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

Charles Lieber

Charles Lieber

Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Joshua and Beth Friedman University Professor
Professor Aizenberg

Joanna Aizenberg

Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Cynthia  Friend

Cynthia Friend

Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science
Roy Gordon

Roy Gordon

Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science
Eric Heller

Eric Heller

Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics
Frank Keutsch

Frank Keutsch

Stonington Professor of Engineering and Atmospheric Science
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Mason, Jarad

Jarad Mason

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Professor Hongkun Park

Hongkun Park

Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics
A headshot of Suyang Xu wearing a black sweater, looking directly at the camera

Suyang Xu

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (starting January 2020)
Xiaowei Zhuang

Xiaowei Zhuang

David B. Arnold, Jr. Professor of Science
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

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