Faculty

Jorge Gascon, Ph.D.

​​Director and Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, C1 chemistry, Multifunctional solids, Reactor engineering, Separation processes

Magnus Rueping, Ph.D.

​Associate Director and ​Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interest: ​Synthetic catalytic methodology, new catalysis concepts

Luigi Cavallo, Ph.D.

​Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interest: ​Catalysts, organometallic compounds, olefin polymerization, biological systems

Kuo-Wei Huang, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interest: Carbon dioxide utilization, Carbonylation and decarbonylation, Small molecules activation, Kinetic and DFT studies of transition metal and Organocatalysis

Nikolaos Hadjichristidis, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interest: ​Synthesis of model polymers, Different macromolecular architectures

Osman Bakr, Ph.D.

​​Professor of Material Science and Engineering

Research Interest: Synthesis and assembly of organic-inorganic hybrid materials and nanomaterials of novel optical and electronic properties, Advanced materials, solar cells, optoelectronic devices

Cafer T. Yavuz

​Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interest: ​CO2 capture and conversion, Water treatment, Nanocatalysis, Methane storage, Water capture and splitting, Porous polymers

Yu Han, Ph.D.

​​​Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interest: Synthesis of nanoporous and nanostructured materials, resolution of their structures and the development of novel applications for these materials in catalysis, separation, adsorption, sensing and lasers

Pedro Castaño, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interest: ​Chemical engineering, reaction engineering, reactor design, catalysis, bio- and waste-refinery, Catalyst deactivation, zeolites and zeotypes, multiphase reactors, kinetics, microreactors, periodic reactors, spectroscopy, coke formation

Javier Ruiz-Martinez, Ph.D.

​Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Operando spectroscopy, Nanomaterials, C1 chemistry, Selective hydrogenation, Halogen chemistry, Catalyst deactivation, Reaction kinetics

Vincent Tung, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering

Research Interest: ​2D Soft Active Materials (SAMs), Three Dimensionality In 2D SAMs, High Throughput Nanoprocessing of Printable Hybrid Photovoltaics

Omar F. Mohammed Abdelsaboor, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of Chemical and Material Science

Research Interest: ​Laser spectroscopy, Four-dimentional ultrafast electron microscopy, Nanoscale materials dynamics, Synthesis and characterization of chemical systems, Ultrafast reaction dynamics of photoswitchable materials

Yoji Kobayashi, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interest: ​Inorganic materials chemist, Hydrogen, CO2 methanation, Catalyst

Huabin Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Science

Research Interest: operando, water splitting, C1 chemistry

Mani Sarathy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interest: Comprehensive chemical kinetics, combustion cyberinfrastructure, reaction mechanism reduction, chemistry of multi-scale reacting flows