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Professor Michael R. Wasielewski
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Michael R. Wasielewski

Michael R. Wasielewski is the Clare Hamilton Hall Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern, Director of the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center, a US-DOE Energy Frontier Research Center, and Executive Director of the Solar Fuels Institute, a global consortium of energy research centers.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University. He began his career at Argonne National Laboratory, where he advanced to Senior Scientist and Group Leader.  In 1994, he joined the faculty of Northwestern University. From 2001-2004 he served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern. His research has resulted in over 520 publications and focuses on light-driven processes in molecules and materials, artificial photosynthesis, molecular electronics, and molecular spintronics.

His recent honors and awards include membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the Chemical Pioneer Award of the American Institute of Chemists; the Honda-Fujishima Award of the Japanese Photochemistry Association; the Royal Society of Chemistry Environment Prize; the Humboldt Research Award; the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award of the American Chemical Society; the Porter Medal for Photochemistry; and the James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.

Research Professors
Dick T. Co

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co[at]northwestern.edu
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Research Associate Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Founding Member, Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI)
Director of Operations and Outreach, Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center

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Yi-Lin Wu

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yi-lin.wu[at]northwestern.edu

Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University

Ph.D. Chemistry, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 2012

M.Sc. Chemistry, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 2008

B.S. Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2005

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Ryan Young

ryan.young[at]northwestern.edu

Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University

Camille & Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Chemistry, 2012-2014

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2011

B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006

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Postdocs

 

Matthew Krzyaniak

 

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mdkrzyaniak[at]northwestern.edu

Research Associate

Post-doctoral fellow, The University of Alabama, 2010-2013

Ph.D. Chemistry, Michigan State University, 2010

B.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan,  2005


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Nathan La Porte

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nlaporte[at]northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago, 2015

B.A. Chemistry, Swarthmore College, 2008

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2011-2014; Freud Scholar Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2010

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Aritra Mandal

aritra.mandal[at]northwestern.edu

B.Sc.(Hons.) Chemistry, Jadavpur University, 2006

 M.Sc. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2008

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Boston University, Mar 2015-Feb 2017

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Jacob Olshansky

jolshanksy[at]northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 2017

B.S. Chemistry and Physics, Haverford College, 2012

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Jiawang Zhou

 

jiawang.zhou[at]northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 2016

B.S. Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, 2010

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, 2016

Langmuir Cresap Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2015

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Jinyuan Zhang

zhangjinyuan[at]northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Chemistry, North Carolina State University, 2016

B.S. Chemistry, Xiamen University, 2010

Ryan 1031 | 7-4944 | Subgroup: Molecular Spintronics

Xingang Zhao

xingang.zhao@northwestern.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2014-2017

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013-2014

Research Assistant, ICCAS, China, 2012-2013

PhD, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), China,2012

MS, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Institute of Petrochemistry, Heilongjiang Academy of Sciences,China, 2009

BS, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Hebei University of Technology, China, 2006

The first-class scholarship of ICCAS director (2011)

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Undergraduates
Chenjian Lin

 

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B.S. Material Chemistry, Peking University, 2014-Present

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Graduate Students

 

Joaquin Alzola

joaquinalzola2021[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University 2016-present

Joint Student with Prof. Tobin Marks

B.A. Chemistry, Cornell University, 2016

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Youn Jue (Eunice) Bae

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Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2016-present

B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

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Laura Bancroft

 

laurabancroft2022[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2017-present

B.A. Chemistry, Wellesley College, 2017

Ryan 1031 | 7-4944 | Subgroup: Molecular Spintronics

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Furkan Mustafa Cetin

fmcetin[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2017- present

B.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 2017

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Michelle Chen

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michellechen2015[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2015 – present
B.A. Chemistry and Economics, Dartmouth College, 2015

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Su Chen

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2016-present

B.S. Chemistry, South University of Science and Technology of China, 2016

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Joseph Christensen

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JosephChristensen2019[at]u.northwestern.edu 

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2014 – present

B.S. Chemistry, Creighton University, 2014

Ryan 2022 | 1-4420 | Subgroup: Solar Fuels

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Adam Coleman

adam.coleman[at]northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2015-present

S.B. Chemistry, University of Chicago, 2014

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Samantha Harvey

samanthaharvey2021[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2016-present

Joint student with Prof. Richard Schaller

B.S. Chemistry, Indiana University, 2016

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Noah Horwitz

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noahhorwitz2016[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2011-present

B.S. Chemistry, University of Washington, 2011

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship, 2012-2015

Ryan 1027 | 1-4855 | Subgroup: Molecular Spintronics

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Jenna Logsdon

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jennaLogsdon2019[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2014-present

B.S. Chemistry, University of Tampa, 2014

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015-2018

Ryan 1030 | 7-6696 | Subgroup: Solar Electricity

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Haochuan Mao

 

haochuanmao[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2017-present

B.S. Chemistry Nanjing University, 2017

Ryan 1027| 1-4855 | Subgroup: Molecular Spintronics

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Jose Martinez

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JoseMartinez2018[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2013-present

B.A. Chemistry and Computer Science, Cornell College, 2013

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Michele Myong

michele.myong[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2016-present

B.A, Columbia University, 2016

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Jordan Nelson

 

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jordannelson1.2014[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2014-present

B.S. Chemistry, University of San Francisco, 2013

Ryan 1027 | 1-4855 | Subgroup: Molecular Spintronics

 

Brian Phelan

 

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BrianPhelan2018[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2013-present

M.S. Teaching Chemistry (2011) and B.S. Chemistry (2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ryan 1032 | 7-4947 | Subgroup: Solar Fuels, Molecular Electronics

Natalia Powers-Riggs

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nataliapowersriggs2015[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2015-present

B.A. Chemistry and East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University, 2013

Ryan 1033 | 7-4948 | Subgroup: Solar Electricity 

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Brandon Rugg

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brandon.rugg[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2012-present
Joint student with Professor Mark Ratner

B.S. Chemistry, James Madison University, 2011

Ryan 2025 | 1-4409 | Subgroup: Molecular Spintronics

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Jon Schultz

jonathanschultz2022[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2012-present

B.S. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2017

Ryan 1032 | 7-4947 | Subgroup: Electronics

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