Troy Van Voorhis

  • Department Head and Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


He is an expert in electron transfer dynamics, solar energy, and molecular electronics. He received his bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics from Rice University and his PhD in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard, he joined the faculty of MIT. His research focuses on the intersection of quantum mechanics and chemistry. In particular, his work addresses questions of how solar energy can be efficiently captured and stored. He is the author of numerous scholarly publications and a fellow of the David & Lucille Packard foundation.

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