Derek Denning

Dr. Derek Denning is a Research Fellow in the S&T Policy Division. Dr. Denning obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland with a background in organic photochemistry. His research focused on the applications of photoinduced electron transfer chemistry as it pertains to photoremovable protecting groups and the photochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. Prior to that, Derek obtained his B.S. in chemistry from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont and participated in a NSF directed summer undergraduate research program at the University of Kansas. Derek is an avid sports fan and in his free time he enjoys playing softball in spring/summer and skiing in the winter.