Susan Kauzlarich
UC Davis ADVANCE CAMPOS Initiative Committee Member, Professor and Chair of Chemistry

Susan Kauzlarich is Professor and Chair of Chemistry at UC Davis. Her research interests include synthesis of novel inorganic solids, inorganic nanomaterials for energy applications. In particular, applications of Zintl formalism to the search for new materials with useful properties. Specialties include: thermoelectric materials, nanoparticles for photovoltaic and optoelectrontic applications, nanoparticles as biological probes and for drug delivery.

In addition to numerous research grants, she is the recipient of the 2013 Francis P. Garvan–John M. Olin Medal from the American Chemical Society for “distinguished service to chemistry by women chemists.” Prof. Kauzlarich holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.