Curtis Deer



  • 2010 M.S. Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 2006 B.S. Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Awards & Honors

  • 2006 University of Washington Early Bird Nanotechnology Fellowship
  • 2005 UNCF Merck  Fellow
  • 2004 WMU Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Award
  • 2004 W.M. Keck Scholar
  • 2003 Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Award
  • 2002 Western Michigan University Cultural Diversity Scholarship Award
  • 2002 American Chemical Society Scholar Award
  • 2002 American Chemical Society Project SEED Scholar Award



Zewge, D; Chen, C-Y.; Deer, C.; Dormer, P.G.; Hughes, D.L. “A Mild and Efficient Synthesis of 4-Quinolones and Quinolone Heterocycles” J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 4276-4279.


Deer, C.; Sung, R.; Gonazlez Beerman, P.; Muralidharan, S. “Synthesis of Mn2+-doped PbS Quantum Dots and their Spectroscopic Properties.” American Laboratory News, 2005, February.