Physical Chemistry

From the elucidation of the properties and behavior of nanostructures to the characterization of the interior workings of individual cells to the  preparation of the first quantum spin liquid, research in experimental physical chemistry and chemical physics is an intriguing and inviting area of study in CCB.

Newly developed spectroscopic methods help researchers follow reactions on surfaces, in the stratosphere, in live cells, all the way down to the single photon level, and in so doing help guide further design of new systems.

Physical Chemistry Faculty

Professor Aizenberg

Joanna Aizenberg

Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)
A headshot of James G. Anderson

James G. Anderson

Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Cynthia  Friend

Cynthia Friend

Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science
(Not Accepting Graduate Students)
Roy Gordon

Roy Gordon

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Emeritus
(Not Accepting Graduate Students)
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Eric Heller

Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Dudley Herschbach

Dudley Herschbach

Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science, Emeritus
(Not Accepting Graduate Students)
Frank Keutsch

Frank Keutsch

Stonington Professor of Engineering and Atmospheric Science
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Joonho Lee

Joonho Lee

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Charles Lieber

Charles Lieber

Joshua and Beth Friedman University Professor
(Not Accepting Graduate Students)
Mason, Jarad

Jarad Mason

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Kang-Kuen Ni

Kang-Kuen Ni

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Daniel G. Nocera

Daniel G. Nocera

Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Professor Hongkun Park

Hongkun Park

Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics
(Accepting Graduate Students)
George Whitesides

George Whitesides

Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor
(Not Accepting Graduate Students)
A headshot of Suyang Xu wearing a black sweater, looking directly at the camera

Suyang Xu

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Xiaowei Zhuang

Xiaowei Zhuang

David B. Arnold, Jr. Professor of Science
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
(Accepting Graduate Students)