Research in Chemistry--Organic

The Organic Division works on novel materials and photochemistry. The novel materials include stimuli-responsive polymers, unnatural amino acids, new organometallic catalysts, and photosensitive adhesives. The photochemistry of liquid crystalline polymers is also studied. The mechanisms of photochemical reactions are investigated. Short-lived organic species can be characterized by nanosecond transient spectroscopy.

Faculty involved in this research:

photograph of Dr. Douglas Masterson    photograph of Dr. Julie Pigza
 Dr. Douglas Masterson  Dr. Paige Buchanan  Dr. Julie Pigza
   photograph of Dr. Song Guo  
 Dr. Matthew Donahue  Song Guo