Participating Faculty

The REU faculty mentors are listed below, with research interests related to the current REU program and links to their research websites.


Faculty Member Research Area/Interests
Igor Alabugin Organic/Materials: organic photoreaction mechanisms
Eugene DePrince Theoretical/Physical: nanomagnetism; magnet dynamics
Kenneth Hanson Materials/Inorganic: solar energy conversion, molecular photophysics, organic-inorganic hybrid materials
Edwin Hilinski Organic/Materials: synthesis, characterization, and studies of photoactive molecules
Justin Kennemur Polymers/Organic: utilization of light to make or break polymer chains
Kenneth Knappenberger Physical/Spectroscopy: utilization of light to make or break polymer chains
Susan Latturner Materials/Inorganic: magnetic alloys, metal sulfide photovoltaic materials, flux synthesis
Jose Mendoza-Cortes Theoretical/Materials: reactive molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry of materials and reactions, prediction of new materials for energy
Jack Saltiel Physical Organic: mechanisms of photochemical reactions with emphasis on biochemically significant processes and molecules
Michael Shatruk Materials/Inorganic: light-induced magnetic state switching, molecule-based inorganic and organic magnetic materials
Geoffrey Strouse Materials/Inorganic: hybrid photovoltaic architectures, quantum dots
Lei Zhu Organic/Materials: chemistry and applications of fluorescent organic dyes