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Areas: Organic, Materials
Specialties: Synthesis and Catalysis, Computational Chemistry, Environment and Energy, Photochemistry and Spectroscopy

The Alabugin research group focuses on the discovery of new chemical reactions, synthesis of unusual molecules, and stereoelectronic connections between structure and reactivity.

Areas: Inorganic, Materials
Specialties: Radiochemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Synthesis and Catalysis

Our group prepares and studies rare examples of materials and complexes of the heaviest elements for which macroscopic properties can be obtained from nuclear reactors.

Areas: Analytical, Physical
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Computational Chemistry, Structural Biology

Our research focuses on determining the structures and interactions of macromolecules by ion mobility / mass spectrometry.

Areas: Biochemistry
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Structural Biology

In our laboratory we bring together skills in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, membrane and computational biophysics, and biomathematics.

Areas: Materials, Physical
Specialties: Solid State Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Photochemistry

Our research focus lies in both the synthesis and characterization of new materials exhibiting novel or improved properties, using experimental as well as theoretical techniques.

Areas: Physical
Specialties: Computational Chemistry, Radiochemistry

High-quality electronic structure software is an essential component of modern chemical research, and open-source software is particularly valuable.

Areas: Organic
Specialties: Synthesis and Catalysis, Chemical Biology

The Frederich research group focuses on the chemistry and biology of architecturally complex natural products.

Areas: Inorganic

Proton-coupled electron transfer reactions play essential roles in a variety of aqueous and biological redox processes; however, the overall redox mechanisms can be quite complex...

Areas: Inorganic, Materials, Physical, Organic
Specialties: Environment and Energy, Spectroscopy and Photochemistry, Radiochemistry, Synthesis and Catalysis

The Hanson research group focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of light absorbing and emitting molecules for various applications.

Areas: Organic
Specialties: Spectroscopy and Photochemistry

Many important phenomena that interact to determine the outcome of a chemical reaction occur in the time regime from 10-13 to 10-6 seconds.

Areas: Materials, Analytical, Physical
Specialties: Environment and Energy, Photochemistry and Spectroscopy, and Solid State Chemistry

The Hu research group focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of functional energy materials and advancement of solid-state NMR/MRI techniques.

Areas: Materials, Organic
Specialties: Environment and Energy, Nanoscience, Synthesis and Catalysis

The Kennemur research team focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and properties of functional polymers towards precise, biomimetic, stimuli-responsive, nanostructured, and/or sustainable materials.

Areas: Materials, Inorganic
Specialties: Environment and Energy, Radiochemistry, Solid State Chemistry

The Latturner group explores metal flux synthesis of inorganic semiconductors and intermetallics of interest for their magnetic and electronic properties.

Areas: Analytical
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Nanoscience

The Lazenby laboratory focuses on electroanalytical techniques and scanned probe electrochemical microscopy, for analytical applications in imaging, chemical sensing, health and materials characterization.

Areas: Biochemistry
Specialties: Structural Biology, Chemical Biology

The Li research group focuses on discovery and structural characterization of the biochemical processes associated with ribosome synthesis and CRISPR-Cas immunity.

Areas: Biochemistry
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology

The principle that guides my research is that biological macromolecules are chemicals and biological processes are chemical processes; we should be able to understand them...

Areas: Materials, Inorganic, Physical
Specialties: Environment and Energy, Nanoscience, Spectroscopy and Photochemistry, Solid State Chemistry

Our research focuses the development of new functional materials for applications in a wide range of technological areas from energy to environmental and information technologies.

Areas: Analytical, Biochemistry
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Chemical Biology, Environment and Energy, Structural Biology

Our research consists of the continuing development of new theory, techniques, and analytical/biological/environmental applications of Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry.

Areas: Analytical, Organic, Materials, Physical
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Environment and Energy, Nanoscience, Photochemistry and spectroscopy, Synthesis and Catalysis

We focus on understanding, controlling and tailoring the interfaces between inorganic nanomaterials and various systems, including biological materials, metal complexes and fluorescent compounds.

Areas: Biochemistry
Specialties: Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, Synthesis and Catalysis

The Miller research group investigates the origin, evolution and regulation of biological catalysts.

Areas: Materials, Physical
Specialties: Environment and Energy, Nanoscience, Photochemistry and Spectroscopy, Synthesis and Catalysis

The Nienhaus group seeks to untangle the optoelectronic properties of semiconductors at the nanoscale and leverage these for light-harvesting applications.

Areas: Analytical, Biochemistry
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Chemical Biology

The Roper laboratory develops new analytical methods and techniques to investigate biological signaling.

Areas: Analytical, organic, physical
Specialties: Spectroscopy and Photochemistry

Photochemistry of organic molecules; elucidation of the mechanisms of selected photochemical reactions with emphasis on biochemically significant molecules.

Areas: Biochemistry, Materials
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology

The Sang research team investigates biomarkers and biochemical mechanisms of stem cell differentiation and tissue engineering, cancer metabolism, angiogenesis, progression, invasion, and metastasis.

Areas: Analytical, Materials
Specialties: Macromolecules

We specialize in understanding the weird and wonderful behavior of charged polymers, polyelectrolytes, at surfaces, as thin films and in the bulk.

Areas: Physical, Materials, Analytical
Specialties: Solid State Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Photochemistry and Spectroscopy

Solid-state NMR of the periodic table, diffraction methods, and quantum chemical computations to study numerous materials, like pharmaceuticals, nanoparticles, porous solids, and catalysts.

Areas: Inorganic, Materials, Physical
Specialties: Environment and Energy, Solid State Chemistry, Photochemistry and Spectroscopy, Synthesis and Catalysis

We study relationships between crystal and electronic structures and properties of materials, in order to design and synthesize better magnets, catalysts, and stimuli-responsive molecular materials.

Areas: Biochemistry
Specialties: Chemical Biology, Structural Biology

The Silvers lab focusses on understanding how proteins and RNA interact on a molecular level using NMR spectroscopy and how this interaction mediates function and disease-related dysfunction.

Areas: Organic
Specialties: Synthesis and Catalysis

Research in the Smith Lab is committed to the synthesis of complex molecules and reaction invention.

Areas: Biochemistry
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Chemical Biology, Computational Chemistry, Structural Biology

The Stagg research group focusses on determining the structural mechanisms that facilitate membrane trafficking in cells and methods for high-throughput high-resolution cryo-EM.

Areas: Physical, Materials
Specialties: Computational Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Photochemistry

We explore chemical self-organization at the mesoscale, materials synthesis far from the thermodynamic equilibrium, hierarchically ordered matter, and prebiotic chemistry.

Areas: Inorganic, Materials
Specialties: Environment and Energy, Solid State Chemistry, Synthesis and Catalysis

We are principally interested in exploring the interface between traditional inorganic chemistry and materials science. To this end, techniques for studying the reactivity, structure, and bonding of inorganic complexes.

Areas: Biochemistry, Inorganic, Materials
Specialties: Nanoscience, Spectroscopy and Photochemistry, Environment and Energy, Solid State Chemistry, Synthesis and Catalysis

The Strouse group focuses on the molecular engineering and design of a wide range of stimuli responsive nanoscale materials.

Areas: Biochemistry
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Chemical Biology, Computational Chemistry, Structural Biology

Our research interest is in the development and application of state-of-art multi-spectrum atomistic simulation techniques to understand the hidden nature of complex biological phenomena.

Areas: Materials, Organic
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Chemical Biology, Synthesis and Catalysis, Spectroscopy and Photochemistry

The Zhu group is interested in solving fundamental problems in chemistry and developing new technologies using the tools in supramolecular chemistry.


Teaching Faculty

In support of EFRC:CAST, Prof. Hobart’s interests lie in basic research on heavy elements, chemical behavior of radionuclides relevant to nuclear waste disposal and environmental concerns.

My primary focus is on Organic Chemistry Laboratory curriculum development.


Affiliated Faculty

The general area of research interest in my lab is virus-host cell interactions concerning hepatitis C virus (HCV) and flaviviruses

What is the relationship between a molecule’s structure and its activity in the cell?

My research investigates the molecular and statistical properties of adaptive evolution. The overarching goal of my work is to develop

Molecular mechanisms of adult neurogenesis: stem cell proliferation, neuronal precursor survival and apoptosis, neuronal differentiation and migration.

My general research interest is in molecular structure-function relationships as applied to motility. The organizational level is that of large

We are interested in how important cellular decisions such as proliferation, growth and polarization are made during animal development. Dysregulation

Dr. Blaber graduated with a B.A. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1980.


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