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Galen D. Stucky

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames IA, 1957-1962

University of California

Department:    Chemistry and Materials
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Research Statement
The overall research goal is the design and synthesis of new materials with an emphasis on understanding interface and nucleation chemistry and creating multifunctional 3-D systems by cooperative assembly. Biomaterials, nanostructured organic polymer/inorganic materials, molecular sieves, mesoporous (15 - 500 Å), thermoelectric, catalytic and electro-optic materials are being synthesized and studied. Of particular interest are the single-system assembly of high surface-area separation media, nanostructured composite packaging materials, chip patterned optical circuits, microlaser arrays, photocatalytic systems, low-dielectric coatings, and sensors, and in general the nucleation and crystal growth of biphase nanocomposite materials using the multiphase media and the cooperative assembly of inorganic molecular species with organic block co-polymers.

1957-1962 Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames IA
1953-1957 B.S., Chemistry and Physics, McPherson College, McPherson KS

1985- Professor, Department of Chemistry and (since 1993) Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara CA
1981-1985 CR&D Group and Research Leader, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington DE
1979-1981 Supervisor, Solid State Materials, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque NM
1964-1980 Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL
1963 Postdoctoral Associate, Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1962-1963 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Quantum Chemistry Institute, Gainesville FL

Selected Honors
2002 ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials
2002 Coover Lecturer, Iowa State University
2000 One of three lecturers at the Symposium in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Chemical Institutes at "Hessische Strasse"
2000 Honorary Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2000 Alexander von Humboldt Senior US Scientist award
1999 Watt Centennial Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin
1994 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1993 First Annual Margaret Etter Memorial Lecturer, University of Minnesota

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