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Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

Special Advisor

Special Advisor

Chemistry at Northwestern University

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech GG35
Evanston, IL 60208


  • Charles E. & Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry


  • Chemistry


  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • B.S., University of Missouri 

Research Interests

Inorganic solid-state chemistry has always had widespread use in energy-related applications across diverse fields such as heterogeneous catalysis and solar energy research. Professor Poeppelmeier's research, which ranges from the growth of single crystals to the synthesis of new transparent conductors, emphasizes the connections between the synthesis and structure of new materials, the physical properties of new materials, and the technological advances that result from these discoveries. 

Significant Recognition

  • National Science Council of Taiwan Lecturer (1991)
  • Dow Professor of Chemistry (1992-1994)
  • AAAS Fellow, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993)
  • JSPS Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1997)
  • Natural Science Foundation of China Lecturer (1999)
  • National Science Foundation Creativity Extension Award (2000-2002)
  • Institut Universitaire de France Professor (2003)
  • Chemistry Week in China Lecturer (2004)
  • Lecturer in Solid State Chemistry, China (2005)
  • Visitantes Distinguidos, Universid Complutenses Madrid (2009)
  • Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry (2010)

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