Jeffrey Engle

Assistant Professor, Chemistry


UC Box: A121

Office: Murdock 106


Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR in 2013.

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Seattle Pacific, Seattle, WA in 2007.


Research Interests

Published Works

  • Engle, J. M.; Johnson, D. W.; Haley, M. M.; 2013, In Prep. “Off-on Fluorescent Sensor for the Detection of Chloride in Water”

  • Engle, J. M.; Fairley, K.; Carroll, C. N.; Johnson, D. W.; Haley, M. M.; 2013, In Prep. “Anion templated nanofibres: a novel methodology for nanofibre fabrication”

  • Engle, J. M.; Singh, P. S.; Vonnegut, C. L.; Zakharov, L. N.; Haley, M. M.; Johnson, D. W. CrystEngComm.2013, In Prep. “Synthesis and structure of a macrocyclic receptor based on the 2,6-bis(2-anilinoethynyl)pyridine scaffold”

  • Engle, J. M.; Carroll, C. N.; Johnson, D. W.; Haley, M. M. Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 1105–1110. “Synthesis and optoelectronic properties of 2,6-bis(2-anilinoethynyl)pyridine scaffolds”

  • Engle, J. M.; Lakshminarayanan, P. S.; Carroll, C. N.; Zakharov, L. N.; Haley, M. M.; Johnson, D. W. Cryst. Growth Des. 2011, 11, 5144–5152. “Molecular Self-Assembly: Solvent Guests Tune the Conformation of a Series of 2,6-Bis(2-anilinoethynyl)pyridine-Based Ureas”

  • Langenhan, J. M.; Endo, M. M.; Engle, J. M.; Fukumoto, L. L.; Rogalsky, D. R.; Slevin, L. K.; Fay, L. R.; Lucker, R. W.; Rohlfing, J. R.; Smith, K. R.; Tjaden, A. E.; Werner, H. M. Carbohydr. Res. 2011, 346, 2663–2676. “Synthesis and biological evaluation of RON-neoglycosides as tumor cytotoxins”

  • Langenhan, J. M.; Engle, J. M.; Slevin, L. K.; Fay, L. R.; Lucker, R. W.; Smith, K. R.; Endo, M. M. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2008, 18, 670–673. “Modifying the glycosidic linkage in digitoxin analogs provides sel
    ective cytotoxins”


  • 2011 NSF GK-12 Fellowship (two years of graduate funding)
  • 2010 NSF summer stipend for helping lead the Undergraduate Catalytic Outreach and Research Experience (UCORE) program at the University of Oregon
  • 2010 Graduate Student Travel Award from the University of Oregon for travel to the 9th International Symposium on Functional π-Electron Systems in Atlanta, GA
  • $3,000 College of Science and Engineering scholarship from Seattle University
  • $40,000 merit based scholarship from Seattle University
  • 2006 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from Seattle University

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunites to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then. You can use the links to the left to read descriptions of the courses listed below.


CHEM 220 General Chemistry I

CHEM 300 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

CHEM 400 Advanced Organic Chemistry