The Klausen Research Group

Welcome to the Klausen Research Group at Johns Hopkins University!

Synthetic Polymer Chemistry and Organic/Main Group Materials

The Klausen Group develops innovative synthetic chemistry for energy-relevant materials.

Group Photo, Spring 2022.

Group News

Spring 2022. Welcome to our new first year student Brady!

April 2021. Bekka is honored to receive the 2021 ACS Award in Pure Chemistry during the Virtual Spring ACS National Meeting. See here for a profile of Bekka and the award.

Fall 2020. Welcome to our new first year student Marissa!

Fall 2019. Follow us on Twitter @Klausen_Group!

January 2019. Welcome to our three new first year students, Sophie, Anna, and Ruitong!

July 2018. We welcome summer student Robert Palkovitz!

July 2017. The Klausen and Bragg Groups are featured on the cover of the Dalton Transactions themed issue "Silicon Chemistry: Discoveries and Advances, 2017"! Congratulations to Jiawang, Carlton, Sravan, and Daniel.

February 2017. Bekka is honored to receive the 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry.

December 2016. Congratulations to Moshe, Eric, and Sravan on the publication of our paper "Synthesis of a Fragment of Crystalline Silicon: Poly(Cyclosilane) in Angewandte Chemie!

We also welcome new graduate student Sea On Lee!

November 2016. Bekka is honored to receive the 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences from the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

October 2016. Bekka thanks the Maryland section of the American Chemical Society for the Braude Award! This award recognizes a professor at a Maryland college or university pursuing exceptional research with students. Thank you to all of our student collaborators!

May 2016. Thanks to the American Chemical Society Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering Division for naming Bekka a 2017 PMSE Young Investigator!

March 2016. Congratulations to Jake Lee on receiving the Provost's Undergraduate Research Award!

March 2016. Congratulations to Sravan and our collaborators in the Bragg group on the publication of our paper "Photoinduced Charge Separation in Molecular Silicon" in Chemistry - A European Journal!

February 2016. Congratulations to Heidi and undergraduate researcher Jake on the publication of their paper "Innocent BN Bond Substitution in Anthracene Derivatives" in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry!

October 2015. We thank the Petroleum Research Fund for a Doctoral New Investigator Grant!

September 2015. Congratulations to Heidi on the publication of her paper "Opposites Attract: Organic Charge Transfer Salts" in the Journal of Chemical Education! We also welcome new undergraduate researchers Andrew and Erin!

June 2015. Welcome to our new undergraduate researchers Daniel and Jake!

May 2015. Bekka is selected for funding by the Department of Energy Early Career Research Program!