Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry at Brown focuses on organometallics including rare-earth metals, inorganic synthesis, catalysis, carbon dioxide reduction, green chemistry, synthesis of nanomaterials, and the role of inorganic compounds in biological systems. Research in this area reflects collaboration with engineers, organic chemists, and chemical biologists.

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