Current Professor

Martin Gruebele
CAS Professor of Chemistry

Martin Gruebele has been a strong force in many areas of chemistry, physics and biology, ranging from laser-assisted nuclear fusion to vertebrate swimming behavior. Within that range, he has demonstrated downhill folding of proteins to support a key preduction of energy landscape theory, examined biomolecule of dynamics in living cells with high spatio-temporal resolution, revealed excited state dynamics of quantum dots and carbon nanotubes by laser-assisted scanning tunneling microscopy, developed simple statistical thermodynamic transport models, studied cooperative dynamics on glass surfaces, and learned how energy flows around insode organic molecules by using ultracold molecular beam experiments, computational modeling, and quantum-mechanical pencil-and-paper theory.

Some of Professor Gruebele’s major awards are the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize (von Humboldt Foundation, 2005; Gruebele became a Member of the German National Academy of Science (Leopoldina) (German, 2008); received the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize (Israel, 2008); became a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (USA, 2010);a Member, of the National Academy of Sciences (USA, 2013); Fellow of the American Chemical, Physical and Biophysical Societies; Masters Champion (Race Across America, 2016); and received the ACS Nakanishi Prize (ACS, 2017)