Columbia Wins $1.8M NSF Grant for CCI Phase 1 Center for Chemistry with Electric Fields

March 18, 2021

Led by Applied Physics Prof. Latha Venkataraman with Department of Chemistry colleagues, the new ChEF center will focus on developing methods to use electric fields control and facilitate chemical reactions

A team led by Latha Venkataraman together with Department of Chemistry faculty Timothy Berkelbach, Colin Nuckolls, Tomislav Rovis, and Xavier Roy, has won a three-year $1,800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build the NSF Center for Chemistry with Electric Fields (ChEF). Supported by the Centers for Chemical Innovation Program of the NSF’s Division of Chemistry, the Phase 1 Center will focus on using directional electric fields to understand, control, and manipulate chemical transition states to alter the outcomes of chemical reactions.

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