03/17/20 - 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Department Seminar: Professor Rebekka Klausen
Rebekka Klausen joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in July 2013. Prior to JHU, Klausen earned her doctorate at Harvard University, and completed post-doctoral work at Columbia University.
The unifying theme of research in the Klausen research group is the application of rational organic synthesis to advance the frontiers of materials science. Through the atomic-level control provided by bottom-up synthesis, we precisely determine and control materials properties. In particular, researchers focus on carbon and silicon-based materials. Crystalline silicon, the preeminent solid state semiconductor, powers defining modern technologies like integrated circuits and solar cells. Inspired by the structure and properties of Group IV and III-V electronic materials, like silicon, graphene, and h-BN, they explore the synthetic chemistry and materials properties of carbon and silicon molecules, polymers, and other nanomaterials.