Organic 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.
The Frederich research group focuses on the chemistry and biology of architecturally complex natural products.
The Hanson research group focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of light absorbing and emitting molecules for various applications.
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.
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 Kudisch group investigates the photophysical and photochemical underpinnings of next-generation photocatalysts for use in novel and disruptive photochemical transformations.
We focus on understanding, controlling and tailoring the interfaces between inorganic nanomaterials and various systems, including biological materials, metal complexes and fluorescent compounds.
Photochemistry of organic molecules; elucidation of the mechanisms of selected photochemical reactions with emphasis on biochemically significant molecules.
Research in the Smith Lab is committed to the synthesis of complex molecules and reaction invention.