Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry at Brown focuses on organometallics including rare-earth metals, catalysis, carbon dioxide reduction, synthesis of nanomaterials, and the role of inorganic compounds in biological systems. Inorganic chemists collaborate with nano/materials chemists and engineers to engage cutting-edge research across fields. 

Associated Faculty

Ou Chen

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Interest

  • Quantum dots
  • Multifunctional nanomaterials
  • Hybrid nano-structures
  • Nanotechnology for energy and bio-imaging
  • Nanocrystal superstructures
  • Perovskite nanomaterials

Vicki L. Colvin

Vernon K. Krieble Professor of ChemistryProfessor of EngineeringProfessor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and BiotechnologyDirector, Center for Biomedical Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Nanomaterials synthesis
  • Magnetic materials
  • Environmental fate and transport of colloids
  • Biologically compatible nanomaterials
  • Magnetic and electrical imaging in complex environments.

Eunsuk Kim

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Interest

  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Redox signaling
  • Nitric oxide signaling
  • Energy
  • Carbon dioxide conversion

Jerome R. Robinson

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Interest

  • Synthesis / Catalysis
  • Green Chemistry
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Rare-earth Metals

Shouheng Sun

Vernon K. Krieble Professor of ChemistryProfessor of Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Nanomaterials synthesis
  • Self-assembly
  • Nanomedicine
  • Catalysis and energy storage