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Chemistry Members


Shannon W. Boettcher – Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry / ONAMI Signature Researcher
Research Interests: The capture and storage of solar energy in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment, utilizing inorganic synthesis, nano and microscience, surface chemistry, simulation, physical measurement, and device fabrication to design, build and study new materials and structures.

Carl K. Brozek – Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: Our goal is to understand compounds that blur the distinction between molecules and materials, and design functional materials that harness this unique set of properties. We study energy capture, interfacial redox, molecular clusters, porous solids, soft materials, and physical inorganic methods.

Amanda K. Cook – Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: We are a synthetic group focused on the development of heterogeneous catalysts for use in organic transformations that are otherwise achieved through unsustainable or hazardous means.


Kenneth M. Doxsee – Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: Inorganic chemistry – designed synthesis of metastable phases, phase- and shape-selective crystallization of solid-state materials. Development of environmentally benign methods for the synthesis of solid-state materials.


Marina G. Guenza Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests:Development of novel, molecular-scale, statistical-mechanical theories of the structure and dynamics of complex materials. The research goal of the Guenza lab is the design and implementation of theoretical approaches that coarse-grain structure and dynamics of molecular liquids.


Michael M. Haley – Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry / Richard M. & Patricia H. Noyes Professor
Research Interests: Synthesis of non-natural carbon networks and substructures; optical and nonlinear optical materials.


Christopher H. Hendon – Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: Materials theory and high performance computing

post_0009_hutchisonJames E. Hutchison – Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry /
Lokey-Harrington Chair in Chemistry

Research Interests: Nanoelectronics, chemically-modified surfaces, green materials chemistry.


Ramesh Jasti – Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Associate Director, Materials Science Institutepost_0008_jasti
Research Interests: The bottom-up organic synthesis, characterization, and application of new nanocarbon architectures.


Darren W. Johnson – Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry / Bradshaw and Holzapfel Research Professor in Transformational Science and Mathematics
Director, Materials Science Institute
Research Interests: Inorganic, Organic, Supramolecular and Materials Chemistry.


David C. Johnson – Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry / Rosaria P. Hauglund Foundation Chair

Research Interests: Research at the interface between Chemistry and Physics to develop novel approaches to solid state synthesis of new materials.

Paul Kempler – Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: Design and characterization of microstructured interfaces for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Associate Director of Oregon Center for Electrochemistry.

post_0006_lonerganMark C. Lonergan – Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: Study of polymer blends, composites and copolymers in which at least one component is optically or electrically active, such as a conducting polymer or inorganic superconductor.

post_0005_nazinGeorge Nazin – Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: The connection between the chemical structure and properties of nanoscale materials and devices. In particular, real-space experimental approaches that provide spectroscopic informaiton on the atomic and molecular scales.

post_0004_pageCatherine J. Page – Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: Novel synthetic routes to functional materials, including self-assembly of multilayer thin films and sol-gel synthesis of complex oxides.


Michael D. Pluth – Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: Molecular recognition at the interface of organic/inorganic chemistry and chemical biology.

James Prell – Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: The Prell Group uses state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and ion mobility experiments to learn how soft materials, such as biological membranes, are structured at the nanometer size scale and below.

Cathy Wong – Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: In situ ultrafast spectroscopy of materials formation.


Physics Members

benjamin-1c8ida0Benjamín Alemán – Associate Professor of Physics
Research Interests: Physics and synthesis of low-dimensional systems; nanoelectromechanical systems; solid-state defect centers and qubits; quantum and nanoscale-based sensing and microscopy; photonics; microfluidics.

DietrichDietrich Belitz – Professor of Physics

Research Interests: Quantum many-body problems, including superconductivity, magnetism, transport processes, and quantum phase transitions, in particular metal-insulator transitions and magnetic transitions.

corwinEric Corwin – Associate Professor of Physics
Research Interests: Atomic force microscopy of single molecule proteins, structure and dynamics of jammed athermal packings.

livelybrooksDean Livelybrooks – Senior Tentured Instructor of Physics
Research Interests: Science education/outreach, magnetotellurics, dynamic margin model constraints.

Ben McMorran – Associate Professor of Physics
Research Interests: Free electron physics and interferometry, matter wave optics, electron microscopy, magnetic materials.

RaghuPicRaghuveer Parthasarathy – Professor of Physics / Alec and Kay Keith Professor
Research Interests: Material properties of biological membranes, mechanisms of protein organization, advanced microscopy techniques.

Jayson Paulose – Assistant Professor of Physics
Research Interests: Theoretical soft matter and biophysics

Richard P. Taylor – Professor of Physics

Research Interests: Quantum chaos and fractals in electronic nano-devices, with applications in solar devices and retinal implants. Visual science of fractals.

tumblr_inline_nh2534xupl1shweh8Tristan Ursell – Assistant Professor of Physics

Research Interests:
We use tools from microscopy, mechanics, computational modeling, and statistical physics to understand how cells move and invade, how cells die, and how cells engage in collective behavior that benefits the group over the individual, in a variety of natural and medically relevant settings.

Hailin Wang – Professor of Physics / Alec and Kay Keith Chair in Physics

Research Interests:
Experimental optical and condensed matter physics; quantum optics with spins, excitons, and nanomechanical oscillators, quantum information processing