Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

About the Department


The Department of Chemistry Welcomes New Faculty Members Marcel Bruchez, Kevin Noonan and Ryan Sullivan

photo of Marcel BruchezMarcel Bruchez has been appointed Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biological Sciences after joining the department as Associate Research Professor in 2006. The focus of Dr. Bruchez's group is on developing novel dye probes for biological research and utilizing them as effective single molecule probes of biological processes and as tools to enable "super-resolution" imaging in complex cellular environments.

Prof. Bruchez received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California Berkeley. He was also Founder and Principal Scientist for Quantum Dot Corporation.

photo of Kevin NoonanKevin J. Noonan has joined the Carnegie Mellon Chemistry faculty in July 2011. Dr. Noonan recently worked as a NSERC postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University, in Geoffrey Coates' group, where he was involved in research on polymeric alkaline anion exchange membranes for fuel cells. At Carnegie Mellon his research will be at the interface of synthetic materials chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry with a focus on catalysis.

Prof. Noonan received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia, where he was an NSERC Fellow.

photo of Ryan SullivanRyan Sullivan will join our faculty in January 2012 as Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a Research Scientist at Colorado State University in the Department of Atmospheric Science. Dr. Sullivan's research involves developing new analytical methods for measuring individual atmospheric particles in real-time. These instruments are used to investigate the chemical processes that particles experience during atmospheric transport, and how these processes modify the particles' ability to nucleate both warm and cold clouds, thus altering the Earth's climate.

Prof. Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego.