October 17, 2012
J.D. Tovar, a professor of chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, will speak on his
research on transferring energy using synthetic, organic materials.
CHESTERTOWN, MD—J.D. Tovar, professor in the Chemistry Department at Johns Hopkins
University, will speak on “ Controlling energy migration through ‘plastic’ organic electronic materials” at Washington
College on Monday, October 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Litrenta Lecture Hall, Toll Science
Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Washington
College Chemistry Department as part of National Chemistry Week.
Tovar joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2005. His current research
focuses on charge transport through synthetically complex organic materials, with
interests in small molecule, polymeric and bioelectronic supramolecular systems.
He completed his undergraduate training in chemistry at the University of California,
Los Angeles, where he performed research with Julius Glater and Menachem Elimelech
in Civil Engineering and later with Yves Rubin in Chemistry. He then moved to the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pursue a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. There,
he worked for Timothy M. Swager and developed his thesis on the development of new
synthetic methods to construct large thiophene-based polycyclic aromatics.
Before joining Hopkins, he was a Baxter Postdoctoral Fellow in the labs of Samuel
I. Stupp and Mark C. Hersam at Northwestern University, where he researched self-assembling
biomaterials with useful electrical properties.
Click here for more on Dr. Tovar’s research.
Last modified on Nov. 18th, 2012 at 7:33am by Marcia Landskroener.