Argonne National Laboratory

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David Awschalom

Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering and Deputy Director for Space, Infrastructure, and Facilities, University of Chicago
Joint Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Spintronics, solid-state quantum information processing, magnetic semiconductors, nanomagnetism, time-resolved magneto-optical spectroscopy

 

Wei Chen

Assistant Chemist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Assistant Chemist, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago

Research: Ionic polymers with controlled charge sequences; directed self-assembly of chiroplasmonic nanostructures through stereocomplexation for next-generation nano-metamaterials

 

Andrew Cleland

John A. MacLean Sr. Professor for Molecular Engineering Innovation and Enterprise; Director, Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility, University of Chicago
Joint Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Quantum computing, quantum communication and quantum sensors, all of which depend upon harnessing the peculiar properties of quantum mechanics

 

Yamil Colon

Postdoctoral Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago

Research: Self-assembly of materials; improving the efficiency of alternative energy systems; organic photovoltaic, metal-organic frameworks, and charged block coplymer systems through simulations conducted at the atomic scale; quantum-mechanical calculations; molecular dynamics simulations; free energy methods; development and implementation of path biasing techniques and advanced sampling methods

 

Seth Darling

Director, Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory
Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Scientist, Nanoscience and Technology Division, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Energy, solar energy, photovoltaics, materials science and engineering, nanoscience, nanotechnology, sequential infiltration synthesis (SIS), water, climate change, physical chemistry, surface science, polymer science, nanocomposites, and self-assembly

 

Juan de Pablo

Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering; Deputy Director for Education and Outreach, University of Chicago
Joint Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Protein folding and aggregation, DNA folding and hybridization, glassy materials, block copolymers, liquid crystals, development of advanced sampling methods

 

Etienne Dumur

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Postdoctoral Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Condensed matter physics; hybrid systems involving SAW and qubits

 

Nicola Ferrier

Computer Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Senior Fellow, Computation Institute, the University of Chicago

Research: Computer vision

 

Ian Foster

Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Computer Science, Director, Computation Institute
Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Distinguished Fellow, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Distributed, parallel, and data-intensive computing technologies and their applications to scientific problems in such domains as climate change and biomedicine

 

Giulia Galli

Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Joint Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Theoretical and computational modeling of materials, including solids, liquids and nanostructures

 

Monisha Ghosh

Research Professor, Institute for Molecular Engineering, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Joint Appointee, Computing, Environment and Life Sciences Directorate, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Signal processing, wireless communications, analytics

 

Marco Govoni

Assistant Scientist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Visiting Scientist, University of Chicago

Research: First-principles simulations of nanostructures, surface and interfaces; optical and excited state properties of materials; carrier recombination in semiconductors; Casimir force/torque in micro- and nano-systems; development of HPC code for scientific research

 

Supratik Guha

Director, Nanoscience and Technology Division, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
Principal Investigator, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Professor, University of Chicago

Research: New semiconductors and oxide materials and devices for new computing architectures, cyberphysical sensing systems, and energy conversion technologies; discovery of thin-film materials and novel devices that can be used for ultra-low power non-Boolean computing and sensing

 

F. Joseph Heremans

Assistant Staff Scientist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Visiting Scientist, University of Chicago / Rear Admiral of the Pacific Fleet

Research: Engineering with diamond, including spin dynamics of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers, as well as transport properties

 

Abelardo Ramirez Hernandez

Postdoctoral Scientist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Visiting Scientist, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago

Research: Using computer simulations and theory, statistical physics of soft condensed matter, with particular emphasis on self- and directed-assembly of block copolymers, rheology of polymer melts and nanocomposites

 

Nick Jackson

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago

Research: Optoelectronically active soft matter via the unification of quantum-level treatments of molecular detail and mesoscale modeling of soft materials; Movement of electrons and excitations through soft matter networks; development and application of coarse-grained models for polyelectrolytes

 

Daniel López

Group Leader, Nanofabrication and Devices Group, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago

Research: Long-range interactions in nanoscale systems; nano and micro electromechanical systems; non-linear dynamics in nanoscale devices and synchronization

 

Jun Mao

Postdoctoral Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Visiting Scientist, University of Chicago

Research: Non-covalent interactions (such as electrostatic interaction, hydrogen bonding, hydrophobic interaction); block copolymers

 

John F. Mitchell

Senior Scientist and Associate Director, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago

Research: Strategic synthesis, crystal growth, and structural studies of correlated electron transition metal oxides and chalcogenides using neutron and x-ray scattering

 

Paul Nealey

Brady W. Dougan Professor in Molecular Engineering, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Joint Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Block copolymers, directed self-assembly (DSA), nanolithography, nanopatterning

 

Cristina Negri

Principal Agronomist and Environmental Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory
Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Senior Fellow, Energy Policy Institute at Chicago

Research: Systems approaches where industrial ecology concepts are applied to water and land management, both in agricultural and urban contexts

 

Michael R. Norman

Director, Materials Science Division; Principal Investigator, Center for Emergent Superconductivity; Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago

Research: Many body theory on heavy fermion and high temperature cuprate superconductors; spin liquids; quantum criticality; and the interpretation of spectroscopin data

 

Jiwoong Park

Professor in Molecular Engineering, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Joint Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research:  Nanoscale materials, chemical physics

 

Shrayesh Patel

Assistant Professor in Molecular Engineering, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Joint Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research:  Functional polymers, block copolymers, batteries, thermoelectrics, organic electronics

 

Stuart Rowan

Professor in Molecular Engineering, Principal Investigator, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Joint Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Chemistry of non-covalent interactions (supramolecular chemistry)

 

Matthew Tirrell

Dean and Founding Pritzker Director, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Deputy Laboratory Director for Science, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Biomolecular engineering and nanotechnology; manipulation and measurement of the surface properties of polymers

 

Stefan Vajda

Senior Scientist, Materials Science Division & Nanoscience and Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago

Research: Physical and chemical properties of supported metal clusters and cluster‐based nanomaterials, optical properties of clusters and nanostructures; nanocatalysis: study of the size/shape/composition and function relationship at the sub‐nanometer and nanometer scale, support effects in catalysis; combined synchrotron X‐ray scattering, X‐ray absorption and mass‐spectroscopy studies of nanocatalysts under realistic reaction conditions

 

Marton Voeroes

Argonne Scholar, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Research: Atomistic computation; materials for energy conversion and storage

 

Michael Webb

Postdoctoral Appointee, Argonne National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago

Research: Statistical mechanics and molecular simulation to study physical and chemical processes that span multiple timescales and length scales, often with an emphasis on soft matter materials; enhanced sampling strategies; nuclear quantum effects at interfaces; the structure and dynamics of high-molecular weight polymer systems

 

Diana Morgan

Manager, Operations

Contact: (630) 252-3858; morgandj@anl.gov