Dr. Sid Creutz Joins MSU Chemistry Department

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Versatile inorganic chemist pursuing bioinspired solutions, nanomaterials, and energy research challenges joins MSU Chemistry as Assistant Professor in Fall 2019.

Dr. Sid Creutz earned his B.S. in Chemistry from MIT (working with Professor Christopher "Kit" Cummins) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (under the tutelage of Professor Jonas Peters).  He was the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship (MIT), an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (Caltech), and an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).  Dr. Creutz will join us directly upon completion of his postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Daniel Gamelin at the University of Washington.

Dr. Creutz plans to establish research programs in inorganic, organometallic, bioinorganic, catalysis, and nanomaterials chemistry.  In particular, Sid aims to pursue biomimetic and bioinspired approaches to catalysis and energy harvesting applications.  “Sid’s expertise and plans are highly complementary to our growing strength in inorganic and organometallic chemistry, including specifically identified synthetic and computational collaborations within our department now,” says Prof. Edwin Webster, inorganic and computational chemistry expert at MSU and Associate Head of Chemistry.

Prof. Dennis Smith, Head of Chemistry states, “Dr. Creutz is well prepared to compete immediately for major research funding from a diverse array of funding sources for the energy related and bioinspired research he aims to pursue with us.  His research area, success in mentoring students, and ability to teach a wide variety of undergraduate and advanced courses presents Sid as an excellent fit for our department.”

As a highly sought advisor and collaborator, Dr. Creutz will be a major asset to our department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and toward advancing the research priorities of MSU.

Congratulations and welcome Sid!


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