The Department of Chemistry is pleased to welcome Leslie Schoop to the faculty as an assistant professor effective September 1, 2017.
Schoop received the Diploma in Chemistry from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. She completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Princeton, where her advisor was Professor Robert Cava, and conducted her postdoctoral work as a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, in the group of Professor Bettina Lotsch.
Schoop’s research aims to bridge the gap between chemistry and physics, using chemical principles to design new crystalline materials that have exotic physical properties. One example are topological materials that violate common laws of condensed matter physics and have to be described differently. Chemical knowledge can be very advantageous in developing new and improved topological materials. Schoop hopes that by bridging these fields, chemists and physicists will be able to tackle upcoming challenges in information technology together.