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Teresa Williams


Principal Scientific Engineering Associate, Organic and Macromolecular Synthesis




Teresa Williams received a BS in Chemistry from UC Davis in 2001 and earned an MS in Applied Science and Technology from UC Berkeley in 2014 while she continues to work towards her PhD. Teresa joined the Organic Facility at the Foundry in 2007 after spending six years as a medicinal chemist working on oncology targets at Chiron/Novartis in Emeryville, CA.


Teresa's research is focused on precision chemical synthesis of polymers, nanocrystals, and organic small molecules, and their self-assembly into mesoporous materials for energy storage and energy efficiency applications. Teresa is responsible for the training and maintenance of the Organic Facility's MALDI, GC/MS, SEC's, microwave reactor, and glove boxes for synthesis and nanomaterials chemistry.