Alfredo Angeles, PI (preferred pronouns: he|him)

Associate Professor of Chemistry Alfredo Angeles-Boza on March 31, 2017. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

Associate Professor


I obtained my B.S. Degree in Chemistry from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. After a short research stint at Texas Christian University under the supervision of Prof. Tracy Hanna, I pursued Ph.D. studies in Inorganic Chemistry at Texas A&M University (TAMU) (2007), working under the direction of Kim R. Dunbar. Upon graduation, I decided to work in industry and joined Haliburton. After one year, I changed my mind and went back to the academic track.  After postdoctoral experience at TAMU (with Prof. Jean-Philippe Pellois) and Johns Hopkins University (with Prof. Justine Roth), I joined the faculty at UConn in 2012 as an Assistant Professor. I was promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry in 2018. In the summer of 2022, I was a Visiting Professor at the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Peru thanks to a Fulbright fellowship. My current research focuses on elucidating the role of metal ions in the antimicrobial activity of host defense peptides and the use of heavy atom kinetic isotope effects to study mechanisms of reactions in small molecule activation.

I am also extremely interested on the holistic development of learners and trainees from populations underrepresented in STEM. In 2019, I received the UConn McNair & LSAMP Scholars Recognition Award for this effort. As a goal, I would like to promote an open, inclusive and equitable culture that allows for the success and wellness of our students.

NCBI My Bibliography


Other Affiliations:

Institute of Materials Science

Engineering for Human Rights Initiative (EHRI)

Center for Microbial Systems, Ecology and Evolution (CMSEE)

Contact Information:


University of Connecticut

Department of Chemistry

55 North Eagleville Rd.

Storrs, CT 06269