Chemistry and Biochemistry



Inorganic chemists study the unliving building blocks of our world. They research the reactions of metals and elements of the main group of the periodic table. After identifying and measuring elemental compounds, inorganic chemists apply these compounds to problems like human illness, pollution, catalysis, and new electronic and structural materials. Inorganic chemists broadly study bioinorganic, organometallic, and coordination chemistry; inorganic chemists may analyze compounds, break apart compounds, or create new compounds in the course of their work.

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Daniel H. Ess


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Roger G. Harrison


The Harrison Lab studies molecular recognition, ion chromatography, and nanomaterials. Frontiers in chemical research fuse used to be separate disciplines. Inorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and materials may apply to separations, molecular sensors, catalysts, and nanomaterials. Harrison scientists conduct research in areas that span multiple fields of chemistry. Molecular binding and encapsulation Separations chemistry and catalysis are just two of the many fields of chemistry that rely on ...

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Matthew R. Linford


The Linford Research Group works in chemical analysis and characterization. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Potential Graduate Students and Others who may be Interested in our Research What type of research is done in the Linford Group? Linford researchers work in three connected areas. Linford researchers make new materials by a variety of means including by thin film deposition, modification of surfaces, and ...

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Kara J. Stowers


The Stowers Group has research interests that span inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry in the aim of understanding and improving catalysts. Using Carbon Dioxide as a Feedstock: Stowers researchers aim to find ways to manage and use carbon dioxide. Inorganic Heterogeneous Catalysis: Stowers researchers plan to synthesize new catalysts to activate carbon dioxide. Stowers researchers aim to use readily available transition metals such as nickel and ...

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Richard K. Watt


The Watt Research Lab Group specializes in bioinorganic chemistry. Biological systems require trace amounts of transition metal ions to sustain life. Transition metal ions are required at the active sites of many enzymes for catalytic activity. In fact, transition metals catalyze some of the most energetically demanding reactions in biology. Unfortunately, these highly reactive metal ions also catalyze reactions that are dangerous ...

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