Teacher-Scholar Videos, 2016

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.

Larger format of any of the videos below can be quickly accessed by clicking on the Teacher-Scholar's name. Additional Dreyfus videos can be seen at youtube.com.



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


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

Luis M. Campos, Columbia University, Research on Physical Macromolecular Chemistry


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


Casey H. Londergan, Haverford College, Protein Confirmations via Site-Specific Vibrational Spectroscopy


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

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


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

Scott H. Brewer, Franklin and Marshall College, Unnatural Amino Acids as Probes of Local Environments

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

André Hoelz, California Institute of Technology, The Structure of the Nuclear Pore Complex

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

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


Aditya S. Khair, Carnegie Mellon University, Modern Applied Mathematics for Electrochemistry and Fluid Mechanics


Amanda J. Morris, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Artificial Photosynthesis Using MOFs

Jordan Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Computer Simulations of Nano-porous Materials for Carbon Dioxide Capture


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


Luis M. Campos, Columbia University, Research on Physical Macromolecular Chemistry

Mircea Dincă, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Porous Materials to be Water Stable

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


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

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

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

Douglas A. Vander Griend, Calvin College, Nanomolecular Building Projects

Emily A. Weiss, Northwestern University, The Chemistry and Photophysics of Nanoscopic Interfaces


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


Hai Lin, University of Colorado Denver, Multiscale Modeling of Chemical Processes in Complex Environments

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

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