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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)


Scott L. Anderson
Nanoscale surface chemistry, catalysis, nanoparticle mass spectrometry, high energy density nanoparticle fuels, development of new techniques for nanoscale surface analysis.

John C. Conboy 
Analysis of protein interactions at solid/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces usingnonlinear optical spectroscopies and electrochemical methods.

Michael Gr├╝nwald 
Computer simulation and theory of the dynamics and interactions of nanoparticles: Self-assembly, structural transformations of nanocrystals, nanocrystal growth, rare events sampling methods.

Joel M. Harris 
Spectroscopic characterization of interfacial structure and dynamics of molecules in porous materials. Development of nanostructured materials for plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy.

Joel S. Miller
Preparing and studying new magnetic materials based on molecular inorganic, organometallic, and organic chemistry.

Shelley D. Minteer
Enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis, bioengineering, explosive sensing, biofuel cells.

Valeria Molinero
Computer simulations and statistical mechanics methods to investigate disordered materials, from monatomic liquids to nanostructured polyelectrolyte membranes.

Rodrigo Noriega
Investigating the connection between structure and function in complex macromolecular materials, with interests both in artificial macromolecules (synthetic polymers) and in biological ones (proteins, DNA).

Caroline Saouma 
Transition-metal mediated small molecule activation, activation of O2 for fuel cell and synthetic applications, electrocatalytic COfixation and CO2 reduction to methanol using new MOFs. 

Jennifer S. Shumaker-Parry
Nanoparticle synthesis and assembly, plasmonics, interfacial chemical analysis, fabricated nanostructures, surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy and microscopy, plasmon-based optical antennas, surface enhanced spectroscopy.

Henry S. White 
Development of electrochemical methods for the analysis of electron-transfer events in biological and nanoscale domains.

Luisa Whittaker-Brooks
Solid-state synthesis of inorganic/organic nanostructures, morphological and structural characterization by Synchrotron and in-house spectroscopy techniques, nanofabrication processes for energy conversion, batteries, and electronics.

Ilya Zharov
Nanoporous materials, functional organic and hybrid organic/inorganic materials, nanoparticles, surface chemistry, dendrimers, anti-cancer agents, self-assembly, molecular recognition.

Last Updated: 9/7/17