Faculty Research Groups
The Nonlinear Dynamics Group covers oscillatory chemical reactions, spatial pattern formation, dynamical systems and neurobiology.
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 Schmidt-Rohr Group researches the physical chemistry of polymers and nanocomposites, analysis of complex organic matter, solid-state NMR methods.
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.