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Department of Chemistry

Energy and Environmental Research

Research at the intersection of energy and the environment has been a long-standing interest within the chemistry department.  Topics addressed by our research groups in the area of energy cover capture, conversion, and use. We use state-of-the-art techniques to address these topics in biological, organic, and inorganic systems.  Environmental chemistry addresses questions of how chemicals in our environment impact climate and human health.

energy environment


John Asbury Professor of Chemistry

Solar energy conversion in solid state materials.

J. Martin Bollinger Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Enzyme catalysis via inorganic-mediated electron transfer.

Bert Chandler Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Metal nanoparticle chemistry, enzymology, and catalysis

Miriam Freedman Professor of Chemistry

Aerosol production and impact on climate.

Lasse Jensen Professor of Chemistry

Energy flows in plasmonic materials.

Kenneth Knappenberger Professor of Chemistry

Coherent processes in photoexcited materials.

Carsten Krebs Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Catalysis by iron-containing enzymes.

Jonathan Kuo Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Physical Organic, Organometallic, Bioinorganic

Ben Lear Associate Professor of Chemistry

Photothermally driven chemical synthesis.

Mark Maroncelli Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Charge transport and dynamics in battery electrolytes.

Raymond Schaak DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry

Synthesis and applications of inorganic solids and nanomaterial

Ayusman Sen Verne M. Willaman Professor of Chemistry

Autonomous, chemically-driven transport and flow.

Alexey Silakov Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Enzymatic hydrogen production and oxidation.

Mary Beth Williams Professor of Chemistry

Homogenous electron transfer.

Lauren Zarzar Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Direct fabrication of complex materials.

Courtesy Faculty

John Golbeck Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Electron transfer and artificial photosynthesis.

Robert Rioux Friedrich G. Helfferich Professor of Chemical Engineering

Heterogenous catalysis.

Mauricio Terrones Verne M. Willaman Professor of Physics

2D and carbon-based nanomaterials.

Adrianus van Duin Kenneth Kuan-Yun Kuo Early Career Professor

Dynamics of reactive materials.