Wasielewski Group

Professor 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 560 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 Royal Society of Chemistry Physical Organic Chemistry Award, 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.

Michael R. Wasielewski

Michael R. Wasielewski

Professor of Chemistry

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Research Professors
Dick T. Co

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co[at]northwestern.edu Tech L110 | 7-3396

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

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

Ryan 1015 | 7-2918

Ryan Young

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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

Ryan 1015 | 7-2918

Postdocs

Eileen Dixon Foszcz
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Eileen.Foszcz[at]northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Chemistry, Michigan State University, 2015

B.S. Chemistry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2008

Tech J423 | 7-7707 | Subgroup: Molecular Electronics

Michelle Harris

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michelle.harris[at]northwestern.edu Ryan 1032 | 7-4947 | Subgroup: Molecular Electronics

Ph.D. Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014

B.S. Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

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Neil Guan-Jhih Huang

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guan.huang[at]northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Chemistry, National Taiwan University, 2012

B.S. Chemistry, National Taiwan University, 2006

National Science Council Postdoctoral Research Abroad Program, Taiwan, 2014-2015

Ryan 1033 | 7-4948 | Subgroup: Solar Electricity, Molecular Electronics

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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

Ryan 1038 | 7-1896 | Subgroup: Molecular Spintronics

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

Ryan 2025 | 1-4409 | Subgroup: Solar Fuels

Ma Lin

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Ma.Lin[at]northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Physics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2014

B.S. Physics, Jilin University, China, 2010

Ryan 1031 | 7-4944 | Subgroup: Singlet Fission

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Marek Majewski

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marek.majewski[at]northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Chemistry, The University of British Columbia, 2013

B.Sc. Chemistry, The University of Saskatchewan, 2007

MEC Graduate Fellowship in Sustainability, 2009

Ryan 2025 | 1-4409 | Subgroup: Solar Fuels

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Graduate Students

Michelle Chen

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

Ryan 1030 | 7-6696 | Subgroup: Singlet Fission

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

Adam Coleman

adam.coleman[at]northwestern.edu

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

S.B. Chemistry, University of Chicago, 2014

Ryan 1027 | 1-4855

Rita Cook

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ritacook2015[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2010-present

B.A. Chemistry, Ohio Wesleyan University, 2010

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship, 2012-2015

Ryan 2022 | 1-4420 | Subgroup: Solar Fuels

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Patrick Hartnett

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patrickhartnett2016[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2011-present Joint student, with Professor Tobin Marks

B.A. Biochemistry, Swarthmore College, 2011

Ryan 1030 | 7-6696 | Subgroup: Solar Electricity

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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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Rebecca Lindquist

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RebeccaLindquist2011[at]u.northwestern.edu

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

B.A. in Chemistry and Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Morris, 2011

Ryan 2025 | 1-4409 | Subgroup: Solar Fuels

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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

Eric Margulies

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ericmargulies2016[at]u.northwestern.edu

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

B.S. Chemistry, McGill University, Quebec, 2011

Ryan 1033 | 7-4948 | Subgroup: Singlet Fission

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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

Ryan 2022 | 1-4420 | Subgroup: Solar Fuels

Catherine Mauck

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catherine.mauck[at]u.northwestern.edu

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

B.A. Chemistry, Oberlin College, 2009

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2013-2016

Ryan 1032 | 7-4947 | Subgroup: Singlet Fission

Claire Miller

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claireMiller2014[at]u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D Student, Northwestern University, 2014-present

B.S. Chemistry and Applied Math, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014

Ryan 1033 | 7-4948 | Subgroup: Singlet Fission

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
May 2016

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

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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Yilei Wu

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yileiwu2012[at]u.northwestern.edu

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

M.S. Chemistry, Bologna University, Italy, 2010

B.S. Chemistry, University of Perugia, Italy, 2008

Ryan 1031 | 7-4944 | Subgroup: Molecular Electronics, Spintronics, Solar Electricity

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Alumni

Dr. Joseph Bullock
Dr. Kristen Brown
Prof. Raanan Carmieli
Dr. Sam Chen
Dr. Erin Chernick
Prof. Boiko Cohen
Dr. Michael Colvin
Dr. Sarah Mickley Conron
Dr. Zachary Dance
Dr. Scott Dyar
Dr. Sam Eaton
Dr. Dan Gardner
Dr. Emilie Giacobbe
Dr. Jovan Giaimo
Dr. Randy Goldsmith
Dr. Vickie Gunderson
Dr. Won-Sik Han
Dr. Brooks Jones
Dr. Steven Karlen
Dr. Richard F. Kelley
Dr. Chul-Hoon Kim
Dr. Greg Kuzmanich
Eric Latch
Dr. Jenny Lockard
Dr. Kelly Lefler
Prof. David McCamant
Dr. QiXi Mi
Dr. Stephen Miller
Dr. Tomoaki Miura
Jessie Nock
Dr. Marcia Payne
Dr. Premaladha Poddutoori
Dr. Danny Powell
Dr. Sheela Ramanan
Dr. Annie Butler Ricks
Dr. Vladimir Roznyatovskiy
Dr. Walter Salamant
Dr. Amanda Samuel
Dr. Amy Scott
Daniel Finkelstein-Shapiro
Dr. Leah Shoer
Dr. Amanda Smeigh
Dr. Tomas Solomek
Prof. Michael Tauber
Dr. Anton Trifonov
Dr. Michael Vagnini
Dr. Brad Veldkamp
Dr. Josh Vura-Weis
Dr. Emily Weiss
Dr. Thea Wilson
Dr. Ann Woys
Andrew Yousef
Dr. Chongchao Zhao

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Evanston, IL 60208
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