Department of Chemistry

Gaurav Arya

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
My research laboratory uses physics-based computational tools to provide fundamental, molecular-level understanding of a diverse range of biological...

David N. Beratan

R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Beratan is developing theoretical approaches to understand the function of complex molecular and macromolecular systems, including: the molecular...

Volker Blum

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Volker Blum heads the "Ab initio materials simulations" group at Duke University. Dr. Blum's research focuses on "first-principles" computational...

Kenneth R Brown

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Prof. Brown's research interest is the control of quantum systems for both understanding the natural world and developing new technologies. His...

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ashutosh Chilkoti is the Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University...

Emily Rose Derbyshire

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
The Derbyshire Lab uses both chemical tools and biological methods to uncover novel aspects of malaria parasite biology with the ultimate aim of...

Martin Fischer

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry
Dr. Fischer’s research focuses on exploring novel nonlinear optical contrast mechanisms for molecular imaging. Nonlinear optical microscopes can...

Katherine J. Franz

Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Chemistry
Research in the Franz group is involved in elucidating the structural and functional consequences of metal ion coordination in biological systems. We...

Amanda Elaine Hargrove

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
The Hargrove lab harnesses the unique properties of small organic molecules to study the structure, function and therapeutic potential of long...

Jie Liu

George Barth Geller Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Liu’s research interests are focusing on the chemistry and material science of nanoscale materials. Specific topics in his current research...

Jianfeng Lu

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Jianfeng Lu is an applied mathematician interested in mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from computational physics,...

David Mitzi

Simon Family Professor
David Mitzi received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics from Princeton University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics...

Richard A. Palmer

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Dr. Palmer's research interests span the areas of analytical, inorganic and physical chemistry. Current projects involve the use of FTIR spectroscopy...

Christine K. Payne

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Jennifer Lyn Roizen

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Inspired by small molecule natural products, the Roizen laboratories will initiate research to access improved antibiotics, and selective ion channel...

Michael Rubinstein

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
The research of the Rubinstein group is in the field of polymer theory and computer simulations. The unique properties of polymeric systems are due...

Michael J. Therien

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Our research involves the synthesis of compounds, supramolecular assemblies, nano-scale objects, and electronic materials with unusual ground-and...

Eric John Toone

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Dr. Toone is a physical organic chemist who studies relationships between structure and activity in the context of biology. Currently active programs...

Tuan Vo-Dinh

R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh is R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of The...

Qiu Wang

Robert R. & Katherine B. Penn Associate Professor
Research in the Wang group aims to answer fundamental questions that lie at the interface of chemistry and biology. In particular, we are interested...

Warren S. Warren

James B. Duke Professor of Chemistry
Our work focuses on the design and application of what might best be called novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter...

Kevin David Welsher

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Jennifer L West

Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering
Jennifer West’s research in biomaterials and tissue engineering involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel, biofunctional...

Benjamin J. Wiley

Associate Professor of Chemistry
In the Wiley Group, we make new nanomaterials by controlling the assembly of atoms in solution, and explore applications for nanomaterials in...

Weitao Yang

Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Prof. Yang, the Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry, is developing methods for quantum mechanical calculations of large systems and carrying out...