A UB faculty member since 1993, Professor Colón is an
analytical chemist whose research interests are in the field of
micro/nano chemistry, including the study and development of new
chromatographic media and column technology in separation sciences,
detection schemes for monitoring mass-limited samples and the
development of new strategies to separate and analyze complex
chemical or biochemical sample mixtures.
The author or co-author of nearly 100 scientific publications, Colón has served as the major advisor of many PhD and master's students and has mentored numerous under-represented graduate and undergraduate students. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Boards of Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, Microchemical Journal and The Analyst. His most recent recognitions for his research work include The 2012 A.A. Benedetti-Pichler Award by the American Microchemical Society for his outstanding research in microchemical analysis and the 2012 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal from the WNY American Chemical Society (ACS). In addition to his research accomplishments, Colón has served in a number of administrative positions including chair of the department of chemistry, director of graduate studies and as a member of the Schomburg Fellowship Advisory Committee. Colón has received numerous awards in recognition of his mentoring, among them the 2009 AAAS Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the 2010 ACS Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Promotion of Diversity in Chemical Sciences and the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award in 2004 from the Compact for Faculty Diversity, a national initiative to produce more minority PhD's. In 2012, Colón was one of two inaugural recipients of the Graduate School’s “Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring” award and subsequently received the Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award bestowed upon him by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.
Luis A. Colón
Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
Professor of Chemistry
578 NS Complex
Buffalo, NY 14260-1608