Two positions available; both involve complex interfaces probed with spectroscopic tools to evolve a molecular-level picture of interactions on those surfaces. Our goal is to leverage the interactions to develop devices to address important problems: ice growth or inhibition, energy from fuel cells to batteries, and environmental issues connected with ammonia. Our basic in-house tools are nonlinear spectroscopies, mainly sum frequency generation (SFG) or coherent antistokes Raman Spectroscopy (CARS). The new dimension is to add ultrafast lasers to our arsenal. We are seeking assistance with projects related to energy or ice growth/inhibition. 

The energy project includes CO oxidation, CO2 reduction in aqueous solution, or materials synthesis of stable Li-ion battery electrodes. The ice project centers around understanding how materials either promote or inhibit ice growth. We are also developing probes of the growing ice-water interface. 

In all these foci, we are looking for people with spectroscopy, laser, or LabView programming skills – two out of three is great! Send a CV, two or three letters of support, and a description of your research interests to Mary.Shultz@Tufts.edu. Review begins immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Tufts University and the Shultz group are equal opportunity employers. 


Now recruiting graduate students with interest in:

  • using nanoparticle photocatalysts to eliminate contaminants and generate value-added chemicals. 
  • developing new materials to fill the significant need for safe drinking water.
  • investigating ice nucleation and growth at complex interfaces – Ice MURI
  • characterizing ammonia’s fundamental atmospheric interactions 

The Tufts University Graduate Program in Chemistry offers a unique five years guaranteed support, competitive stipends, full health insurance, and ready access to all amenities of the Boston area. Applications can be completed through the graduate school of arts and sciences.


Plenty of opportunities exist for undergraduates to get involved with Shultz lab work of interest to them. For more information, contact Professor Shultz directly at Mary.Shultz@Tufts.edu.