Faculty Research Presentations

Fall 2022

Each fall, many faculty give research presentations for interested students. Below is a list of scheduled faculty presentations specifically geared towards first-year students. Other faculty have instead requested to meet individually with interested prospective students. These lists will be updated as we receive information from faculty, but please do not consider either to be an exhaustive list of faculty who are taking students into their group. At any time, you are welcome to contact individual faculty members to request a meeting or learn more information about their groups.

All students are required to attend this DGS presentation:

Tuesday, September 6, 7:00–8:30 pm, 1024 Chemistry Annex, "The Process of Joining a Research Group" seminar
Professor Gregory Girolami, Director of Graduate Studies

List of upcoming presentations:

For more information about an individual faculty member, we have a full list of faculty available on our website. To view the faculty directory, click on "People" in the navigation menu at the top of this page, and then "Directory" which will take you to our Faculty page. From there you may also choose "Faculty by Research Area".


All Presentations for Fall 2022 have occurred. We encourage you to reach out to faculty members, who have research that interests you. 


The following faculty will not be giving a group presentation but are pleased to meet with students individually. Please email them directly to set up a meeting, learn more about their research, and discuss joining their research group. 

Greg Girolami - ggirolam@illinois.edu - chemistry.illinois.edu/ggirolam

Martin Gruebele - mgruebel@illinois.edu - chemistry.illinois.edu/mgruebel

So Hirata - sohirata@illinois.edu - chemistry.illinois.edu/sohirata

Prashant Jain - jain@illinois.edu - chemistry.illinois.edu/jain

Nancy Makri - nmakri@illinois.edu - chemistry.illinois.edu/nmakri

Mei Shen - mshen233@illinois.edu - chemistry.illinois.edu/mshen233

Scott Silverman - sks@illinois.edu - chemistry.illinois.edu/sks