Chemistry and Chemical Biology

  • Title: Associate Professor
    Department / Research Program: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology & Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    Email: tasefa@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-2970
    Detailed Profile: http://rutchem.rutgers.edu/asefa_teddy
    Research Areas: Catalysis, nanomaterials synthesis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, water splitting and hydrogen production, fuel cells, solar PV.
    Energy Research Focus: Development of novel, sustainable nanomaterials that allow the production of ‘clean’ and renewable energy (such as hydrogen) from sustainable sources (such as water). Development of new synthetic methods for various novel multifunctional nanomaterials for catalysis, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis and investigation of their properties. Synthesis of novel nanostructured and nanoporous semiconductor thin films for solar cells.
  • Title: Assistant Dean for International Programs, Director of Women in Energy Initiative
    Department / Research Program: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Email: Johanna.bernstein@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-1557
    Research Areas: Energy education, energy outreach, global energy education
    Energy Research Focus: Developing energy related education programs for graduate, undergraduate and K-12 students. Applications of energy research for global energy solutions. Internationalizing the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Email: ed.castner@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-2564
    Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/132-castner-jr-edward-w
    Research Areas: Light harvesting for charge separation; ionic liquids for energy applications
    Energy Research Focus: Study of light-harvesting molecules for capture of solar energy for stored chemical or electrical energy; design of novel ionic liquids for energy applications such as enhanced battery and supercapacitor materials and solvents for pre-treatment of biomass.
  • Title: Distinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Microbiology, Institute for Advanced Materials and Device Nanotechnology
    Email: dismukes@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-1489
    Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/138-dismukes-charles
    Research Areas: Catalysis, materials chemistry, solar energy and solar fuels, natural photosynthesis
    Energy Research Focus: Synthesis of catalysts for artificial photosynthesis, design of reverse fuel cells (photoelectrochemical), engineering of microalgae for biomass/biofuels, tools for investigating these systems.
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology; Laboratory for Surface Modification
    Email: egarf@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-2747
    Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/eric-garfunkel-home
    Research Areas: PV, catalysis, energy storage, solar fuels
    Energy Research Focus: Understanding and controlling surface and interfacial chemistry. Development of new materials and processes for next generation low-cost solar cells, fuel cells, energy storage and catalysts. Low power electronics.
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology; Laboratory for Surface Modification
    Email: alan.goldman@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-5232
    Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/the-goldman-group-home
    Research Areas: Hydrocarbons, Catalysts, Diesel Fuel, Transportation Fuels.
    Energy Research Focus: My group is focused on the reactions between transition metal complexes and simple organic molecules, particularly hydrocarbons. Our work generally involves a mechanism-based approach to the development of catalysts.
  • Title: Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry
    Department / Research Program: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Email: greenbla@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-3277
    Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/150-greenblatt-martha
    Research Areas: catalysts synthesis and structure/ chemical composition-properties correlations. (did fuel cells, batteries in the past)
    Energy Research Focus: materials synthesis applied to catalysts for water splitting and nitrogen fixation.
  • Title: Assistant Professor
    Department / Research Program: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Email: rob.hayes@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-8648
    Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/154-hayes-robert
    Research Areas: electrolytes, energy storage, nanotechnology, friction & lubrication.
    Energy Research Focus: Liquids and solvents are key to countless everyday materials (medicines, fuels, food) and grand scientific challenges of 21st Century (energy storage, corrosion, biomass) inter alia. However, there are still many gaps in our knowledge of their structure and dynamics on tiny dimensions. To this end, we use a variety of advanced experimental (AFM, neutron scattering) and simulation (Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics), linking the properties observed to the structure-dynamic landscape that produce it.
  • Title: Distinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Email: jingl@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-3758
    Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/jinglilab
    Research Areas: Energy Conversion and Storage, CO2 Capture, LEDs, Catalysis, Solar PV
    Energy Research Focus: Our recent work focuses largely on the design, synthesis, characterization, modification and understanding the chemistry of new materials with improved and enhanced functionality that are potentially important for clean and renewable energy storage and conversion, including photovoltaics, solid-state lighting, H2/CH4 storage and CO2 capture, catalysis and sensing. http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/177-li-jing

    Personal Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/177-li-jing

  • Title: Associate Professor
    Department / Research Program: Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN)
    Email: ocarroll@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-1496
    Detailed Profile: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~plasmon/
    Research Areas: Energy Efficiency, OLEDs, Thin Film Photovoltaics, Organic Functional Materials
    Energy Research Focus: Improving efficiency and operational lifetime of thin film organic light-emitting devices (lighting and display) and photovoltaic devices using nanoscale photonic structures and alternative device architectures. Lowering the cost of integrating nanoscale photonic structures in such devices by developing large-scale nanofabrication methods.
  • Title: Assistant Professor
    Department / Research Program: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Email: kate.waldie@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-2622
    Detailed Profile: https://rutchem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/1234-waldie-kate
    Research Areas: Catalysis, electrochemistry, energy storage and conversion, organometallic chemistry, functional materials
    Energy Research Focus: We are designing transition-metal complexes for electrocatalytic reactions related to energy storage and conversion, including the reduction of water and carbon dioxide and the oxidation of liquid fuels. We are also developing new materials with light-switchable properties for controlled heterogeneous catalysis and optoelectronic devices.
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Chemistry & Chemical Biology
    Email: york@biomaps.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-5199
    Detailed Profile: http://theory.rutgers.edu/
    Research Areas: Multiscale modeling, RNA catalysis, RNA folding, molecular simulation, quantum mechanics, free energy, force field
    Energy Research Focus: Development of methods that provide a molecular level understanding of enzymatic processes that lead to energy conversion. Application of these methods to biofuel and biocatalysis research.