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Ryan Chiechi joined NC State in January 2022 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Carbon Electronics and an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry. Chiechi’s research focuses on organic-materials chemistry: the design, synthesis and implementation of organic (macro)molecules that mitigate the generation and flow of electricity in thin-films and interfaces. His research group studies molecular electronics, self-assembled monolayers, conjugated polymers, unconventional nanofabrication, and (bio)organic photovoltaics and thermoelectrics.
Prior to coming to NC State, Chiechi was an associate and assistant professor at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. He has given talks at conferences in the U.S., Singapore, Japan, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, the UK and Greece and seminars at universities around the world. Chiechi has developed seven university courses, including a plenary first-year chemistry course and a scientific writing workshop (for master’s and Ph.D. students) that has been used as a template by others, after seeing the improvement in students’ writing.
He received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Oregon in 2001 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005.