Jeremiah J Gassensmith
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B. Sc. (Hons) Indiana University 2004
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame 2009
Postdoctoral Fellow Northwestern University 2013
Jeremiah earned his B. Sc. degree under the tutelage of Professor Joseph Gajewski at Indiana University and his Ph.D. from Professor Bradley D Smith at the University of Notre Dame, where he studied the synthesis of sterically shielded near-infrared luminescent dyes. After his PhD, he traveled to Northwestern University to learn under Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart. At Northwestern, he investigated a diverse array of topics, including gas sequestration by cyclodextrin based metal-organic frameworks. He joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas in August 2013. In 2015 he was awarded his school's highest teaching award, in 2016 he was awarded a new doctoral investigator award by the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund, and in 2017 he was awarded an NSF CAREER award.