766 – 770.

W. H. Moser, J. Zhang, C. S. Lecher, T. L. Frazier. (2002) Stereocontrolled [3+2] Annulations with Arene Chromium Tricarbonyl Complexes: Construction of Spirocyclic Compounds Related to Fredericamycin A.  Organic Letters 4: 1981-1984.

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