Research Faculty

Irving Epstein
Irving Epstein
University Professor
Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry and HHMI Professor
781-736-2503 Shapiro Science Center 3-09
Area of Expertise: Oscillating chemical reactions and pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems. Mathematical modeling of biochemical kinetics and neural systems
Rebecca L. M.  Gieseking
Rebecca L. M. Gieseking
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2511 Shapiro Science Center 3-12
Area of Expertise: Developing computational models to understand materials for emerging energy technologies in the fields of  solar energy,  batteries, and fuel generation.
Grace Han
Grace Han
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2576 Edison-Lecks 307
Area of Expertise: Organic synthesis of dynamic molecules and polymers for creating interactive material systems. Solid-state application of soft materials for energy conversion, storage, and optoelectronics. Functionalization of 2D materials (graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, etc.) using organic and inorganic synthetic methods.
Lizbeth Hedstrom
Lizbeth Hedstrom
Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Chair, Biology
781-736-2333 Kosow-Wolfson 112
Area of Expertise: Relationship between protein structure and function in enzyme catalysis and inhibitor action. Understanding the effects of mutations in vivo.
Judith Herzfeld
Judith Herzfeld
Professor of Biophysical Chemistry
781-736-2538 Shapiro Science Center 3-06
Area of Expertise: Development and application of reactive and polarizable force fields as efficient replacements for quantum mechanics in simulations of reactions in complex media.  Solid-state NMR studies of structure and function in membrane proteins and bio-inspired materials.
Isaac Krauss
Isaac Krauss
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2574 Edison-Lecks 226
Area of Expertise: Chemical glycobiology and organic chemistry
Thomas Pochapsky
Thomas Pochapsky
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
781-736-2559 Rosenstiel 655
Area of Expertise: Self-assembly of chemical and biological systems. Transient interactions in solution by NMR. NMR of soluble proteins. Protein stability and folding by NMR and mutagenesis.
Klaus Schmidt-Rohr
Klaus Schmidt-Rohr
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2520 Edison-Lecks 118A
Area of Expertise: Solid-state NMR of complex organic materials, including polymers, carbon materials, nanocomposites, and natural organic matter; NMR technique development; basic thermodynamics and chemical energy.
Barry Snider
Barry Snider
Charles A. Breskin Professor of Organic Chemistry
Department Chair
781-736-2550 Edison-Lecks 122
Area of Expertise: Synthesis of natural products, new synthetic methods, free radical chemistry, Lewis acid induced reactions, ketene cycloadditions
Chi Ting
Chi Ting
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2534 Edison-Lecks 125
Area of Expertise: Total synthesis of natural products. Chemoselective functionalization of peptides. Genome mining and natural product biosynthesis.
Bing Xu
Bing Xu
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-5201 Edison-Lecks 320
Area of Expertise: New molecular materials and 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.
Hao Xu, Professor of Chemistry
Hao Xu
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2535 Edison-Lecks 225
Area of Expertise: Non-precious metal catalysis directed towards organic synthesis.  Translational synthetic chemistry.  Discovery of new disease targets and therapeutic probes in human biology.