colby-sawyer faculty

Darrell Kuykendall

Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
(603) 359-3650 |

Joined faculty in 2013. Received B.S from California State University, Bakersfield and Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Teaching interests include Introductory Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Green Chemistry. Professor Kuykendall's research interests live at the interface of organic and materials chemistry—drawing inspiration from nature, the paradigmatic master of functional, carbon-based materials design.

Areas of expertise

  • Computational chemistry
  • Green chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Physical organic chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry


  • Kuykendall, Darrell W et al. “High-Affinity DNA Base Analogs as Supramolecular, Nanoscale Promoters of Macroscopic Adhesion.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 135.19 (2013): 7288–7295. Web.

  • Kuykendall, Darrell W et al. “Hydrogen-Bonded DeUG DAN Heterocomplex: Structure and Stability and a Scalable Synthesis of DeUG with Reactive Functionality.” Organic letters 11.1 (2009): 61–64. Web.


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Chemistry, California State University, Bakersfield