Toby Singer

I am a Senior Program Coordinator supporting Chemistry Professors Richard Van Duyne and George Schatz. I also provide administrative support to the Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC). I joined the Department of Chemistry in June 2015. Previously I worked in Northwestern University‚Äôs Conflict of Interest office. Before coming to Northwestern I worked in survey research, managing government and private industry research projects. I am originally from North Carolina and have a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina. I came to Chicago for graduate school and have a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. I enjoy reading memoirs and spending time with my two daughters.

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  • Professor Richard Van Duyne

    Additional Information

    Discoverer of Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (1977)
    Inventor of Nanosphere Lithography (1995) & Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy (2000)

  • Group Members

    Professor Van Duyne has, in his career to date, advised a total of 87 graduate students and 47 postdoctoral fellows. Every year, Professor Van Duyne gives a talk to introduce new graduate students to our research. The 2017 seminar slides are available here.

  • News

    Professor Van Duyne was recently named a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct "high risk, high payoff" basic scientific research. Read more here