The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes Dr. Adam Jaffe to the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Materials Chemistry. Jaffe is currently completing an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California Berkeley with Prof. Jeffrey Long, studying the separation of O2 from air using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and the time-released desorption of lithium from porous materials.
Prior to his work at Berkeley, Jaffe completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University under the guidance of Prof. Hemamala Karunadasa and his A.B. in chemistry summa cum laude from Princeton University. His research at Stanford centered on using high-pressure techniques to determine correlations between structural and electronic properties in hybrid materials with applications in solid-state lighting and energy storage. Dr. Jaffe has been recognized with a number of awards, including a Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship, the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award, and a William S. Johnson Fellowship.
Dr. Jaffe’s research program will focus on combining synthetic molecular chemistry and solid-state chemistry to develop tunable crystalline solids and hybrid materials geared toward clean-energy applications. He will begin at Notre Dame in the fall semester of 2021.