The Department of Chemistry has a diversity of interdisciplinary research spanning the interface between materials and chemical fields. Expertise in synthesis, characterization, and modeling include both inorganic materials (e.g. nanoparticles, thin films, and catalysts) and organic materials (e.g. polymers, complex fluids, and biomaterials). Research areas of interest range from nanobots and active matter to energy, optical materials, and sustainability.
Harry Allcock Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry
Polymer synthesis, materials chemistry, and biomedicine
Igor Aronson Huck Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Mathematics
Experiments and theory of nonequilibrium active materials
John Asbury Professor of Chemistry
Ultrafast spectroscopy of photovoltaic materials
John Badding Professor of Chemistry
Extreme pressure chemistry of novel materials
Paul Cremer J. Lloyd Huck Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Spectroscopy of proteins, complex solutions, and interfaces
Beth Elacqua Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Small molecule and polymer synthesis, supramolecular catalysis, and organic molecules under confinement
Lasse Jensen Professor of Chemistry
Energy flows in plasmonic materials.
Christine Keating Professor of Chemistry
Partitioning of solutes in aqueous multiphase systems. Characterization of organic/inorganic hybrid materials.
Kenneth Knappenberger Professor of Chemistry
Single-molecule and single-nanoparticle imaging
Ben Lear Associate Professor of Chemistry
Photothermally driven chemical synthesis.
Ray Schaak DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry
Synthesis and applications of inorganic solids and nanomaterials
Ayusman Sen Verne M. Willaman Professor of Chemistry
Self-powered nanoscale and microscale motors and pumps
Mary Beth Williams Professor of Chemistry
Homogenous electron transfer.
Nicholas Winograd Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry
Imaging of biomaterials with mass spectrometry
Lauren Zarzar Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Direct fabrication of complex materials.
Roman Engel-Herbert Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Synthesis and characterization of oxide thin films
Michael Hickner Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering
New polymer membranes for batteries.
Rob Rioux Friedrich G. Helfferich Professor of Chemical Engineering
Mauricio Terrones Verne M. Willaman Professor of Physics
2D and carbon-based nanomaterials.