James H. Rudy Professor Sara E. Skrabalak

Sara Skrabalak received her BA (chemistry) from Washington University in St. Louis (2002) where she conducted research with Prof. William Buhro. She then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she completed her PhD (chemistry, 2006) under the tutelage of Prof. Kenneth Suslick. After postdoctoral research at the University of Washington - Seattle with Profs. Younan Xia and Xingde Li, she began on the faculty at Indiana University - Bloomington in 2008. She is the James Rudy Professor. She is a recipient of both NSF CAREER and DOE Early Career Awards. She is a 2012 Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar, a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow, a 2014 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar and 2017 Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellows. In 2014, she received the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry and in 2017 was the recipient of the Frontiers in Research Excellence & Discovery Award from Research Corporation. She was an Editor for Nanoscale (2017-20) and Nanoscale Advances (2018-20), both RSC journals. In 2020, Sara was named Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry of Materials and ACS Materials Letters

    Post-doctoral Research Associate: University of Washington – Seattle, Younan Xia (Chemistry) and Xingde Li (Bioengineering)

    Ph.D. (Chemistry): University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, Kenneth S. Suslick

    B.A. (Chemistry): Washington University in St. Louis, William E. Buhro

    Skrabalak CV (PDF)

Anne Bentley

  • Visiting Faculty from Lewis & Clark

Nayana Christudas Beena

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • M.S. (Chemistry; thesis research with Prof. Ujjal K. Gautam) - Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research (IISER), Mohali, India
  • B.S. (Chemistry) - Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research (IISER), Mohali, India

Kaustav Chatterjee

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • M.S. (Chemistry; thesis research with Prof. Ujjal K. Gautam) - Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research (IISER), Mohali, India
  • B.S. (Chemistry) - St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India

Jack Googasian

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • B.S. (Chemistry): University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Matt Gordon

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • B.S. (Chemistry): The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Sarah Gorski

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • B.S. (Chemistry): Taylor University

Maha Ibrar

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • B.S. (Chemistry): Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan

Nabojit Kar

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • M.S. (Chemistry): IISER, Kolkata, India (Thesis research with Prof. V. Mahalingan)
  • B.S. (Chemistry): IISER, Kolkata, India

Megan Knobeloch

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • B.S. (Chemistry): Iowa State University; research with Javier Vela

Yuda Li

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • B.S. (Chemistry): University of Sci & Tech of China, Hefei, China

Max McCoy

  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Major: Chemistry

Max Perkins

  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minor: Sociology

Ibrahim Shafei

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • B.S. (Chemistry): Indiana University - Bloomington (undergrad research with Xingchen Ye)

Ekta Verma

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry) - Punjabi University, Patiala, India
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry) - DAV University, Jalandhar, India
  • Research with Dr. Vivek Bagchi, Institute of Nanoscience and Technology, Mohali, India

Skylar Wappes

  • Graduate Student - Department of Chemistry
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry) - Texas Woman's University
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry) - Texas Woman's University
  • Research with Dr. Nasrin Miraleh-Kohan

Emily Ward

  • Undergraduate Researcher - IFLE Program
  • Major: Chemistry

Prospective Graduate Students

We seek 1-3 graduate students per year. All prospective students must apply directly to the program (link). Upon arrival at IU, students rotate in research groups and advisors are finalized then. Given the number of emails received, individual inquiries will likely go unanswered but you are encouraged to learn more through our website.

Undergraduate Research

Research opportunities available for undergraduates! Inquire via email. Include your resume, list of science courses completed, and gpa. Also, check out our Science Ambassadors' Program.

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