Greg Engel

Professor, Department of Chemistry, the James Franck Institute, and the Institute of Biophysical Dynamics

Contact

  • Phone
    773.834.0818
  • Address

    GCIS E119
    929 E. 57th St.
    Chicago, IL 60637

  • Email
    gsengel at uchicago.edu

Research

Greg Engel is Professor in the Department of Chemistry, the James Franck Institute, and the Institute of Biophysical Dynamics. His research group focuses on new strategies to observe, measure, and control excited state reactivity. Using spectrometers of their own design, the Engel Group explores bio-inspired design principles for steering excitonic transport, open quantum dynamics, and photochemical reaction dynamics. The group's scientific approach involves parallel efforts in theory, spectroscopy, biophysics, and synthesis.

Biography

Greg Engel was born in Pennsylvania in 1977. He obtained his AB from Princeton University in 1999 and his PhD from Harvard University in 2004 under the guidance of Jim Anderson. He then worked with Graham Fleming at UC Berkeley as a Miller postdoctoral Fellow.

Engel has served as chair of the ACS Biophysics subdivision and is currently a member of the executive committee of the APS Division of Laser Science. His research has been recognized with the Coblentz Award, Sloane Fellowship, Searle Scholar Award, Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, DARPA Young Faculty Award, AFOSR Young Investigator, DTRA Young Investigator, Dreyfus New Faculty Award, and Scientific American's SciAm 50 Award. His teaching has been recognized with the Quantrell Award for Undergraduate Teaching and the Camille Dreyfus Teacher/Scholar Award.

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