We use the tools of synthetic and supramolecular chemistry to address fundamental challenges in the assembly and integration of nanostructured materials.
We are part of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. For more information about undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral research positions in the group, please see the “Join Us” section of the web page.
August 17, 2015
Ten students and postdocs presented their work at the recent 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston. Will delivered the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture. His lecture, “The Spectacular Properties of Porous Polymers,” described how to design permanent porosity into polymers and how these high surface area materials might be useful for applications in water purification and energy storage. His concluding remarks were... more»
July 15, 2015
As part of a group of Cotrell Scholars and representatives of the Association of American Universities, Will coauthored a commentary in Nature, University learning: Improve undergraduate science education. We call for changes in the ways in which research universities teach and evaluate learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)... more»
July 6, 2015
Sam Hein has been awarded the Division of Organic Travel Award, a national award offered through the American Chemical Society. This award will support his travel to the upcoming national ACS Meeting in Boston. There he will present his work synthesizing contorted aromatics through benzannulation chemistry. Congratulations Sam!
June 9, 2015
Chao Sun’s manuscript on graphene oxide functionalization using tripodal compounds was published by Chemistry of Materials. This study indicates that passivating the hydrophobic regions of graphene oxide will maximize its biocompatibility.