is examining organic, medicinal, and computational chemistry to simulate reactions and computer-aided drug discoveries. The tools produced by the Jorgensen group are used in collaboration with the Center for design guidelines for chemicals with reduced toxicity.
is concerned with the development of rigorous and practical methods for simulations of quantum processes in complex systems as well as with applications studies of photochemical processes in proteins, semiconductor materials, and systems of environmental interest.
is interested in how humans and animals sense touch and pain. His group wants to identify the molecular components of neuron pathways and to understand how sensory neurons become sensitized during injury and chronic painful conditions such as infammation.
is focusing on fnding organometallic complexes that act as catalysts. His group looks at improving atom economy of reactions and storing and releasing hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels.
is developing organometallic catalysts that activate carbon dioxide and facilitate its conversion to organic carboxylates. This research seeks to optimize the structure of palladium cross-coupling catalysts to increase their activity and stability, signifcantly decreasing the amount of catalyst required.
is focused on problems involving physicochemical and biophysical processes. This work concentrates on engineered and natural environmental systems focused on environmental applications and implications of nanomaterials, membrane separations for desalination and water reuse, engineered osmosis for sustainable production of water and power, as well as water and sanitation in developing countries.
is focused on microalgae biofuels as an answer to many of the sustainability and economic limitations recently ascribed to petroleum and plant-based biofuels; the Peccia group is a leader in the study of pathogens emitted during biosolids land application, and bioaerosols, investigating the integration of physical aerosol processes with molecular biology-based tools to describe the dynamics and sources of biological aerosols in the indoor environment.
is studying the mechanisms for photosynthesis and examining how plants can do water oxidation, and what can be learned to put towards synthetic catalysts for doing the same reaction. His group also examines solar energy and dye sensitized solar cells.
is focused on answering critical, timely questions at the nexus of air quality, energy, climate change, and human health. This includes an emphasis on the most important emissions and physical/chemical processes that produce detrimental air quality.
is focused on laser spectroscopy to direct time-resolved studies, utilizing visible, UV, and IR lasers with the ability to use a subpicosecond timescale for far-infarerd (FIR) region of the spectrum to better determine matter that was previously unable to be seen.