Members of our faculty consistently rank as leaders in their respective fields. These include current and past winners of the Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science given by the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), a member-elect of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, a National Fresenius Award winner, a Fellow and Innovation Awardee of the American Chemical Society, and a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Our faculty also boasts many past recipients of national and IU-based awards in chemistry and chemical education.

Faculty Highlights

Research Faculty

Peter Ortoleva
Peter Ortoleva

Physical | Chemical Biology
Energy | Life | Synthesis

Peter Ortoleva has worked for the past 32 years in the analysis of reaction, transport, mechanical systems...

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Instructional Faculty

Cathrine Reck
Cathrine Reck


Cathrine "Kate" Reck, Ph.D. came to Department of Chemistry at Indiana University in the summer of 2001 to hold the position of Clinical Assistant Professor...

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Xinfeng (Frank) Gao
Xinfeng (Frank) Gao

Analytical | Physical

Xinfeng (Frank) Gao received his B.S. degree in Electronics from Peking University, China, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Missouri at Columbia...

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