Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Waldie, Kate

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.

Hayes, Robert

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.

Bernstein, Johanna

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.

Goldman, Alan

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.

Greenblatt, Martha

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.

York, Darrin M.

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.

Li, Jing

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

Garfunkel, Eric

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.

Dismukes, G. Charles

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.

Castner, Edward Jr.

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.

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