Faculty Research Groups
Research in the Foxman Laboratory includes: x-ray structure determination; coordination polymers; chemical, physical, and crystallographic studies of solid-state reactions; and using computer techniques to develop an automatic solution of crystal structures.
The Krauss Laboratory studies organic synthesis, including its interface with other areas of chemical science, including organometallics and chemical biology.
The Pochapsky Lab is directed towards an understanding of non-covalent interactions in chemical and biochemical systems.
The Petsko and Ringe Labs is interested generally in the relationship of protein three-dimensional structure to chemical function. Research is focused on the modification of the catalytic properties of a number of pharmaceutically or industrially important enzymes.
The Thomas Laboratory researches the synthesis of new ligands and transition metal complexes in order to uncover new approaches to the catalytic activation and functionalization of small molecules and organic substrates.
The Wade Laboratory researches the interface of molecular inorganic/organometallic chemistry and materials science. The lab seeks to develop general strategies for the synthesis and study of new functional materials with applications in catalysis, sensing, and separation.
The Xu Group focuses on interdisciplinary integration of organic chemistry, materials science, surface chemistry, biochemistry, and nanotechnology to design new biofunctional materials, including nanomaterials, for the exploration in biomedicine (e.g., molecular drug delivery, cancer therapy, biomedical diagnostics, and biomimetics), and other fundamental problems in nanoscience and biological science.