Research Areas - Materials Chemistry
Material chemists focus on the design, synthesis and properties of new multi-molecule arrays such as plastics, thin films and surfaces. The materials chemistry research area of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSB is a hotbed of innovation in materials research.
This research area benefits from a collaborative environment and world leaders in the fields of organic electronics and biomolecular applications. Institutions such as the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL), Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS), and California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) offer state of the art instrumentation and a forum for collaboration between groups. Details on the coursework in the materials area can be found here.
- Bazan, Guillermo C.
Design, synthesis and application of organic semiconducting materials
- Bowers, Michael T.
Mass spectrometery of biomolecular materials
- Hawker, Craig
Application of advanced organic transformations to the synthesis of initiators, macromolecules and nanostructures
- Hayton, Trevor
Organometallic synthesis, actinides, high-oxidation states
- Jaeger, Luc
Nucleic acid nanotechnology, biomolecular self-assembly, RNA nanobiotechnology
- Kirtman, Bernard
Polymeric nonlinear optical properties, heterogeneous catalysis
- Metiu, Horia
Statistical and quantum dynamics, surface science
- Nguyen, Thuc-Quyen
Charge transport in organic semiconductors and nanoscale characterization of organic opto-electronic devices
- Plaxco, Kevin W.
- Reich, Norbert O.
Enzyme catalysis and bio-inspired nano-electronics
- Scott, Susannah
Surface chemistry and catalysis
- Stucky, Galen
Mesoporous materials, nanomaterials
- Vlcek, Vojtech
First principles optical and charge transport properties of semiconductors
- Wudl, Fred
Synthesis of organic semiconducting materials