PETER J STANG portrait
  • Distinguished Professor, Chemistry
  • David P. Gardner Presidential Chair Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry

Research Summary

Molecular Architecture via Coordination: Formation of discrete supramolecular species with well defined geometries and shapes via self-assembly (molecular triangles, squares, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons, 3D assemblies). Organometallic Chemistry; Polyvalent Iodine Species; Alkynyl Esters; Reactive Intermediates (vinyl cations, unsaturated carbenes).


  • B.S., Chemistry, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois . Project: Magna Cum Laude
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley . Project: NIH Fellow, with A. Streitwieser
  • Postdoctoral, Chemistry, Princeton University . Project: NIH Fellow, with P.v.R. Schleyer


BORN:                November 17, 1941, Nurnberg, Germany

CITIZENSHIP:    U.S.A. (Naturalized, June, 1962)

MARRIED:         1969, Christine M.E. Schirmer

CHILDREN:       Antonia (b. 1973); B.S. Brown Univ. 1995; M.D. and MBA McGill Univ. 2001

                            Alexandra (b. 1977); Honors B.S. Univ. of Utah 2000

ADDRESS:         1406 S Chancellor Way, Salt Lake City, Utah  84108

                           Chemistry Department, 315 S 1400 E, Rm. 2020, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah  84112

PHONE:              Office – (801) 581-8329; Home – (801) 581-9749; FAX:  Office – (801) 581-8433