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Nitric Oxide Sensor

Macrophages mediate mammalian inflammation in part by the release of the gasotransmitter, nitric oxide, NO. Electrochemical methods represent...

Diabetic Wound Healing

Chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers, and diabetic ulcers, affect between 2.4 and 4.5 million people in the United States...

Delayed Photoacidity

The excitation of photoacids produces powerful proton donors that can trigger proton-coupled electron transfer, PCET, reactions. Coupled to time-resolved...

Phototherapeutics

Chemotherapeutics are an essential component of the therapeutic arsenal employed to treat solid and liquid tumors. However, chemotherapeutic...

Selective C-H Functionalization

The selective functionalization of unactivated C–H bonds is a long-standing challenge in synthetic chemistry...

Mucus Reduction

The excessive production of thick, viscous mucus in severe respiratory diseases leads to obstruction of the airways...

Carbene Polymerization

Carbene polymerization provides polyolefins that cannot be readily prepared from olefin monomers. However, controlled and living carbene polymerization...

Maxwell’s Demon

We introduce and investigate a simple and explicitly mechanical model of Maxwell’s demon, a device that interacts with a memory register, a stream of bits, a thermal...

Mpemba Effect

Under certain conditions, it takes a shorter time to cool a hot system than to cool the same system initiated at a lower temperature...

Precatalyst Transformation

What is the identity of the true electrocatalytic species? This fundamental question has plagued the molecular electrocatalysis community...

Controlling Proteins

The cellular environment is dynamic and complex, involving thousands of different macromolecules with total concentrations...

Our Faculty

Faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, help define solutions to the pressing scientific problems of the day. A significant, and key, component of our department’s strategic plan is to cultivate the next generation of scientific leadership. Faculty, from our assistant professors to our most senior and distinguished colleagues, are international

leaders in their subfields, garnering local, national, and international recognition and accolades commensurate with their excellence in research and teaching.

Below is a sampling of our fantastic faculty colleagues. Please navigate to the menu above for the complete roster

Zhiyue Lu

Lu

Jeffrey Johnson

Johnson

Wei You

You

Joanna Atkin

Atkin

Scott Warren

Warren

Domenic Tiani

Tiani

Thomas Freeman

Freeman

Joseph Templeton

Templeton

Sidney Wilkerson

Wilkerson

Erik Alexanian

Alexanian

Bo Li

Li

Andrew Moran

Moran

Our Graduate Students

Our graduate students form the next generation of scientific leaders. As a department, we seek to recruit and mentor a diverse cohort of students dedicated to excellence in the classroom and research laboratory.

The creativity, drive, collegiality, and accomplishments of our graduate students in tackling difficult scientific problems are significant reasons why UNC is an international leader in chemical research.

Erika

Lauren

Melody

Jeffrey

Lei

Micah

Ian

Jack

Thomas

Hudson

Jill

Mackenzie