Teacher-Scholar Videos

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awards recognize and support emerging leaders in the chemical sciences. Below are brief videos the most recent Teacher-Scholars have created, which introduce their area of research and its significance.


Available videos:

Emily P. Balskus, Harvard University, Chemical Discovery in the Microbial World


Shannon W. Boettcher, University of Oregon, Oxygen Electrocatalysis and Solar Water Splitting Interfaces


Andrew J. Boydston, University of Washington, Functional Materials at Multiple Length Scales


Scott H. Brewer, Franklin and Marshall College, Developing Vibrational Reporter Unnatural Amino Acids to Probe Local Protein Environments


Luis M. Campos, Columbia University, Third Generation Solar Cell

Neal K. Devaraj, University of California, San Diego, Mimicking and Modifying Biomolecules with Conjugation Chemistry


Mircea Dincă, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Teaching Sponges New Tricks: Building Functional Porous Materials Molecule by Molecule


Jason G. Gillmore, Hope College, Long Wavelength Azo Dye Monomers for Photomechanical Applications


Naomi S. Ginsberg, University of California, Berkeley, Investigating Dynamic Nanoscale Processes Using Cathodoluminescence Microscopy


Joshua E. Goldberger, The Ohio State University, Solid-State Materials at the Atomic Scale

André Hoelz, California Institute of Technology, The structure of the nuclear pore complex


Andrea E. Holmes, Doane College, No More Extension Cords: Smart Phone Based Sensor Technology for Field Deployment in Tactical Areas


Ramesh Jasti, University of Oregon, Designing Functional Nanohoop Inspired Graphitic Materials

Michael C. Jewett, Northwestern University, Molecular Engineering Catalytic Ensembles with Cell-Free Synthetic Biology


Jeffrey B. Johnson, Hope College, Carbon-Carbon Single Bond Activation - Mechanistic Insight Leading to New Methodology


Dipannita Kalyani, St. Olaf College, Palladium and Nickel Catalyzed Arylations


Aditya S. Khair, Carnegie Mellon University, A Continuum Approach to Predicting Electrophoretic Mobility Reversals


Jared C. Lewis, The University of Chicago, Engineering Enzymes for Selective Catalysis


Hai Lin, University of Colorado Denver, On the Mysterious Proton Transfer Through CLC Antiporters


Casey H. Londergan, Haverford College, Site-Specific Vibrational Probe Groups of Protein Structural Distributions and Interactions


Wei Min, Columbia University, Seeing Molecular Vibrations: Chemical Imaging for Biomedicine


Amanda J. Morris, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Metal Organic Framework Artificial Photosynthetic Arrays


David A. Nicewicz, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Using Light to Discover New Chemical Reactivity


Bradley D. Olsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Physical Chemistry of Biological and Biohybrid Polymers


Gregory W. O’Neil, Western Washington University, One-Pot/Single-Analysis Substrate Scope Studies with Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography


Gary J. Patti, Washington University in St. Louis, Reprogramming Cellular Metabolism With Two Electrons


Michael D. Pluth, University of Oregon, Chemical Tools for Investigating Biological Hydrogen Sulfide


Jennifer A. Prescher, University of California, Irvine, Expanding the Imaging Toolbox


Jonathan R. Scheerer, College of William and Mary, Protective Natural Products from Grass-Endophyte Associations


Jordan Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Modelling the Influence of Main-Group Promoters on Aerobic Acohol Oxidation Over Platinum-Group Metals


Joshua A. Schrier, Haverford College, Computational and Data-driven Insights for Materials


Sara Skrabalak, Indiana University Bloomington, Synthesis of Multimetallic Nanoparticles by Seeded Methods


Paul Clinton Spiegel, Western Washington University, Structural and Biological Studies of Blood Coagulation Factor VIII to Overcome the Immune Response


Dwight R. Stoll, Gustavus Adolphus College, The Second Dimension is a Strange Place - Advances in Fundamental Understanding of Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography


Joseph E. Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania, An Intuitive View of Electronic Relaxation


Nathaniel K. Szymczak, University of Michigan, New Approaches to Develop Catalysts for Energy Relevant Conversions


Douglas A. Vander Griend, Calvin College, No Datum Left Behind: Learning More From Spectroscopic Data Than You May Have Thought Possible


Qiu Wang, Duke University, Developing New Chemical Methods and Probes for Advancing Molecular Imaging


Emily A. Weiss, Northwestern University, Electron Ratchets: A New Mechanism of Transport in Soft Materials


Coming soon:

Hal Alper, The University of Texas at Austin, Engineering Cell Factories to Produce Value-Added Chemicals and Fuels

Michelle C. Chang, University of California, Berkeley, Systems Level Studies for Cellular Synthetic Chemistry