Baker Laboratory
Department of Chemistry
and Chemical Biology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 USA


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.

News (more news)

Conjugated Polymer Networks Detect RDX with Outstanding Speed and Sensitivity!

Deepti Gopalakrishnan’s latest paper in Chemistry of Materials [OPEN ACCESS] reports thin films of a conjugated polymer network capable of detecting RDX from the vapor phase in as little as 10 seconds. Congratulations Deepti!



Former Undergraduate Spencer Brucks Wins Prestigious Teaching Award!

Spencer Brucks, now a graduate student with Luis Campos, won a prestigious Presidential Teaching Award at Columbia University. The award recognizes only three graduate students across the entire university, and Spencer is only the second chemist to be recognized since the award’s inception in 1996! Congratulations Spencer!