Samuel I. Stupp
Prof. Stupp's research integrates chemistry with materials science, biology, and medicine. His overarching interest is the development of self-assembling organic materials, focusing on functions relevant to energy and medicine. In the area of energy science, the Stupp's interests include, materials for solar photovoltaics, catalytic materials that can synthesize solar fuels, supramolecular ferroelectrics for non-volatile memories, and artificial muscle materials for inter-conversion of chemical and mechanical energy.
He is currently focused on materials for solar photovoltaic devices and hydrogels that can harvest light and use catalysts in their three dimensional structure to generate solar fuels such as hydrogen or to reduce carbon dioxide. An important area of interest is hybrid organic-inorganic materials for energy applications, including supercapacitors and dye-sensitized solar cells.