Physical Chemistry Faculty
Our research focuses on determining the structures and interactions of macromolecules by ion mobility / mass spectrometry.
The DePrince group develops theories and algorithms for high-accuracy quantum chemical simulations.
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 Kudisch group investigates the photophysical and photochemical underpinnings of next-generation photocatalysts for use in novel and disruptive photochemical transformations.
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.
The Ouyang research group develops and applies data-driven approaches to design and understand materials for energy storage and conversion.
Photochemistry of organic molecules; elucidation of the mechanisms of selected photochemical reactions with emphasis on biochemically significant molecules.
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.
The Strouse group focuses on the molecular engineering and design of a wide range of stimuli responsive nanoscale materials.
The Zeng research team applies robotics and AI-driven experimentation to the development of inorganic materials and chemical processes for energy and environmental applications.