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  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Chemistry 160  

Chemistry 160

Degree Programs Offered: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program: Frieder Jakle, Olson Laboratories, Room 336 (973-353-5064)

Coordinator of Graduate Program: Stacey Brenner-Moyer, Life Science Center I, Room 201D (973-353-5457);


Members of the Graduate Faculty

Distinguished Professors:

Elena Galoppini, SAS-N; Ph.D., Chicago
Functionalization of semiconductor nanoparticles with dyes, organic chromophores, and redox active groups; supramolecular chemistry; applications in solar energy conversion and sensors

Frieder Jškle, SAS-N; Ph.D., Technical University of Munich
Conjugated organboranes for organic electronics; luminescent materials; stimuli-responsive and supramolecular materials; polymer-supported catalysts; chiral Lewis acids and Lewis pairs


Huixin He, SAS-N; Ph.D., Beijing
Carbon nanomaterials; battery applications; nanomedicine for cancer research; scanning-probe microscopy studies

Roger A. Lalancette, SAS-N; Ph.D., Fordham
X-ray diffraction and the structure of solids; synthesis and characterization of nitrogen and sulfur complexes; hydrogen bonding in keto-carboxylic acids

Piotr Piotrowiak, SAS-N; Ph.D., Chicago
Photoinduced charge and excitation transfer; excited-state dynamics; transient laser spectroscopy; electrolyte dynamics

Michal Szostak, SAS-N; Ph.D., Kansas
Synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry; transition-metal catalysis; free-radical chemistry; C-H activation

Associate Professors:

Stacey Brenner-Moyer, SAS-N; Ph.D., Stanford
Organic synthesis with medicinal applications; new method development; asymmetric catalysis†

W. Phillip Huskey, SAS-N; Ph.D., Kansas
Physical organic chemistry; mechanistic enzymology; isotope effects

Jenny V. Lockard, SAS-N; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Molecular spectroscopy; X-ray spectroscopy; applications to metal-organic frameworks; coordination complexes and materials

Assistant Professors:

Georgiy Akopov, SAS-N; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Synthesis-enabled exploration of uncharted areas of phase space; superhardness in metal borocarbides through crystal structure tuning, redicsovering multinary sulfides for photocatalysis

Demyan Prokopchuk, SAS-N; Ph.D., Toronto
Sustainable catalysis for energy storage and production, inorganic synthesis and ligand design; sustainable/renewable (electro)catalysis

Colin Kinz-Thompson, SAS-N; Ph.D., Columbia
Biophysical chemistry; mechanisms of molecular machines; single-molecule microscopy; Bayesian inference

Fei Zhang, SAS-N; Ph.D., Arizona
DNA/RNA Nanotechnology; biomaterials, molecular programming; self-assembly

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