nick materer

Nicholas F. Materer, Ph.D.

Professor & Chemistry Chair

 107C Physical Sciences I






  • B.S. - University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral Appointments:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow - JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder

Research Interests: 

  • Experimental surface chemistry
    • material and environmental surface chemistry; surface photochemistry; kinetics at metal and semiconductor surfaces


Chemical reactions occurring at surfaces play a critical role in the manufacturing of electronic devices, in catalyzing chemical reactions from chemical syntheses and environmental remediation, and in chemical sensing. Our research projects are unified by a common objective to both identify and understand the fundamental chemical reactions at interfaces.