Physical Chemistry Faculty

Core Faculty

These faculty have primary appointments in the Chemistry Department.

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Barnett, Brandon R.

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  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Organometallic chemistry, porous materials, molecular separations, catalysis

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Franco, Ignacio

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  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
    Associate Professor of Physics
    Leonard Mandel Faculty Fellow

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Interests: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Huo, Pengfei

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    Assistant Professor of Optics

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

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Knowles, Kathryn

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  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Todd D. Krauss

Krauss, Todd D.

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  • Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Optics
  • Chair, Chemistry Department

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

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McCamant, David W.

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  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

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

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Neidig, Michael L.

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  • Marshall D. Gates, Jr. Professor of Chemistry

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

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Rothberg, Lewis

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  • Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Chemical Engineering

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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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Schröder, Wolf-Udo

  • Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: Dynamics of Complex Nuclear Reactions at intermediate and high energies

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Cluster Affiliated Faculty

Faculty in the Clusters have primary appointments in other departments but can mentor Chemistry graduate students.

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Grossfield, Alan

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  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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Interests: Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation

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Mathews, David H.

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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

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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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Mort, Brendan

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Research
  • Director of the Center for Integrated Research and Computing

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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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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Farrar, James M.

  • Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

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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

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

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

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Muenter, John S.

  • Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Interests: Spectroscopic Studies of Molecular Properties and Dynamics

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Tang, Ching W.

  • Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering

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 of Chemistry

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

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