Fundamental Molecular Science

ASU faculty and students are advancing the theory and practice of fundamental molecular science, using state-of-the-art spectroscopy, single-molecule techniques and computational methods.  The molecular properties of condensed matter and the fundamental principles of chemical reactivity are being defined experimentally and computationally. 


Laura Ackerman

Organic Chemistry, Sustainable Catalysis, Green Synthesis, Chemistry Online Learning

Charles Angell

Liquid structure, transport properties, supercooled liquids, glass transitions, electrolytes and polymers for battery applications

Kyle Biegasiewicz

Sustainable Synthesis, bioinspired Catalyst Development, biocatalysis, total synthesis

Chad Borges

Analytical biochemistry, mass spectrometry, protein posttranslational modifications, disease markers

Andrew Chizmeshya

Computational Solid State Chemistry, Semiconductor Simulation, Vibrational and Optical Properties of Solids, Physisorption, Carbon Sequestration

Ian Gould

Photochemistry, mechanistic organic chemistry, organic geochemistry

Hilairy Hartnett

Aqueous Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Oceanography, Carbon Cycle Research, Environmental Chemistry

Matthias Heyden

Molecular modeling, biomolecular interactions and solvation, intermolecular vibrations, molecular crowding, complex formation and self-assembly

Marcia Levitus

Biophysical chemistry, photophysics, single-molecule fluorescence, DNA-protein dynamics

Yan Liu

Nanoparticles synthesis and functionalization DNA directed self-assembly Multi-component complex structure

Dmitry Matyushov

Theoretical chemistry, condensed media, optical spectroscopy, electron transfer, proteins, phase and glass transition

Yuval Mazor

Photosynthesis, membrane proteins, genetics, structural biology

Gary Moore

Organic chemistry, materials chemistry, solar energy transduction, photocatalysis, molecular electronics, chemical sensing, proton coupled electron transfer

Vladimiro Mujica

Theoretical chemistry, nanoscience, electron transfer, molecular conductance, nanomagnetism, chirality

Steve Presse

Bacterial dynamics Single molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging analysis Stochastic processes Bayesian inference

Ranko Richert

Dynamics of Liquids, Glass Transition, Dynamic Heterogeneity, Confinement Effects

Scott Sayres

Ultrafast Lasers, Electron Dynamics, XUV Spectroscopy, Molecular Clusters

Timothy Steimle

Ultra-high resolution spectroscopy, molecular beams, transition metal complexes, laser spectroscopy, computational chemistry

Nicholas Stephanopoulos

Protein- and peptide-DNA nanotechnology, organic bioconjugation chemistry, self-assembly, nano-machines and devices, materials for biology and medicine

George Wolf

High pressure chemistry, phase transitions, spectroscopy, materials chemistry

Jeffery Yarger

Solid-state NMR and MRI, soft matter research, disordered materials, biopolymers, battery and fuel cell materials, polyamorphism, nano-materials, high-pressure chemistry, quantum computation, laser scattering spectroscopy, neutron, electron and xray diffraction of amorphous materials