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In materials chemistry, we apply our knowledge of chemistry to synthesize, fabricate, characterize, and model materials across multiple length scales. Molecular and nano-scale interactions can dictate the electronic, magnetic, mechanical, surface-reactivity, and optical properties of materials. However, the principles that will lead to the rational design of materials are not yet fully understood, and new research tools and strategies are required to address applications that include energy capture and storage, optoelectronics and photonics, quantum information systems, low-power actuators and devices, sensors, bio-imaging tools, drug delivery, cell culture, catalysts and electrocatalysts. Our research collaborations span multiple research centers and institutes across the University of Washington campus, and include state-of-the-art facilities for nanoscale fabrication and characterization.

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See also: Catalysis, Chemical Biology, Clean Energy, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Theory and Computation

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Emeritus, Adjunct, and Affiliate Faculty in This Area

James J. De Yoreo, Affiliate Professor