Materials Chemistry Faculty

Paul V. Braun* polymers; biomaterials; organic and inorganic self-assembly; electronic materials; photonics
Jianjun Cheng* polymers for drug delivery, polypeptides, self-healing materials
Dana D. Dlott femtosecond laser spectroscopy; energy transfer in molecular systems; high performance nanotechnology propellants; time-resolved spectroscopy of molecular surfaces and interfaces; laser interactions with biological molecules
Andrew A. Gewirth materials properties of surfaces; spectroscopic and probe microscopic characterization of surfaces in varied environments
Gregory S. Girolami

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

Hee-Sun Han synthesis and bioimaging applications of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, synthesis of new ligands, droplet microfluidics, stimuli-responsive hydrogels, single cell genomics, single virus genomics
Prashant K. Jain artificial photosynthesis; super-resolution imaging of active sites in heterogeneous catalysis; novel condensed matter phases and phenomena in nanostructured solids; plasmonic manipulation of photophysics and photochemistry
Mary L.
nanoscale organization of biological membranes
Deborah E. Leckband molecular basis of biological recognition and bio-adhesion; single molecule techniques; molecular force probes; molecular dynamics simulations and measurements of single cell interactions
Yi Lu functional DNA nanotechnology and its application in dynamic assembly of error-free nanomaterials in response to multiple stimuli, photonics, sensing, imaging and targeted drug delivery
Jeffrey S. Moore chemistry of self-healing polymers including the study of mechanochemical systems and the development of novel mechanophores; study and development of crosslinked conjugated carbon monolayers and membranes
Catherine J. Murphy synthesis, properties, chemical sensing, biological applications and environmental implications of colloidal inorganic nanomaterials; optical probes of DNA nanoscale structure and dynamics
Ralph G. Nuzzo chemistry of materials; nano and micro-scale fabrication; soft materials; integrated devices and self-organizing structures
Joaquín Rodríguez-López scanning electrochemical microscopy; reactivity imaging in electrochemical systems, batteries and fuel cell electrocatalysts; electrochemical applications of graphene; photoelectrochemistry
Kenneth S. Suslick sonochemical synthesis of materials; amorphous and nanophase metals; carbides and catalysts; porphyrin and metalloporphyrin assemblies; monolayers; liquid crystals and nanoporous materials; protein microspheres
Renske M. van der Veen excited-state structural dynamics of photoswitching, photocatalytic, and photovoltaic materials; ultrafast spectromicroscopy
Josh Vura-Weis femtosecond x-ray spectroscopy of transition metal catalysts, spin crossover materials, and photovoltaics
Hong Yang* metal nanoparticles for electrocatalysis, in situ microscopy of nanocrystal catalyst dynamics in reactive environments
Steven C. Zimmerman organic self-assembling systems focusing on supramolecular polymers; novel organic nanoparticles; dendrimers biomaterials; molecular imprinting

* denotes departmental affiliate