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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty


Alexander Katz

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education

office: 233 Hildebrand
phone: 510. 643.3248

Research Group
Recent Publications

Research Interests

Materials synthesis-by-design via imprinting

A progressive trend in materials research, driven in part by the continuing miniaturization of technology, has been towards the synthesis of materials at a resolution complementary to an individual molecule of interest. Our research philosophy deals with the rational design of materials on this length scale for applications in adsorption, catalysis, nucleation and chemical sensing. Our objective is to synthesize amorphous materials that possess a precise functional group arrangement within a pore whose size and shape is controlled over the length scale of several Ångstroms to nanometers.


B.S. University of Minnesota, (1992); M.S. University of Minnesota, (1994); Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (1999).

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