Faculty by Classification

Core Faculty

These faculty have primary appointments in the Department of Chemistry.

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Bren, Kara L.

she/her/hers

Richard S. Eisenberg Professor in Chemistry in the School of Arts & Sciences

Professor of Chemistry

Chair, Department of Chemistry

Office Location
448 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 275-4335
Web Address
Website

Interests: Bioinorganic and biophysical chemistry

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Frontier, Alison J.

she/her/hers

Professor of Chemistry

Office Location
414 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 275-2568
Web Address
Website

Interests: Synthetic organic chemistry; synthesis of bioactive natural products; pericyclic reactions; asymmetric catalysis; cationic cascades

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Huo, Pengfei

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Associate Professor of Optics

Office Location
456 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 276-7793
Web Address
Website

Interests: Theoretical Chemistry; Quantum Dynamics; Quantum Optics; Cavity QED; Light-Matter Interactions; Polariton Chemistry

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Jones, William D.

he/him/his

Charles Frederick Houghton Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry

Office Location
B26 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 275-5493
Web Address
Website

Interests: Mechanistic Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

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Kennedy, C. Rose

she/her/hers

James P. Wilmot Distinguished Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office Location
459 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 275-8778
Web Address
Website

Interests: Catalysis and Synthetic Methods; Organometallic Chemistry; Mechanistic and Physical Organic Chemistry

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Krauss, Todd D.

he/him/his

Jay Last Professor in Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Optics

Office Location
465 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 275-5093
Web Address
Website

Interests: Materials Chemistry and Physics of Colloidal Nanoscale Semiconductors; Optics of nanoscale semiconductor materials; Quantum optics and nanoscience

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Matson, Ellen

she/her/hers

Marshall D. Gates, Jr. Professor of Chemistry

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office Location
B45 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 276-7792
Web Address
Website

Interests: Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

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McCamant, David W.

he/him/his

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office Location
B30 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 276-3122
Web Address
Website

Interests: Ultrafast spectroscopy of molecular dynamics in photochemistry; mechanisms of vibrational relaxation

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Nilsson, Bradley L.

he/him/his

Professor of Chemistry

Director, Materials Science Program

Office Location
417 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 276-3053
Web Address
Website

Interests: Peptide self-assembly; amyloid peptides; amyloid-inspired materials; bioorganic chemistry; supramolecular chemistry

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Rothberg, Lewis

he/him/his

Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office Location
462 Hutchison Hall
Web Address
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Interests: Polymer electronics; optoelectronic devices; light-emitting diodes; thin-film transistors; photodetectors; xerographic photoreceptors; biological sensors; electrooptic modulators

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Ruggiero, Michael T.

he/him/his

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office Location
451 Hutchison Hall
Web Address
Website

Interests: Physical and materials chemistry; Ultrafast terahertz vibrational spectroscopy and optics; Theoretical chemistry; Diffraction and crystallography

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Cluster Affiliated Faculty

Faculty in the clusters have primary appointments in other departments but can mentor chemistry graduate students.

Sina Ghaemmaghami

Ghaemmaghami, Sina

Professor

George Y. and Catherine H. Wu Professor in Chemistry

Director, AS&E Undergraduate Research

Research Active

Now accepting:

PhD students

Please email with inquiries.

Office Location
326A Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-4829
Web Address
Website

Interests: Protein folding and degradation; Neurodegenerative diseases and aging; Prion biology; Proteomics

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Mathews, David H.

Lynne E. Maquat Distinguished Professor

Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Office Location
3-8816 MC
Telephone
(585) 275-1734
Web Address
Website

Interests: Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics

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Miller, Benjamin L.

Professor of Dermatology

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Professor of the Institute for Optics

Office Location
5-6141A MC
Telephone
(585) 275-9805
Web Address
Website

Interests: Developing new strategies for the sequence-selective recognition of RNA, and using the optical properties of nanostructured materials for the production of novel biosensors

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Müller, Astrid M.

she/her/hers

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office Location
4509 Wegmans Hall
Telephone
(585) 276-7331
Web Address
Website

Interests: Interests: Developing new multimetallic nanomaterials for sustainable energy, green chemistry, and biomedical applications, and understanding what materials properties drive functionality

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Porosoff, Marc D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office Location
4305 Wegmans Hall
Telephone
(585) 276-7401
Web Address
Website

Interests: CO2 Reduction; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Catalyst Structure-Property Relationships; C1 Chemistry; Upgrading Light Alkanes

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Shestopalov, Alexander

he/him/his

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Office Location
4507 Wegmans Hall
Telephone
(585) 276-5434
Web Address
Website

Interests: Surface Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Surface Patterning; Nanostructured Materials; Interfacial Thermodynamics

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Instructional Faculty

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Olsen, John-Carl

he/him/his

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Office Location
112-B Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 273-4857

Interests: Chemical education; topologically non-trivial molecules and metal-ligand assemblies; nanoparticles for drug delivery; total synthesis

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Research Professors

Research professors do not accept graduate students, but have active research programs within the department.

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Ebetino, Frank Hal

Professor of Chemistry, Research

Telephone
(513) 532-4084
Web Address
Website

Interests: Medicinal chemistry and drug design, including bisphosphonates and bone targeted drugs for arthritis and cancer, receptor agonists/antagonists, and epigenetic enzyme inhibitors

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Farid, Samir

Professor of Chemistry, Research

Office Location
220E Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 275-8398

Interests: Photo-induced Electron Transfer Reactions

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Mort, Brendan

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Research

Director of the Center for Integrated Research and Computing

Office Location
418 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 275-8289

Interests: High performance computing; application of computing technology to chemistry and biology; computational chemistry algorithm development; molecular dynamics simulations, electronic structure theory

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Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty do not accept new graduate students and now have appointments elsewhere, although some of their students are still based at the University of Rochester.

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Fasan, Rudi

he/him/his

Andrew S. Kende Professor in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry

Office Location
418 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 273-3504
Web Address
Website

Interests: Organic chemistry and chemoenzymatic synthesis; asymmetric biocatalysis; protein engineering; bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology

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Neidig, Michael L.

he/him/his

Marshall D. Gates, Jr. Professor of Chemistry

Office Location
B32 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 276-6006
Web Address
Website

Interests: Synthetic and Mechanistic Organometallic Chemistry, Catalysis and f-Element Chemistry

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Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus faculty no longer teach courses or graduate students, but many are still active contributors to the intellectual life of the department, serving as co-advisors, mentors, and running research programs.

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Eisenberg, Richard

Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus

Telephone
(585) 733-2914

Interests: Synthesis, structure, reaction chemistry and applications of inorganic and organometallic systems; metal complex photochemistry; molecular, semiconductor and hybrid systems for light-to-chemical energy conversion; parahydrogen induced polarization; sustainability and the hydrogen economy.

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Farrar, James M.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Office Location
B19 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 275-5834
Web Address
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Interests: Dynamical studies of low energy ion-molecule reactions in the gas phase; imaging studies of collisions; photochemistry of size-selected ionic clusters

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Kreilick, Robert W.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Telephone
(585) 275-4231

Interests: Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Solids: Rapid Motion in Solids, Structure of Solids, Energy Transfer in Solids

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Krugh, Thomas R.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Telephone
(585) 275-4231

Interests: Biophysical chemistry; structural analysis of biomolecules, energy minimization and molecular dynamics calculations

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Tang, Ching W.

Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office Location
4003 Wegmans Hall
Telephone
(585) 275-3552

Interests: Organic Electronics; Thin-Film Devices; Display Technology; Organic Light Emitting Diodes; Organic Solar Cells; II-VI Semiconductors; CdTe Solar Cells; Thin-Film Deposition & Characterization

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Turner, Douglas H.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Office Location
B08 Hutchison Hall
Telephone
(585) 275-3207

Interests: Biophysical chemistry: nucleic acid structure and function, RNA folding, therapeutics, and prediction of structure from sequence

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