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Faculty Member   Areas of Research
Nozomi Ando Nozomi Ando Protein structural dynamics, structural enzymology, X-ray physics.
Steven L. Bernasek Steven L. Bernasek Chemical physics and physical chemistry of surfaces. Heterogeneous reaction dynamics, structure and reactivity of solid surfaces. Heterogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry of electronic materials, chiral organic monolayers, corrosion inhibition chemistry.
Andrew B. Bocarsly Andrew B. Bocarsly
Charge transfer processes and materials chemistry leading to new alternate energy schemes including solar photochemistry, electrochemistry, fuel cells and chemical mitigation of CO2.
Roberto Car Roberto Car Quantum mechanical theory and simulation of condensed matter systems: structure and dynamics in network forming liquids and glasses, low dimensional structures and interfaces; electronic transport in molecular devices; reactive dynamics and electrocatalytic processes.
Jannette Carey Jannette Carey Biophysical chemistry: protein and nucleic acid structure, function and interactions; protein folding and stability. Affiliated with Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) and Department of Molecular Biology.
Brad P. Carrow Brad P. Carrow Catalysis, organometallic and organic chemistry: design and development of new transition metal-catalyzed methods that address challenges at the frontiers of organic synthesis.
Robert J. Cava Robert J. Cava Materials chemistry; synthesis of new oxide, intermetallic, pnictide and chalcogenide compounds and characterization of their crystal structures and electronic and magnetic properties. Joint appointment with Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM).
Garnet Chan Garnet Chan Development of new techniques for electronic structure theory using approaches that bridge quantum chemistry, condensed matter, and quantum information.
Paul Chirik Paul Chirik Inorganic, Organometallic, and Organic Chemistry: Base metal catalysis directed toward commodity and fine chemical synthesis, energy efficient methods for N2 functionalization and understanding electronic structure of redox-active metal-ligand complexes.
Abigail Doyle Abigail Doyle Organic and organometallic chemistry: discovery and development of new catalytic routes to chiral building blocks of importance in the enantioselective synthesis of natural products, pharmaceuticals, and materials.
Dorothea Fiedler Dorothea Fiedler Elucidating cellular signaling functions of small molecule second messengers.
John T. Groves John T. Groves The interface of organic, inorganic and biological chemistry. Metalloenzymes and biomimetic redox catalysts, especially those containing iron and manganese, that can transform C-H bonds.
Michael Hecht Michael Hecht Synthetic biology: from protein design to artificial genomes, and Alzheimer's disease: molecular underpinnings and the search for new therapeutics.
Robert Knowles Robert Knowles Synthetic organic chemistry: development of novel and selective catalytic transformations, unconventional redox processes, molecular recognition of transition states, complex target synthesis.
David MacMillan David MacMillan Organic synthesis and catalysis: new concepts in synthetic organic chemistry involving organocatalysis, organo-cascade catalysis, metal-mediated catalysis, and total synthesis of natural products and pharmaceuticals.
Tom Muir Tom Muir Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Cell Biology: Investigating the physiochemical basis of protein function in complex systems of biomedical interest with new chemical biology technologies.
Joshua Rabinowitz Joshua Rabinowitz Biochemical kinetics; cellular metabolism; chemical basis of complex biological processes. Joint appointment with the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.
Herschel Rabitz Herschel Rabitz Physical chemistry, biomolecular modeling, laser control of molecular processes, molecular collisions, theory of chemical reactions, time- and space-dependent molecular manipulation. Affiliated with the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM).
Clarence E. Schutt Clarence E. Schutt Structural biology, structure and function of proteins and cellular organelles, X-ray crystallography. Affiliated with the Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) and Program in Neuroscience.
Jeffrey Schwartz Jeffrey Schwartz Design, synthesis and characterization of “functional” interfaces for use in biomedical devices and molecular electronics.
Annabella Selloni Annabella Selloni Theoretical/computational first principles electronic structure and molecular dynamics studies of materials properties, surfaces and interfaces, nanostructured materials; surface chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemistry, photocatalysis.
Martin F. Semmelhack Martin F. Semmelhack Application of organic chemistry to problems in biology. The chemistry of bacterial signaling. Isolation and structure determination of new signaling molecules, synthesis of the signals and analog structures, and evaluation of their biological activity.
Mohammad R. Seyedsayamdost View profile Chemical Biology, Organic Chemistry, Enzymology: Discovery of new small molecules and biosynthetic pathways involved in microbial symbiotic interactions; elucidation of enzyme-catalyzed reaction mechanisms.
Erik J. Sorensen Erik J. Sorensen Organic chemistry, chemical synthesis of bioactive natural products and molecular probes for biological research, bioinspired strategies for chemical synthesis, architectural self-constructions, novel methods for synthesis.
Zoltán G. Soos Zoltán G. Soos Chemical physics, electronic states of conjugated polymers and ion-radical solids, paramagnetic and charge transfer excitons, one-dimensional models.
Salvatore Torquato Salvatore Torquato Statistical mechanics and soft condensed matter theory. Disordered heterogeneous materials, packing problems, colloids, liquids, glasses and crystals. Optimization in materials science and self-assembly theory. Modeling tumor growth.
Haw Yang Haw Yang Molecular reactivity in complex systems.