Galen Stucky

Distinguished Professor
Essam Khashoggi Chair in Materials Chemistry

Office Hours

Tuesday (2-3pm, PSBN 3623D)
Thursday (2-3pm, PSBN 3623D)

Contact Phone

(805) 893-4872

Office Location

3623D PSB-N



Galen Stucky received his Ph.D. in 1962 from Iowa State University. After postdoctoral study at MIT and the Quantum Chemistry Institute, he held positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sandia National Laboratory, and DuPont Central Research and Development before joining the UCSB faculty in 1985. At UCSB he holds appointments in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, in the Materials Department, and in the Biomolecular Science & Engineering Program. He is currently the E. Khashoggi Industries, LLC Professor in Letters and Science.

Honors include the ACS Award in Chemistry of Materials (2002), the International Mesostructured Materials Association Award (2004), the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care Award (2008); the Nano Today Award (2011); and the Prince of Asturias Award, with Avelino Corma and Mark E. Davis (2014).  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2005) and of the American Chemical Society (2013) and was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2013.  


Organic/inorganic interface chemistry including the molecular assembly of material systems with integrated nanoscale to macroscale functionalities; the use of inorganic species and surfaces to define biomolecular assembly (e.g., transmembrane proteins) and biosystem processes (e.g. blood clotting cascade chemistry and hemostasis); conversion of methane (biomethane and stranded natural gas) to chemicals and fuels; meso- and nanostructured photovoltaic and photocatalytic composite systems; gradient materials and interfaces; and understanding Nature's routes to organic/inorganic bioassembly.


Recent Publications (full list)

Identification of active sites in CO oxidation and water-gas shift over supported Pt catalysts, Kunlun Ding, Ahmet Gulec, Alexis M. Johnson, Weiqiang Wu, Neil M. Schweitzer, Eric Weitz, Galen D. Stucky, Laurence D. Marks, and Peter C. Stair, Science (published online 3 September 2015). DOI: 10.1126/science.aac6368

High energy density aqueous electrochemical capacitors with a KI-KOH electrolyte, Xingfeng Wang, Raghu S. Chandrabose, Sang-Eun Chun, Tianqi Zhang, Brian Evanko, Zelang Jian, Shannon W. Boettcher, Galen D. Stucky, and Xiulei Ji, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7, 19978–19985 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b04677

Mackinawite and greigite in ancient alkaline hydrothermal chimneys: Identifying potential key catalysts for emergent life, Lauren M. White, Rohit Bhartia, Galen D. Stucky, Isik Kanik, and Michael J. Russell, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 430, 105-114 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.013

Constructing hierarchical porous zeolites via kinetic regulation, Kunlun Ding, Avelino Corma, Juan Antonio Maciá-Agulló, Jerry G. Hu, Stephan Krämer, Peter C. Stair, and Galen D. Stucky, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 11238-11241 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b06791

Design of aqueous redox-enhanced electrochemical capacitors with high specific energies and slow self-discharge, Sangeun Chun, Brian Evanko, Xingfeng Wang, David Vonlanthen, Xiulei Ji, Galen D. Stucky, and Shannon W. Boettcher, Nature Communications 6, 7818 (2015). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8818

Uniform concave polystyrene-carbon core-shell nanospheres by a swelling-induced buckling process, De-yu Liu, Xin-Xing Peng, Binghui Wu, Xueyun Zheng, Tracy T Chuong, Jia-Luo Li, Shi-Gang Sun, and Galen D. Stucky, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 9772-9775 (2015).  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b05027