Felix Rivas

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Felix Rivas

Dr. Felix Rivas

SCI-242 (SCI-295C)

(773) 995-2299 (Lab x3669)



B.S., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

Ph.D., University of Buffalo - SUNY

Postdoctoral, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Research Interests

Organic synthesis of heteroatom containing molecules: peptides, anthocyanins, and benzimidazolium ions. Chemical Education Research.

Recent Presentations and Publications

Synthesis of Anthocyanin Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Hawkins, R.; Rivas, F. M. Alternative Energy Symposium 2010, Chicago, Illinois. 

Organic Dyes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Rivas, F. M. Alternative Energy Symposium 2009, Chicago, Illinois. 

Synthesis of Two Antibacterial Peptides: Cicadapeptins I and IIHowell, G.; Floyd, Z.; Ntrawka, S.; Rivas, F. M., American Chemical Symposium 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana.


Member, American Chemical Society, Divisions: Chemical Education and Organic Chemistry

Recent Grants and Funding

2010, Co-PI, NSF – $279,990 – “MRI-R2: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer at Chicago State University” 

2008, Co-PI, DOD-ARL – $1,400,000 – “Development of flexible solar cell for man-portable power generator” 

2008, PI, NIH – $9,000 – “Synthesis of Two Antibacterial Peptides: Cicadapeptins I and II"