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Amar Flood

Department of Chemistry

Expert Bio

Amar Flood received a Ph.D. from Otago University in New Zealand in 2001 under the supervision of Keith Gordon working on dyes for solar cells. He joined Nobel Laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart (2002) at UCLA as a postdoctoral scholar working on molecular machines and electronics. He joined Indiana University in 2005 as an assistant professor, and he was promoted to associate in 2011 and full professor in 2015. He conducts research in anion recognition, molecular switches, and organic materials for energy and clean water. He has organized international symposia, is funded by the NSF, Department of Energy, Petroleum Research Foundation and industry, and is a Dreyfus Scholar.

Areas of Expertise

Chemistry, organic materials, chemical cycles, water purification, solar energy.

Other Information

“Casting a Wide Net”: https://science.energy.gov/bes/highlights/2017/bes-2017-05-b/

“Researchers have built molecular cages that defy the first thing you learned in science class”: https://qz.com/812002/scientists-have-built-molecular-cages-to-defy-coulombs-law-known-to-every-school-student/

“‘Calmer’ Organic Radicals”: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/cutting-edge-chemistry/calmer-organic-radicals.html

“IU scientists discover ‘supramolecule’ that could help reduce nuclear, agricultural waste”: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190036&org=NSF&from=newsField

“Extracting inorganic ions, organically”: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i42/Extracting-inorganic-ions-organically.html?type=paidArticleContent

“How to print a crystal in 3D”: https://www.chemistryworld.com/research/how-to-print-a-crystal-in-3d/7274.article

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