Research

The Department of Chemistry at Emory University believes that the best teaching and research happens in the context of a scientific community. Together, we engage in creative problem-solving at the molecular level. 

*Groups marked with an asterisk are accepting graduate students.

Research Groups

Blakey*
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organic synthesis, catalysis, organometallic, reaction development
"inventing reactions and revolutionizing synthetic strategy"

Bowman
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theoretical, computational
"we are 70% water and I study water"

Conticello*
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self-assembly, peptides, proteins, nanomaterials, Cryo-EM
"bettering nature's macromolecular machines"

Davies*
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C-H functionalization, asymmetric catalysis, drug discovery
"we aim to make organic molecules faster, cleaner, cheaper"

Dyer*
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protein folding, enzyme dynamics, bioinorganic, solar fuels
"protein folding and molecular dynamics...with lasers"

Evangelista*
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electronic structure theory, strongly correlated electrons, excited states
"we simulate the quantum world"

Heaven*
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chemical bonding, transient intermediates, electronic structure
"what are these electrons doing?"

Heemstra*
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chemical biology, self-assembly, supramolecular chemistry
"biomolecules can do amazing things"

Hill*
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green energy, multifunctional materials, oxometalates
"there is no bigger issue than stabilizing climate"

Jui*
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catalysis, medicinal chemistry
"we develop new chemistry to solve important problems"

Kindt*
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self-assembly, surfactants, molecular dynamics, nucleation, lipids, proteins
"predicting how molecular structure determines super-molecular aggregation"

Lian*
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nanomaterials, solar energy conversion, ultrafast & nonlinear spectroscopy
"sustainable energy through fundamental physical chemistry research"

Liebeskind
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molecular synthetic science, catalysis
"we make tools for molecular manipulation used in drug design"

Liotta
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HIV/AIDS, medicinal, synthetic organic, catalysis, drug discovery
"discovering new drugs to address unmet medical needs"

Lutz*
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nanoscience, biocatalysis, protein engineering, chemical biology
"saving the world one protein at a time"

Lynn*
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systems chemistry, synthetic biology, biophysical chemistry
"design and construction of dynamic chemical networks"

McDonald*
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chemical synthesis, organometallics, catalysis, natural products
"we make chemical products more efficiently using new synthetic strategies"

Salaita*
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nanoscience, chemical biology, materials, imaging, biophysical
"where materials chemistry and nanotechnology meet biology"

Weinert
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bacterial signaling pathways, heme proteins, cyclic nucelotides
"developing a molecular level understanding of how bacteria sense and respond to the environment"

Widicus Weaver*
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astrochemistry, spectroscopy
"the chemistry of star and planet formation"

Wuest*
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total synthesis, chemical biology, antibiotic development
"slaying superbugs one antibiotic at a time
"

Associated Faculty

Dunham*
[visit group website(Biochemistry)
macromolecular complex structure/function
"deciphering mechanistic insights of novel pathways that promote antibiotic tolerance"

Ke*
[visit group website] (Biomedical Engineering)
DNA, nanotechnology, nanomaterials & medicine
"complex DNA assembly and dynamic DNA devices"

MacBeth*
[visit group website] (Emory College)
catalysis, bioinorganic
"first row magic with O2"

Musaev*
[visit group website(Emerson Center for Scientific Computation)
computational chemistry, C-H functionalization
"knowledge based technology and catalyst design"