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Synthesis and Catalysis Faculty

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: Organic
Specialties: Synthesis and Catalysis, Chemical Biology

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

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: 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, 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, 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: 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: Organic
Specialties: Synthesis and Catalysis

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

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: 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.