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  • Andreas Stein

    Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Merck Professor in Chemistry

    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry, Materials Synthesis
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry, Solid State and Porous
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry, Solid State
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • B.S. University of Calgary, 1986
    • M.S. University of Toronto, 1988 (G.A. Ozin)
    • Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1991 (G.A. Ozin)
    • Post Doctorate Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Post-doctoral Fellow, Bayer AG, Germany, Corporate Research Advanced Inorganic Materials Department, 1991-1992, NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Austin (T. E. Mallouk) 1992-1993, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University (T. E. Mallouk) 1993-1994
    Office: 219 Smith Hall

Principal Research Interests

Our research involves materials synthesis by templating and self-assembly methods. Using polymeric, surfactant, or colloidal templates we control the architecture of porous and nanostructured materials and create products with special properties. Examples include electrodes for rechargeable lithium batteries that can be charged more quickly, cluster-based materials for single-site catalysis, polymer/graphene nanocomposites with enhanced mechanical properties, non-toxic pigments that can change colors, sorbents for toxic heavy metals and more. Students involved in our multi-disciplinary research become hand-on users of a wide range of modern instrumentation for materials characterization.

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Honors and Awards

  • Chemistry of Materials 1k Club Author, 2018 (see Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 4177)
  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor
  • Merck Professorship in Chemistry, 2007-2008, 2015-2020
  • Listed among Top 30 Materials Scientists for impact during 2000-2010 by Thomson Reuters
  • Listed as Highly Cited Materials Scientist in Thomson Scientific's, 2007, 2014
  • McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, 1997-1999
  • DuPont Young Professor Grant, 1997-2000
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1997-2002
  • David & Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science & Engineering, 1996-2001
  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Grant, 1995-2000
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Post-Doctoral Scholarship, 1991-1993
  • NSERC 1967 Science and Engineering Scholarship, 1986-1990
  • University of Toronto Open Fellowship, 1990
  • Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award, 1986
  • Lash Miller Scientific Travel Award, 1986
  • Hoechst Canada Inc. Scholarship, 1985
  • Sulphur Industry Prize, 1985
  • Chemical Institute of Canada Medal, 1984

Mailing Address

  • Andreas Stein, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
  • A-19, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431