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Tyrel McQueen



  • Higher Ed: Science, Researcher 


Tyrel M. McQueen received his B.S. in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Materials from Princeton University. He was hired as an assistant professor in Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University in 2009, and took a one year leave of absence for postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The McQueen laboratory is focused on the design, discovery, and synthesis of materials with exotic electronic states that have applications ranging from energy to fundamental science. Emphasis is placed on determining how simple interactions give rise to a plethora of emergent phenomena. Synthetically, we are expanding the reaction scope of soft chemistry methods for the preparation of new metastable solids. Analytically, we are developing pair distribution function analysis techniques to determine local structure and dynamics. These new tools are allowing us to elucidate how emergent phenomena, such as superconductivity, arise from interactions of charge, orbital, and spin degrees of freedom. They are allowing us to rationally design new materials with improved properties, i.e. true materials by design. 


Solid state and materials chemistry, condensed matter physics