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  • Mark Lipke
  • Assistant Professor
  • Research Synopsis: There is worldwide interest in developing sustainable electrochemical methods for producing fuels and other chemicals that are currently derived from coal, oil, and natural gas. Research in the Lipke Lab contributes to these efforts by examining fundamental chemical questions regarding the mutual interactions of electrons, molecules, and materials. Our studies employ a bottom-up experimental approach that focuses on understanding the simplest (supra)molecular structures capable of supporting certain useful emergent features, such as nanoconfined catalytic sites or electronic coupling between multiple redox centers. By studying these features in systems that straddle the boundary between molecules and materials, we aim to develop insights into the design of (nano)materials with useful conductive and catalytic properties. For more information about specific projects, visit marklipke.com.
  • ml1353@chem.rutgers.edu
  • Location: CCB-2202
  • Phone: (848) 445-6921



B.S. 2008, Case Western Reserve University

Ph.D. 2013, University of California, Berkeley (Advisor: T. Don Tilley)

Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-2017, Northwestern University (Advisor: J. Fraser Stoddart)


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Awards & Honors

Journal of Coordination Chemistry Emerging Leader of Coordination Chemistry (2022)

Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator (2021)

ACS PRF Recognition for Excellence in Peer Review (2021)

ARCS Graduate Fellowship (2008 – 2013)

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