Analysis

Analysis

Quantitative and qualitative investigations of chemistry, biochemistry and materials chemistry Fundamental and practical analysis of chemicals, biomolecules, and materials is critical to the all branches of modern science. Our department builds on a...
Catalysis

Catalysis

Inventing new methods and tools with less energy to manipulate chemical bonds Catalytic transformations stand at the forefront of chemistry – these reactions can significantly reduce the input of energy to manipulate chemical bonds opening up n...
Energy

Energy

Inventing new ways to produce energy and mitigate its byproducts Chemistry plays a central role in the growing field of renewable and clean energy. As examples, we are interested in developing new ways to harness sunlight using new syntheses of carbon...
Life

Life

Exploring the molecular basis of biological processes essential in health and disease We utilize chemical principles to advance our understanding of the mechanisms of biological phenomena. High-impact basic and translational research is being performed...
Origins

Origins

Revealing the origins of order and matter The early phases of our solar system saw the emergence of earth’s matter and biology’s order. These formative events, be they nucleosynthesis in the early sun or the self-assembling molecules in the primordial sou...
Synthesis

Synthesis

Inventing innovative ways to assemble molecular and nano-scale structures Synthesis is at the core of the chemical sciences. Indiana University has a diverse range of faculty who engage in this endeavor such as the preparation of organometallic complexes,...