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The focus of our work in the Hutchison Lab (HutchLab) is on developing synthesis approaches to preparing functional and nanoscale materials with applications such as nanoelectronics, chemical/biological sensing, biomedicine, and nuclear waste processing/remediation. Our group has made a number of important contributions in each class of materials. [more on research in the HutchLab]

Members of the HutchLab have been leaders in the emerging areas of green chemistry and greener nanoscience. Group members contributed to the first green chemistry curriculum for the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory and to the textbook (Green Organic Chemistry: Strategies, Tools and Laboratory Experiments) published by Professors Hutchison and Doxsee. Professor Hutchison founded the first center for green nanoscience (The Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative) based upon the cutting edge research carried out by group members. 

Hutchlab paper in ACSNano is most read paper during last 12 months!

Jim Hutchison was recently notified that the paper "Synthesis of Ligand-Stabilized Metal Oxide Nanocrystals and Epitaxial Core/Shell Nanocrystals via a Lower-Temperature Esterification Process"

UO-produced Video Points Students Toward Sustainable Industry

Jim Hutchison tackles both the definition and its application in the production of metals in a newly produced educational video for the Materials Research Society. 

Recent Hutchlab Paper Offers New Insights on Controlling Nanoparticle Stability
EUGENE, Ore. — (Dec. 9, 2013) — University of Oregon chemists studying the structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability. The information, they say, could help to maintain a desired, integral property in nanoparticles used in electronic devices,
Hutchison to serve as Associate Editor for new journal - Environmental Science: Nano

The Royal Society of Chemistry is very pleased to announce Jim Hutchison as one of the Associate Editors for their journal Environmental Science:  Nano...

Green Chemistry Report Released

Oregon Green Chemistry Advisory Group (convened by the Oregon Environmental Council) releases report Advancing Green Chemistry in Oregon on August 2, 2010. See the report here.


Precisely engineered, functionalized metal nanoparticles are finding use as optical materials,...