Joshua S. Figueroa


Joshua S. Figueroa earned a B.S. from the University of Delaware in 2000 and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 under the direction of Christopher C. Cummins. From 2005-2007, he was a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University in the laboratory of Gerard Parkin.

He has been recognized with a number of awards, including a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award (2007), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2009), Research Corporation, Cottrell Scholar Award (2010), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2011), the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2011), Department of Energy Early Career Research Award (2012), a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2012). He was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK) in 2014 and recieved an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship in 2017. Josh currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Chemical Communications (RSC) and Chem from Cell Press.

His research interests are in the areas of synthetic and mechanistic organometallic chemistry, materials science and catalysis.