We seek to uncover the mechanistic details of chemical reactions that liberate energy and harness chemical potential to drive synthesis of new fuels and next generation materials. Our faculty bridge chemistry, materials science, and engineering to find chemical solutions to the globally relevant topics of Energy and Catalysis.

Research Topics

  • synthesis of molecules and nanoparticles for applications in solar energy conversion
  • identifying mechanistic details by computational methods and simulations
  • mixed-metal organometallic synthesis for homogeneous catalysis
  • synthesis of complexes that mimic biological enzymes
  • time-resolved spectroscopy of electron transfer events
  • design and characterization of 2D electronic materials
  • molecular dynamics simulations of carbon capture materials

Faculty

  • David Blank
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Chemical Physics
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Christopher Cramer
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
  • Christopher Douglas
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
  • Renee Frontiera
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry
    • Chemical Physics
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Laura Gagliardi
    • Chemical Physics
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Jiali Gao
    • Chemical Biology
    • Chemical Physics
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Wayne Gladfelter
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Jason Goodpaster
    • Chemical Physics
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
  • Marc Hillmyer
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • James Johns
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Chemical Physics
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Connie Lu
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Mahesh Mahanthappa
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Aaron Massari
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Chemical Physics
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Alon McCormick
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
  • Lawrence Que
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • J. Ilja Siepmann
    • Chemical Physics
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Andreas Stein
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • William Tolman
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Ian Tonks
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Donald Truhlar
    • Chemical Physics
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Chemical Biology