Materials Chemistry Faculty
The Alabugin research group focuses on the discovery of new chemical reactions, synthesis of unusual molecules, and stereoelectronic connections between structure and reactivity.
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.
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.
The Hanson research group focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of light absorbing and emitting molecules for various applications.
The Hu research group focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of functional energy materials and advancement of solid-state NMR/MRI techniques.
The Kennemur research team focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and properties of functional polymers towards precise, biomimetic, stimuli-responsive, nanostructured, and/or sustainable materials.
The Latturner group explores metal flux synthesis of inorganic semiconductors and intermetallics of interest for their magnetic and electronic properties.
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.
We focus on understanding, controlling and tailoring the interfaces between inorganic nanomaterials and various systems, including biological materials, metal complexes and fluorescent compounds.
The Nienhaus group seeks to untangle the optoelectronic properties of semiconductors at the nanoscale and leverage these for light-harvesting applications.
We specialize in understanding the weird and wonderful behavior of charged polymers, polyelectrolytes, at surfaces, as thin films and in the bulk.
Solid-state NMR of the periodic table, diffraction methods, and quantum chemical computations to study numerous materials, like pharmaceuticals, nanoparticles, porous solids, and catalysts.
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.
We explore chemical self-organization at the mesoscale, materials synthesis far from the thermodynamic equilibrium, hierarchically ordered matter, and prebiotic chemistry.
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.
The Strouse group focuses on the molecular engineering and design of a wide range of stimuli responsive nanoscale materials.
The Zhu group is interested in solving fundamental problems in chemistry and developing new technologies using the tools in supramolecular chemistry.