Catalysis & Sustainability

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ASU students are building bio-inspired systems that use light to synthesize ATP and split water, and study catalysts that generate clean fuels, designing catalysts for green and sustainable synthesis of important raw materials and studying new catalytic systems that are inspired by biology and even geology. 

Faculty

Christina Birkel

Inorganic solid-state chemistry, materials chemistry, non-conventional synthesis methods, microwave chemistry, inorganic solids, structure of solids, X-ray diffraction, two-dimensional materials, hybrid materials, surface chemistry, magnetism, catalysis

Ian Gould
President's Professor and Interim Director

Photochemistry, mechanistic organic chemistry, organic geochemistry

Matthias Heyden

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

Anne Jones
Associate Professor

Bioinorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, hydrogenases, de novo protein design and engineering, redox enzyme mechanisms, alternative energy generation

Gary Moore
Associate Professor

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

Vladimiro Mujica
Professor

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

Don Seo
Professor

Inorganic solids, sustainable materials chemistry, porous materials, hierarchical nanostructures, hybrid materials, exploration of new synthetic methods, energy production, water purification, environmental remediations

Everett Shock
Professor

Biogeochemistry, Thermodynamic Modeling, Microbial Processes, Analytical Methods

Timothy Steimle
Professor

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

Ryan Trovitch
Associate Professor

Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, Small Molecule Activation, Green Chemistry, Reaction Mechanisms, Organic Synthesis