ASU students synthesize new organic and inorganic and organometallic structures for catalysis, organic/bioinorganic complexes inspired by nature, hybrid molecular/solid state materials for energy conversion, new layered 2-dimensional materials, new semiconductor materials based on designer molecular precursors, and complex self-assembled nanostructures based on DNA molecular origami, and novel DNA/protein complexes.


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

Giovanna Ghirlanda

De-novo protein design and engineering, enzyme mechanisms, protein structure

Sidney Hecht

Improved diagnoses and treatments for diseases caused by impaired energy metabolism

Anne Jones
Associate Professor

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

John Kouvetakis

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

Ana Moore
Regents Professor

Synthetic organic chemistry, carotenoids, photosynthesis, photochemistry

Gary Moore
Associate Professor

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

George Pettit
Regents Professor

Medicinal Chemistry, chemistry of natural products, discovery of new anti-cancer and anti-infective drugs for human cancer treatment

Ryan Trovitch
Associate Professor

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