Gregg Dieckmann, Ph.D. School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Dieckmann uses protein design, engineering and modified solid phase peptide synthetic methodologies to create novel biopolymers, novel bio/nanohybrid materials, and useful models for metalloproteins.
His primary research focuses on bionanotechnology—the design of protein-based biomolecules for the controlled modification and manipulation of carbon nanotube and other nanoparticle surface properties, yielding new bio/nano hybrid materials; the study of thiolate-rich Zn(II)-binding sites and alkyl transfer chemistry through the creation of useful metalloprotein models to study the interaction of Zn(II) and Co(II) with protein matrices.
Dieckmann received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan.
Updated: December 17, 2008