Department of Chemistry, James Franck Institute, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, and the College
Bozhi Tian’s research falls into three broad areas: the design, synthesis, and fundamental study of new nanoscale elements for synthetic cellular interactions; the nanoelectronic probing of biological systems; and new biomimetic material and device platforms for regenerative medicine and renewable energy.
He has published many papers on these subjects, including ‘Three-Dimensional, Flexible Nanoscale Field-Effect Transistors as Localized Bioprobes” (Science, 2010). Tian received the 2011 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Prize for Young Chemists and placed third in the 2010 National Collegiate Inventors Competition. He is a recipient of the 2009 Dudley R. Herschbach Teaching Award from Harvard University.
Tian holds an AM and PhD from Harvard University in physical chemistry. He received both his MS and BS from Fudan University, Shanghai, in inorganic chemistry and chemistry, respectively.
Tian joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2012.