Energy Research Initiative
“Nanoscale Assemblies for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation”
Todd D. Krauss received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Applied and Engineering Physics all from Cornell University, the latter under the advisement of Professor Frank Wise. Upon receiving his Ph.D. in 1998, he moved to Columbia University, serving as a postdoctoral research fellow under one of the founders of the field of nanomaterials science, Professor Louis Brus, until 2000, when he joined the Chemistry faculty at the University of Rochester as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. In 2006 he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Chemistry and in 2008 he received a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the Institute of Optics. In 2010 Krauss was promoted to the rank of Professor of Chemistry and Optics, and assumed directorship of the Rochester Advanced Materials Program (formerly the Materials Science graduate program). Krauss is a recipient of several honors and fellowships including a University of Rochester Goergen Award for Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Teaching (2009), a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2005), and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2004).