Charles P. Casey

CENTC Advisory Board Member

Charles P. Casey received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1967 where he did graduate research with George M. Whitesides on organocopper compounds. In 1968, he joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is now Homer B. Adkins Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. 

Professor Casey's research focuses on mechanistic organometallic chemistry. The mechanisms of important catalytic processes including hydroformylation, hydrogenation, and alkene polymerization have been explored. He is currently working on new hydrogenation catalysts that operate by simultaneous delivery of a hydride and a proton to polar substrates.

He is author of more than 250 papers in organometallic chemistry and served as President of the American Chemical Society in 2004.