Catherine J Murphy
Position
Professor
Company
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location
Urbana IL UNITED STATES
Bio

Catherine J. Murphy holds the Larry R. Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She earned two B.S. degrees from Illinois (chemistry and biochemistry) in 1986, and her Ph.D. from Wisconsin in 1990.  After postdoctoral fellowships at Caltech, Murphy began her independent career at the University of South Carolina in 1993.  She was recruited back to Urbana-Champaign in 2009.

 Her laboratory has pioneered the aqueous colloidal synthesis, surface chemistry, biological applications and environmental implications of anisotropic gold and silver nanoparticles. Her 250+ publications have been cited 36,000+ times.

Murphy’s honors include election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2019) and election to the National Academy of Sciences (2015). She is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society and was ranked #10 on the Thomson Reuters list of “Top 100 Materials Scientists of the Decade 2000-2010.”