Ronald Smaldone is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry who is working to combine "novel organic and inorganic materials by using the principles of supramolecular chemistry, organic synthesis and biomimetic self-assembly." Specifically, his research focuses on three areas:

  • Developing new methods for the synthesis and processing of porous materials and polymers for the storage of hydrogen, natural gas and electrical power.
  • The design and synthesis of novel polycyclic aromatic building blocks for the development of electrically-active and highly-ordered solid state materials.
  • Using synthetically functionalized biomolecules (i.e., DNA and peptides) to direct the formation of nanostructured devices and soft-materials.
In 2019 he received the Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring.

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