Materials Chemistry Faculty

Paul V. Braun Electrochemical energy storage; responsive polymers; self-healing materials; mesoscale materials; optical materials; chemical sensors; self-assembly  
Majed Fataftah Synthetic and physical inorganic chemistry applied to quantum information science, emergent magnetic materials, and bioinorganic chemistry
Qian Chen Soft matter design, characterization, and applications
Andrew A. Gewirth Materials properties of surfaces and interfaces with relevance to energy storage; electrocatalysis; materials fabrication; electrochemistry 
Gregory S. Girolami

Synthesis of transition metal complexes and their use as catalysts; as precursors for the chemical vapor deposition of thin films; as building blocks for novel magnetic materials

Hee-Sun Han Synthesis and bioimaging applications of colloidal nanoparticles; micron-sized soft materials for single virus/cell analysis; microfluidics; in vitro/in vivo imaging; single virus/cell sequencing
Nicholas E. Jackson Theoretical soft materials chemistry, electron and ion transport, machine learning applied to molecular and polymeric systems, multiscale all-atom and coarse-grained simulations
Prashant K. Jain Plasmonics; energy chemistry; artificial photosynthesis; nanocatalysis; sustainable chemical synthesis; nanoscale imaging; photophysics and photochemistry; nanocrystals
Christy F. Landes New spectroscopic tools to image chemical dynamics at interfaces at the limit of a single event; creating new models to understand and predict macroscale processes like protein separation and photocatalysis
Stephan Link Photophysics and photochemistry of nanomaterials, plasmonics, solar energy conversion, single-particle imaging, ultrafast spectroscopy
Liviu M. Mirica Development and characterization of homogeneous and heterogenous transition metal catalysts
Catherine J. Murphy Synthesis, characterization, biological applications and environmental implications of colloidal inorganic nanoparticles; surface chemistry and plasmonic properties of gold nanoparticles; sustainability   
Joaquín Rodríguez-López Nanoelectrochemistry; advanced electrochemical characterization and imaging of materials and interfaces for electrocatalysis and energy storage; redox polymers; ultrathin electrodes; electrochemical simulation 
Benjamin Snyder Inorganic spectroscopy and electronic structure; porous materials; heterogeneous catalysis; zeolites; metal–organic frameworks
Josh Vura-Weis Femtosecond X-ray spectroscopy of catalytic reaction intermediates


Other Faculty with Interests in Materials Chemistry:

Mikael Backlund  Quantum sensing with solid-state defects, condensed matter physics
Qing Cao (faculty affiliate) Materials for novel (opto)electronic devices
Dana D. Dlott (emeritus faculty) Laser spectroscopy under extreme conditions
Mary L. Kraft (faculty affiliate) Biological membrane imaging
Jeffrey S. Moore (research faculty) Self-healing systems; mechanochemistry; encapsulated materials
Ralph G. Nuzzo (research faculty) Nano and microscale fabrication; integrated devices
Lisa Olshansky Switchable materials for renewable energy applications
Kenneth S. Suslick (emeritus faculty) Sonochemistry; sensor arrays
Hong Yang (faculty affiliate) Nanomaterials for catalysis