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Sita, Lawrence

Sita, Lawrence

Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
0300 Chemistry Building

Education

  • B.S. (Honors), Chemistry, 1981, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemsitry, 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 
  • Postdoctoral, 1985-1986, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (w. Richard R. Schrock).

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, 2002-present
  • Associate Dean for Faculty, Research and Diversity, College of Chemical and Life Sciences, University of Maryland, 2005-2006
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, 1999-2002
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1994-1998
  • Senior Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1990-1994
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 1987-1990

Research Interests

Transition and Main Group Metal Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, New Synthetic Methodology, Catalyst Development, Polymers, Chemically-Tailored Surfaces and Interfaces, Molecular and Mesoscopic Self-Assembly, New Nanofabrication Processes.

 

 

Synthetic, structural and mechanistic inorganic and organometallic chemistry; molecular and mesoscopic self-assembly processes; chemically modified surface and interfaces.