Faculty Research Groups
The Deng Group studies asymmetric catalysis and synthesis, chiral recognition, solid phase synthesis and combinatorial chemistry and chemical approaches towards understanding protein functions.
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 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.