Department of Chemistry

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...

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

Professor in the Department 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 in the Department 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,...

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...

William M. Reichert

Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University, KampalaUganda (pending)Director of the Duke-Makerere BME PartnershipDr. Reichert's...

Jennifer Lyn Roizen

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

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

Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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

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...