Molecular materials scientist to join Energy and Sustainable Materials Cluster

Dr. Carl Brozek will be joining the UO Chemistry faculty this summer as a part of the UO’s Energy & Sustainable Materials Clusters of Exellence program.  Dr. Brozek is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Gamelin Research Group and the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington. His research has spanned the synthesis of inorganic small molecules, MOF-based heterogeneous catalysts, and semiconductor electrochemistry. Most recently, Carl has developed theoretical and analytical tools for studying the redox properties of colloidal quantum dots. The Brozek Lab will synthesize reactive clusters and porous solids, and study how their unique redox properties challenge conventional understanding of molecules and materials.