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David W. Lehmpuhl Ph.D.

Dean, College of STEM; Professor (Analytical Chemistry)

David W. Lehmpuhl Ph.D.
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Life Science - LS106


  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1997
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1992


Dean, College of STEM, Pueblo 2020-present

Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, Pueblo 2015-2020

Acting Dean, CSM 2015

Interim Dean, CSM 2012-2013

Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Pueblo 2009-present

Department Chair, Chemistry, 2013-2015, 2004-2012

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Pueblo 2003-2009

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo 1998-2003

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs 1997-1998


Nimmo, D., Herrmann, S., Lehmpuhl, D., Carsella, J., Turner, J. Bioaccumulation of Selenium by the Bryophyte Hydrohypnum ochraceum in the Fountain Creek Watershed, Colorado. Environmental Management 50 (6), (2012) 1111-1124. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-012-9947-x.

J. Carsella, S. Herrmann, D. Lehmpuhl, B. Vanden Heuvel, C. Kinney, P. Cabot, K. McGarvy, D. Nimmo, G. Dowler, and P. Foutz. “Mercury and Selenium in Fountain Creek Fish Tissues: An Update.” The Green Line Online, Newsletter of the Colorado Riparian Association, 22:12-13, 17 (2011).

N. Jaksic, J. Piquette, M. Druelinger, D. Lehmpuhl, H. Caprioglio, J. Cho, P. Chacon, and M. Mincic, “Maturing of a Multidisciplinary Cohort of STEM Scholars: Year Three,” 2010 ASEE Zone IV Conference, pp. 121-131, Reno, NV, March 25-27, 2010.

Nebojsa Jaksic, Keith Sinkhorn, Melvin Druelinger, David Lehmpuhl, Helen Caprioglio, Yoanna Long, Paul Chacon, Michael Mincic, Janna Mclean, John Borton, and Jeff Piquette, “Multidisciplinary Cohorts of STEM Scholars: Challenges and Rewards.” Proceedings of the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education, Rocky Mountains Section Conference, Utah Valley University Campus, Orem, UT, April 10-11, 2009.

D.W. Lehmpuhl, S.A. Mese, “Hydrogen donors for reduction of RDX, 2,4-DNT, and nitrate in groundwater.” Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal, 17 (5), (2008) 505-515.

Hüseyin Sarper, PhD, PE, Ravi Malhotra, MS, MBA, Songo M. Dede, MS, MBA, Nebojsa Jaksic, PhD, PE, David Lehmpuhl, PhD, Hector R. Carrasco, PhD, Wolfgang J. Sauer, PhD, Paul Wallace, BS  "Use of Biomass and Fly ash in Briquette Production for Power Plants", Proceedings of the 15th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Paper V3.I.21, pp. 2440-2448, Berlin, Germany, 2007.

D.W. Lehmpuhl, J.S. Carsella and S.J. Bonetti, “Shaken, Not Stirred: Evidence of Cellular Damage from Stirred Fungal Cell Cultures.” American Biotechnology Laboratory, 25 (6), (2007) 18-20.

D.W. Lehmpuhl, “Incorporating Scanning Probe Microscopy into the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum,” J. Chem. Ed.,80 (2003) 478-479.

P.P. Jung, II, N.W. Bower, M.A. Snyder, and D.W. Lehmpuhl. “A Novel Application of Air-Sampling Canisters:  Selective Herbivory Associated with Monoterpene Emission from Ponderosa Pine,” American Laboratory, 33(4), (2001),50-52.

K.A. Ramirez-Aguilar, D.W. Lehmpuhl, A.E. Michel, J.W. Birks and K.L. Rowlen. “Atomic Force Microscopy for the Analysis of Environmental Particles,” Ultramicroscopy, 77 (1999) 187-194.

A. G. Hadd, D. W. Lehmpuhl, L. R. Kuck, and J. W. Birks. “A Chemiluminescence Demonstration for Ester Hydrolysis Reactions,” J. Chem. Ed, 76 (1999) 1237-1240.

D. W. Lehmpuhl, K. A. Ramirez-Aguilar, K. L. Rowlen, and J. W. Birks. “Physical and Chemical Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosols by Atomic Force Microscopy,” Anal. Chem.91 (1999) 379-383.

D. W Lehmpuhl and J. W. Birks. “New GC/ECD Method for the Determination of Atmospheric Aldehydes and Ketones Based on Cartridge Sampling and Derivatization with 2,4,6-Trichlorophenylhydrazine,” J. Chromatogr. 740 (1996) 71-81.

R. R. Ruminski and D. Lehmpuhl, “Synthesis and Characterization of Tricarbonylchlororhenium (I) Complexes Bound to the Novel Bridging Ligand Dipyrido(2,3-a;2’,3’-h)phenazine,” Inorganica Chimica Acta 204 (1993) 45-51.

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