New Faculty Russell Hemley!

Prof. Russell Hemley studies materials under high pressure environments.

The UIC Chemistry Department recently hired Dr. Russell J. Hemley as our newest Physical Chemistry faculty member! The Hemley group explores the nature of materials in extreme environments, specifically high pressures, and temperatures. The work includes high-pressure experimental and theoretical studies in chemistry and physics, earth and planetary science, soft matter and biology, and the creation of new materials for technology using extreme conditions. Dr. Hemley is the director of the DOE/Carnegie Alliance Center, the director of Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments, co-executive director of the A. P. Sloan Foundation-funded Deep Carbon Observatory, and chair of the JASON Advisory Group. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Honoris Causa Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Welcome Russell!