Synthesis and Catalysis 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.
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...
The Hanson research group focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of light absorbing and emitting molecules for various applications.
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.
The Latturner group explores metal flux synthesis of inorganic semiconductors and intermetallics of interest for their magnetic and electronic properties.
We focus on understanding, controlling and tailoring the interfaces between inorganic nanomaterials and various systems, including biological materials, metal complexes and fluorescent compounds.
The Miller research group investigates the origin, evolution and regulation of biological catalysts.
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.
We specialize in understanding the weird and wonderful behavior of charged polymers, polyelectrolytes, at surfaces, as thin films and in the bulk.
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.
Research in the Smith Lab is committed to the synthesis of complex molecules and reaction invention.
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 Zeng research team applies robotics and AI-driven experimentation to the development of inorganic materials and chemical processes for energy and environmental applications.
The Zhu group is interested in solving fundamental problems in chemistry and developing new technologies using the tools in supramolecular chemistry.