Inorganic Chemistry and Spectroscopy

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We are a teaching-focused group at Cal Poly Pomona with the aim for undergraduate and masters students to contribute to peer-reviewed research and small molecule activation while learning a variety of inorganic chemistry techniques including air-free synthesis, spectroscopy, crystallography, and computations.


Group News


Nov. 2021 - Dr. Stieber is one of 8 faculty selected for the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award! (link)

Oct. 2021 - Nicole Avila wins the inorganic chemistry award for her poster at the SACNAS conference! Great job Nicole! (link)

Oct. 2021 - Dr. Stieber is part of a team to receive a $5 million grant from the Department of Education for, "STARS (Student Success and Transfer Articulation through Research and Support Services – An HSI STEM Transformation Project)." See PolyCentric article highlighting this work! (link)

Oct. 2021 - We are now a platinum certified Bronco Green Lab! (link) See the PolyCentric article about us! (link)

Aug. 2021 - Congratulations to Kevin Liang for successfully defending his Master's thesis!

Jun. 2021 - Congratulations to Justin Cortez for winning 1st place in the California State University Student Research Competition!!

May. 2021 - Congratulations to Brenda Henriquez for successfully defending her Master's thesis!

May. 2021 - Congratulations to Alexis Hoxie, Elisa Olivas, Adrian Torres, and Zijie Zhang for graduating with a BS in Chemistry! Congratulations to Evan Bonnand for graduating with a BS in Biology!

Apr. 2021 - Congratulations to Dr. Stieber for being awarded the Provost's Award for Scholarly and Creative Activities!

Jan. 2021 - Our lab was awarded a grant from the CSU Agricultural Research Institute (ARI)!

Dec. 2020 - Congratulations to Emily Thompson and Carlos Gutierrez for graduating with a BS in Chemistry!

Jun. 2020 - Congratulations to Karen Juarez for graduating with a BS in Chemistry!

Apr. 2020 - Congratulations to Jacob Brannon for successfully defending his Master's thesis!

Apr. 2020 - Alumnus Justin Cortez was featured in the College of Science Magazine! (link)

Mar. 2020 - Congratulations to Brenda Henriquez for being selected for a DAAD research grant!

Nov. 2019 - We were featured in the College of Science newsletter. (link)

Aug. 2019 - Congratulations to Adrian Torres for being selected as an LSAMP Fellow!

Jun. 2019 - Congratulations to Zijie Zhang for being selected as an NSF SPIRES Fellow!

Jun. 2019 - Congratulations to Emily Thompson and Alexis Hoxie for being selected as LSAMP Fellows!

Apr. 2019 - Dr. Stieber receives NSF CAREER award! (Link) (Poly Post article) (Press Release) (News article) (College Newsletter)

Apr. 2019 - Check out the NSF XSEDE news highlight for Erica Hummel's paper! (Link)

Apr. 2019 - Congratulations to Briana Arreaga for being selected for the RISE program!

Apr. 2019 - Congratulations to Zijie Zhang for receiving the Valspar Award!

Apr. 2019 - Undergraduates Phan Phu, Beverly Stretch and Zijie Zhang receive research distinction awards!

Jan. 2019 - Congratulations to undergraduate Phan Phu on her JACS paper! (Link)

Jan. 2019 - Congratulations to Master's candidate Erica Hummel on her published paper! (Link)

Nov. 2018 - Congratulations to Zijie Zhang for being selected as a McNair Scholar!

Oct. 2018 - Congratulations to undergraduate Beverly Stretch on her first published structure and to Master's candidate Jacob Brannon for officially being a crystallographer! (Link)

Oct. 2018 - Congratulations to Jacob Brannon on receiving a MENTORES/PPOHA Grant!

Sept. 2018 - Congratulations to Briana Arreaga on an LSAMP Fellowship!

Sept. 2018 - Undergraduates Carlos and Zijie publish a paper! (Link)

Jun. 2018 - Jonathan Stoffel graduates with a BS in Chemistry and starts a Ph.D. at Notre Dame!

May 22, 2018 - Congratulations to Tiffany Lopez on successfully defending her Master's thesis!

Feb. 20, 2018 - Congratulations to Tiffany Lopez on receiving a MENTORES/PPOHA Grant!

Feb. 16, 2018 - Check out the local news story about our new single crystal X-ray diffractometer by InlandEmpire.US (Link)

Feb. 15, 2018 - A successful grand opening event for the Cal Poly Pomona Crystallography Co-op! Read the campus news story here (Link)

Jan. 2018 - Congrats to Hector Alarcon for landing a job at Ecolab!

Sept. 2017 - We were awarded a $599,077 grant for a single crystal X-ray diffractometer from the Department of Defense (DoD) Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation Grant under contract #W911NF-17-1-0537.
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