Chris Douvris received his doctorate in organometallic chemistry from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Riverside, and at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His main research interests are in synthetic organometallic chemistry of the late transition metals, homogeneous catalysis using superacids, and alkene polymerization using Li catalysts. Finally, he is interested in environmental research projects using ICP spectroscopy.

Prior to coming to New York Tech, Douvris served as assistant and associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at McNeese State University.


  • "Monitoring of selected trace elements in sediments of heavily industrialized areas in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)" Bussan, D.; Harris, A.; Douvris, C. Microchemical Journal, 2018, Accepted on August 20 2018.
  • "Investigation of the metal content of sediments around the historically polluted Potomac River basin in Washington D.C., United States by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)" Harris, A.; Xanthos, S, J.; Galiotos, J, K; Douvris, C. Microchemical Journal, 2018, 142, 140–143.
  • "Anodic Oxidation of 18 Halogenated and/or Methylated Derivatives of CB11H12−" Wahab, A.; Douvris, C.; Klíma, J.; Šembera, F.; Ugolotti, J.; Kaleta, J.; Ludvík, J.; Michl J. Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 56, 269–276.
  • "Chemistry of the Carba-closo-dodecaborate (−) Anion, CB11H12−" Douvris, C.; Michl, J. Chemical Reviews, 2013, 113. 179–233.
  • "C-F Activation of Fluorobenzene by Silylium Carboranes: Evidence for Incipient Phenyl Cation Reactivity" Duttwyler, S.; Douvris, C.; Fackler, N. L. P.; Tham, F. S.; Reed, C. A.; Baldridge, K. K.; Siegel, J. S. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 1–5.
  • "Hydrodefluorination of perfluoroalkyl groups using silylium-carborane catalysts" Douvris, C.; Ozerov, O. V. Science, 2008, 321, 1188–1190.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • CHEM 110: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 150: General Chemistry II