Angela M. Belcher, Ph.D.
Chair: W.M. Keck Professor of Energy
Research group web site
Phone: (617) 252-1163
Administrative Assistant: Peter Jansen
Honors, Awards & Degrees
||Eni Prize for Renewable & Non-Conventional Energy
||Rolling Stone Magazine “100 People Who Are Changing America”
||Time Magazine “Hero”- Climate Change
||Technology Breakthrough Award Popular Mechanics
||World Technology Award|
||Packard Foundation Fellow|
||Harvard U Wilson Prize in Chemistry|
||Harrington Faculty Fellow|
||Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow|
||Presidential Early Career Award|
||IBM Faculty Partnership Award|
||Beckman Young Investigator Award|
||Du Pont Young Investigators Award|
||Army Young Investigator Award|
||Postdoctoral Fellow, U California - Santa Barbara|
||Ph.D., U California - Santa Barbara|
||B.S., U California - Santa Barbara|
Biomaterials, biomolecular materials and organic-inorganic interfaces
The focus of our research is understanding and using the process by which Nature makes materials in order to design new hybrid organic-inorganic materials. Our research is very interdisciplinary in nature and brings together the fields of inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and electrical engineering. The current research topics in our research lab include 1) biomimetic synthesis of non biological inorganic phases with novel electronic and magnetic properties directed by proteins and synthetic analogs, 2) synthesis and self-assembly of smart polymers to pattern size restricted metals and semiconductors to make devices with novel electronic and optical properties on length scales that surpass current lithographic capabilities, 3) design and synthesis of biocomposite materials that show exceptional strength and regularity and 4) surface modification of high surface area inorganic phases applied to high surface area catalysts, biosensors and environmental remediation.
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“Virus-templated Self-assembled Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Highly Efficient Electron Collection in Photovoltaic Devices.” Nature Nanotechnology, 6:377–384, 2011.
“Kinetics of antimicrobial peptide activity measured on bacterial cells using high-speed atomic force microscopy.” Nature Nanotechnology, 5, 280-285, 2010.
“Biologically Templated Photocatalytic Nanostructures for Sustained Light-driven Water Oxidation.” Nature Nanotechnology, 5, 340-4, 2010.
“Fabricating Genetically Engineered High-Power Lithium Ion Batteries Using Multiple Virus Genes”. Science, 324, 1051, 2009.
“Virus Enabled Synthesis and Assembly of Nanowires for Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes,” Science, 312, 885-888, 2006.