Inorganic 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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Bren, Kara L.

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  • Richard S. Eisenberg Professor in Chemistry
  • Chair, Chemistry Department

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Interests: Bioinorganic and biophysical chemistry

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Jones, William D.

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  • Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Mechanistic Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

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Kennedy, C. Rose

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  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Catalysis & Synthetic Methods, Organometallic Chemistry, Mechanistic & Physical Organic Chemistry

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Knowles, Kathryn

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  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Inorganic Materials Chemistry

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Matson, Ellen

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  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

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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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Cluster Affiliated Faculty

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

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Shestopalov, Alexander

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  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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

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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

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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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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