Ekaterina Kadnikova


Visiting Asst. Professor of Organic Chemistry in Chemistry


Gustavus Adolphus College (St Peter, Minnesota)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Fall 2013 - present

University of Missouri – Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri)

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Fall 2004 – Summer 2013

University of California – Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, California)

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fall 2001 – Summer 2004

Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Fall 1995 – Fall 2001
  • Research Intern, Summer 1994

N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry (Moscow, Russia)

  • Undergraduate Research Associate, Fall 1992 - Spring 1995


  • Bioorganic chemistry, enantioselective catalysis, dynamic kinetic resolution, biocatalysis.
  • Polymer synthesis, enzymatic polymerization; hybrid organic-inorganic materials.
  • Chemical education; student engagement in organic chemistry courses.


Postdoctoral training, UC-Berkeley and Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley, California), 2001-2004; PhD in Organic Chemistry, Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa), 2001; Diploma in Chemistry (magna cum laude), Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia) 1997.

Courses Taught


CHE-141 (Organic Chemistry I) and CHE-141 (Organic Chemistry I Lab)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CHE-251Organic Chemistry II Lab22013/FA
CHE-251Organic Chemistry II12013/FA