David Manke

David Manke, PhD

Associate Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry




Violette Research 201B


2005Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPhD
2000Brandeis UniversityBS


  • CHM156 - Modern Chemical Principles II
  • CHM170 - Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHM431 - Principles of Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHM433 - Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • CHM550 - Organometallic Chemistry


Research interests

  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Covalen Metal-Organic Networks
  • Catalysis and Small Molecule Activation
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks
  • Historical Werner Complexes

Select publications

Mrittika Roy, Duyen N. K. Pham, Ava Kreider-Mueller, James A. Golen & David R. Manke (2018).
First-row transition metal-pyridine (py)-sulfate [(py)xM](SO4) complexes (M = Ni, Cu and Zn): Crystal field theory in action
Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry, 74, 263-268.

Velabo Mdluli, Patrick J. Hubbard, Diego R. Javier-Jimenez, Andrew Kuznicki, James A. Golen, Arnold L. Rheingold & David R. Manke (2017).
A modular synthesis of tris(aryl)tren ligands: Synthesis, structure and lithiation chemistry
Inorganica Chimica Acta, 461, 71-77.

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