Deirdre (Dee) Belle-Oudry

Associate Professor of Practice

Associate Department Head, Education & Academic Affairs

Degrees and Appointments

  • B.S. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 1986-1990
  • Ph.D. Chemistry (Physical), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1990-1997
  • Postdoctoral Researcher 1997-1998, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Senior Lecturer, 2014, University of Arizona
  • Associate Professor of Practice, 2017-present, University of Arizona

My main teaching interests are instrumental and quantitative analysis, and laboratory safety. I believe that context-based assignments make the lab experience meaningful and practical; they are a fun and effective way to equip students with the skills they need in their future careers. I try to incorporate examples from everyday life in my teaching.

Field of Study: Chemistry

Specialties: Chemistry & Biochemistry Education, Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory Safety


  • CHEM 400A-Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • CHEM 405A/505A-Basic Laboratory Safety
  • CHEM 405B/505B-Advanced Laboratory Safety
  • CHEM 405C/505C-Chemical Hygiene and Regulations

Scholarly Activities

Although much of my time and effort is concentrated on teaching and department administrative activities, I am constantly looking for ways to enhance my courses.

Examples include:

  • Development of novel, relevant experiments for the instrumental analysis lab
  • Foster positive safety culture and attitude through courses and the undergraduate Safety Certificate program

Daniel Petras, D.; Phelan, V. V.; Acharya, D.; Allen, A. E.; Aron, A. T.; Bandeira, N.; Bowen, B. P.; Belle-Oudry, D.; Boecker, S.; Cummings, D. A.; Deutsch, J. M.; Fahy, E.; Garg, N.; Gregor, R.; Handelsman, J.; Navarro-Hoyos, M.; Jarmusch, A. K.; Jarmusch, S. A.; Louie, K.; Maloney, K. N.; Marty, M. T.; Meijler, M. M.; Mizrahi, I.; Neve, R. L.; Northen, T. R.; Molina-Santiago, C.; Panitchpakdi, M.; Pullman, B.; Puri, A. W.; Schmid, R.; Subramaniam, S.; Thukral, M.; Vasquez-Castro, F.; Dorrestein, P. C.; Wang, M.; “GNPS Dashboard: Collaborative Analysis of Mass Spectrometry Data in the Web Browser”
Nature Methods, 19, (2022), 134-136.

Belle-Oudry, D., “Quantitative analysis of sulfate in water by indirect EDTA titration”, Journal of Chemical Education, 85 (9), (2008), 1269-1270.

McConnell, J. R.; Lamorey, G.; Hanna, E.; Mosley-Thompson, E.; Bales, R. C.; Belle-Oudry, D.; Kyne, J. D.; “Annual net snow accumulation over southern Greenland from 1975 to 1998”, J. Geophys. Res., 106 (D24), (2001), 33,827-33,837.

Dayton, D.; Belle-Oudry, D.; Nordin, A.; “Effect of coal minerals on chlorine and alkali metals released during biomass/coal cofiring”, Energy & Fuels, 13(6), (1999), 1203-1211.

Dayton, D. C.; Jenkins, B. M.; Turn, S. Q.; Bakker, R. R.; Williams, R. B.; Belle-Oudry, D.; Hill, L. M.; “Release of inorganic constituents from leached biomass during thermal conversion”, Energy & Fuels, 13(4), (1999), 860-870.

Jolly, A.; Lemaire, J. L.; Belle-Oudry, D.; Edwards, S.; Malmasson, D.; Vient, A.; Rostas, F.; “High resolution "VUV laser" measurements of the band oscillator strengths of the CO A 1π (9 ≤ v' ≤  17)- X 1Σ + (v" = 0) transition”, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 30(19), (1997), n4315-4337.

Belle-Oudry, D.A.; Satyapal, S; Mussillon, T.; Houston, P. L.; “Detection of PO, Cl and P from the photodissociation of POCl3 at 193 nm”, Chemical Physics Letters, 235(3,4), (1995), 235-41.

Mayr, A.; Bastos, C. M.; Chang, R. T.; Haberman, J. X.; Robinson, K. S.; Belle-Oudry, D. A.; “Photoinduced alkylidyne-carbonyl coupling reaction with participation of an electrophile”, Angewandte Chemie, 104(6), (1992), 802-804.