About Us

The Barnett group is a new team of scientists in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rochester. We are pursuing innovation in catalysis and materials design to revolutionize the separation and functionalization of abundant chemical feedstocks. Being inherently interdisciplinary in our approach, our work bridges inorganic chemistry, materials science, and chemical engineering. We are also passionate about scientific communication and community outreach.

Check out some of our research interests, and click here for info on how to join us.


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January 12, 2022: Hope Silva (Class of ’24) joins the group. Welcome!

January 1, 2022: Happy First Birthday to us! Please route all gifts through Chemistry Receiving.

May 1, 2021:  Dr. Chandan Tiwari joins the group as our first postdoctoral scholar. Dr. Tiwari completed his PhD at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev under the supervision of Prof. Ira Weinstock. Welcome, Chandan!

January 1, 2021: The Barnett Lab is a thing! Also, Jiwon Woo (Class of ’23) signs on as the group’s first undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

November 2020: In a stunning move, three graduate students officially join a lab that does not yet officially exist. Welcome Negede Alemayehu, Chris Hastings, and Bevan Whitehead!