Anna Wuttig became a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry in July 2021. Her research centers on the chemistry of electricity-driven reactions. These reactions occur at complex electrified interfaces: the boundary between a solid conducting material and the liquid solution. She uses a combination of chemistry experiments (synthetic, electroanalytical, spectroscopic approaches) to understand how they influence reactivity and to manipulate them. This research reveals how we can design electricity-driven processes to advance sustainable synthetic chemistry methodologies and energy conversion/storage systems.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Chicago, Wuttig received her AB in Chemistry from Princeton University and her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. Most recently, she was a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.