Welcome to the Kedem Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Marquette University!
We develop and explore the behavior of dynamic, functional nanomaterials. Our goal is to create nanoscale systems with advanced capabilities, such as highly selective catalysts, monolayer-based reaction networks, or self-propelling particles. By understanding how to improve and control the behavior of nanomaterials, we ultimately aim to develop autonomous nanoscale systems which can communicate, regulate reactions, propel themselves, and transport cargo. In this quest we are often inspired by biological mechanisms, utilize techniques from varied fields of chemistry, and take a physical chemistry approach to create and characterize new active structures.