Philip Hampton

Professor of Chemistry
CSU Channel Islands

Contact Information:

Phone: (805) 437-8869
Office: Solano Hall 1173


Professor Phil Hampton received his B.A. in Chemistry from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University, Stanford, CA. After completing his graduate studies, he held a two-year postdoctoral position at California Institute of Technology. He started his academic career as an assistant professor (1991 – 1997) in the Chemistry Department at the University of New Mexico and was promoted to associate professor (1997 – 2001). In 2001, he accepted the opportunity to be a founding faculty member of CSU Channel Islands (CI, 2001) and worked with twelve other founding faculty members to plan for the opening of CI as a campus in Fall 2002. He was promoted to full professor in 2002. He maintains an active research program with CI undergraduate students. 


Organic Synthesis, Green Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

His research focuses on organic synthesis and polymer chemistry and developing new laboratory experiments for the organic chemistry teaching labs that minimize chemical waste and utilize environmentally benign (“green”) reagents and sustainable processes. 
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