What We Do

We’re unmasking the coherent quantum mechanical flow of electronic excited states and chargesalong with their coherent spin-spin interactionsin precisely tailored nanostructures and molecules.

Long term, our work will exploit coherence to harvest and transmit energy and information via novel quantum mechanical mechanisms and develop new ways for doing chemistry.

What We Study

Our research covers two main themes within quantum coherence.

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Molecules and Chromophore Aggregate Systems

We explore how symmetry breaking in molecules impacts spin coherence.

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Nanoscale

We examine the lossless flow of energy through nanostructures.

Work With Us

Our goal is to provide world-class, cutting-edge training to postdocs and graduates students through innovative research, in-depth mentoring, and specialized training.

News & Events

David Beratan to Receive the Morley Medal

The Cleveland Section of the ACS has named Professor David Beratan the recipient of the 2021 Edward Morley Medal in recognition of his many contributions to the fields of computational and theoretical chemistry, to include the development of tunneling pathway and flickering resonance theories of biological electron transfer. The award highlights David’s establishment of new schemes for molecular design,… Read More »David Beratan to Receive the Morley Medal

Michael Wasielewski Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Prof. Michael Wasielewski for his election to the National Academy of Sciences. Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/2021-nas-election.html

Nancy Makri Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to Prof. Nancy Makri for her election to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She is recognized for her excellence and continued accomplishment in the field of Chemistry. https://www.amacad.org/new-members-2021