Adam Jaffe

Assistant Professor

375 Stepan Chemistry
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-2696


Research Areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical/Analytical Chemistry

Research Specialties

  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Measurement

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Year Title
2021-present Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
2017-2021 Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
2017 Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Stanford University
2012 A.B. in Chemistry, summa cum laude, Princeton University

Selected Awards

2018   ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award

2016   Stanford University William S. Johnson Fellowship

2013-2016   Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship

2012   Princeton Undergraduate Research Symposium Grand Prize

2011   Princeton Energy Grand Challenges Research Fellowship

Research Interests

Research in the Jaffe group combines the diverse chemical properties of molecules with the favorable structural and electronic properties of crystalline inorganic solids to develop new hybrid material platforms. Hybrid organic-inorganic approaches to the mild synthesis and modification of solid-state systems yield fundamental understanding and desired functionality. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of relationships between structural and electronic properties and on addressing key challenges related to a cleaner energy future.

Projects combine synthesis of hybrid and solid-state materials with characterization through crystallography, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and in situ high-pressure diamond-anvil cell techniques. Materials are designed and tuned to target applications such as energy storage, catalysis, and optoelectronics. These materials exhibit intriguing properties including variable band gaps, stimulus-responsive phase transitions, and controllable ionic and electronic conductivity.

Selected Publications

  • Dayaratne, W. L.; Torres-Cadena, R.; Schmitt, B. P.; Westrick, E. M. and Jaffe, A. "Hybrid Bronzes: Mixed-Valence Organic–inorganic Metal Oxides as a Tunable Material Platform" 2023 Chemical Science, in press. DOI: 10.1039/D3SC03828A.
  • Wolf, N. R.; Jaffe, A.; Slavney, A. H.; Mao, W. L.; Leppert, L. and Karunadasa, H. I. "Tuning Defects in a Halide Double Perovskite with Pressure" 2022 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144 (45), pp.20763-20772. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c08607.
  • Jaramillo, D. E.; Jaffe, A.; Snyder, B.; Smith, A.; Taw, E.; Rohde, R. C.; Dods, M. N.; DeSnoo, W.; Meihaus, K. R.; Harris, T. D.; Neaton, J. B. and Long, J. R. "Metal-Organic Frameworks as O-2-Selective Adsorbents for Air Separations" 2022 Chemical Science, 13 (35), pp.10216-10237. DOI: 10.1039/d2sc03577d.
  • Jaffe, A.; Ziebel, M. E.; Halat, D. M.; Biggins, N.; Murphy, R. A.; Chakarawet, K.; Reimer, J. A. and Long, J. R. "Selective, High-Temperature O-2 Adsorption in Chemically Reduced, Redox-Active Iron-Pyrazolate Metal-Organic Frameworks" 2020 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142 (34), pp.14627-14637. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c06570.
  • Lee, J. H.; Jaffe, A.; Lin, Y.; Karunadasa, H. I. and Neaton, J. B. "Origins of the Pressure-Induced Phase Transition and Metallization in the Halide Perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3" 2020 ACS Energy Letters, 5 (7), pp.2174-2181. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00772.
  • Jaffe, A.; Mack, S. A.; Lin, Y.; Mao, W. L.; Neaton, J. B. and Karunadasa, H. I. "High Compression-Induced Conductivity in a Layered Cu-Br Perovskite" 2020 Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 59 (10), pp.4017-4022. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201912575.