LaMattina Lecture Series

Professor Andrew Teplyakov

Andrew V. Teplyakov, Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Delaware

April 24, 2014
11:10 a.m.
Parsons N104, Iddles Auditorium


"Chemical Pathways for Surface Functionalization: From Molecular Layers to Surface-'Stapled' Nanostructures to Functional Materials"

One of the important venues in designing novel interfaces and materials is based on the complementary functionalization of surfaces, modified molecules, and nanostructures, so that combining them would lead to layers and materials with novel chemical and physical properties. The presentation will highlight several research directions in my group starting with the molecular-level view of surface reactions and extending the molecular approach to biological entities and nanostructures. We will use experimental and computational description of molecular processes to design surfaces with novel chemical functionalities, to selectively place nanostructures onto solid substrates, and to demonstrate that chemical functionalization can yield novel materials with 3-dimetional control.