Dr. James M. Tour

James M. TourJames M. Tour, a synthetic organic chemist, received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry from Purdue University, and postdoctoral training in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University. After spending 11 years on the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina, he joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University in 1999 where he is presently the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.


Dr. Vicki Colvin

Vicki ColvinDr. Vicki Colvin received her Bachelor's degree in chemistry and physics from Stanford University in 1988, and in 1994 obtained her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked under the guidance of Dr. Paul Alivisatos. During her time at the University of California, Berkely, Colvin was awarded the American Chemical Society's Victor K. LaMer Award for her work in colloid and surface chemistry. Colvin completed her postdoctoral work at AT&T Bell Labs and joined Rice University in 1997. 


Dr. Carrie Masiello

Carrie MasielloDr. Carrie Masiello received a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics in 1991 from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana; an M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering focused on urban airshed chemistry from U.N.C.-Chapel Hill in 1993, an M.S. in Physical Chemistry from U.C. Irvine, and a Ph.D. in Earth System Science from U.C. Irvine in 1999, where she worked under the supervision of Drs. Ellen R.M. Druffel, Dr. Susan Trumbore (now director MPI-Biogeochemistry), and Dr. Bill Reeburgh.