Director, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Ikenberry Endowed Chair, HHMI Professor, Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Jeff was born near Joliet, IL, in 1962. He received his B.S. in chemistry in 1984 from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering with Samuel Stupp in 1989. After a NSF postdoctoral position at Caltech with Robert Grubbs, he began his independent career at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He returned in 1993 to the University of Illinois, where he is currently the Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Ikenberry Endowed Chair, and Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering.
Senior Coordinator of Research Programs
Ashley was born and raised in East Central Illinois. She received her B.S. in Tourism Management (Special Events) from the University of Illinois in 2004. After several years working in marketing, public relations and continuing education for the healthcare industry, she returned to UIUC in 2008. Ashley has been working as the main point of contact for Prof. Moore's research group, as well as the Autonomous Materials Systems group at Beckman Institute since 2010.