Jeffrey Pyun*

Professor Accepting Students

Jeffrey Pyun*

Professor Accepting Students

Degrees and Appointments 

  • B.A. 1997, Northwestern University
  • Ph.D. 2002, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow 2002-2004, IBM Almaden Research Center / UC Berkeley
  • Professor, UArizona, Chemistry & Biochemistry since 2004
  • Professor (joint) UArizona, College of Optical Sciences since 2022

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2021
  • U.S. National Academy of Inventors, Senior Member, 2019
  • Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering, 2019
  • Arizona Academic Innovator of the Year Award (from Arizona Governor's Office), 2017
  • Best Paper Award for 2016, Microscopy Society of America, 2017
  • Tech Launch Arizona Innovation and Impact Award in Chemistry, University of Arizona, 2016
  • Catalyst Award for Applied Chemical Sciences, University of Arizona, 2016, 2017
  • Frontiers in Science Lecture, Kavli Institute-U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2015
  • Kavli Fellow, U.S. National Academy of Science, 2011
  • INSIC Technical Achievement Award for Magnetic Tape, 2009
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2009
  • IBM Faculty Award, 2007
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2007
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2007

Research Specialties: Energy Science, Materials and Polymer Chemistry, Surface and Solid State, Synthesis/Synthetic Methods Development

Research

Research Focus Areas: Our research program is focused on the new synthetic polymer chemistry and development of advanced polymeric materials and nanocomposites.  The Pyun group is an international renown group for developments in organic/inorganic hybrid polymers and materials for wide range of applications in photonics, energy, sustainability and defense (Nature Chemistry 2013, Advanced Materials 2014, Angewandte Chemie 2018, JACS 2022).  We are a well-funded research program sponsored by US government agencies (National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, NIH, DOE) and numerous industrials partners. Read More. 

Faculty Tenure Track Faculty Organic Chemistry