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ASU students are building designer electronic materials with atomic level precision, constructing molecular level logic devices in cells, and complex nanostructures based on molecular origami that self-assemble with atomic level control of function, and 2-dimensional and other novel materials for energy conversion and storage. ASU student are world leaders in research on molecular processes in solid and disordered states and in connecting geological materials to molecular processes.

 

Faculty

Charles Angell
Regents Professor

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

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

Daniel Buttry
Professor

Battery and fuel cell materials, Electrochemistry, Corrosion, Interfacial chemistry

Ray Carpenter

Interface structure and nanochemistry of metallic, ceramic, and electronic materials. Solid state phase transformation mechanisms. Electron microscopy

Andrew Chizmeshya
Associate Professor

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

Alexander Green
Assistant Professor

Alexander Green Assistant Professor Synthetic biology, Nanomaterials, Molecular computation, RNA regulation, Nucleic acid directed self-assembly, Biosensing, Nanoelectronics

John Kouvetakis
Professor

Solid-state inorganic chemistry, thin film heterostructures, nanoscale devices, microelectronics

Yan Liu
Professor

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

Alexandra Navrotsky

Materials of the universe, thermochemistry, ceramics, geochemistry, mineralogy

Ranko Richert
Professor

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

Scott Sayres

Ultrafast Lasers, Electron Dynamics, XUV Spectroscopy, Molecular Clusters

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

George Wolf
Associate Professor

High pressure chemistry, phase transitions, spectroscopy, materials chemistry

Jeffery Yarger
Professor

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