Welcome to the Gruebele Group! Research in our group is spread over Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our labs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are involved in protein folding, in-cell dynamics, zebrafish locomotion, laser-assisted scanning tunneling microscopy, and classical and quantum energy- and mass-flow phenomena. We are affliated with the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, the Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, and the Beckman Institute. For more information about research in the lab click here.

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Chenghao ZhangEdwin L. Sibert III, and Martin Gruebele , “A phase diagram for energy flow-limited reactivity”, The Journal of Chemical Physics 154, 104301 (2021)

2021-12-01 : Zhengyi Bian joins Gruebele group. He will work with Alison on STM project. Welcome Zhengyi.
2021-11-25 : Martin gives a virtual lecture on protein inside cells at University of Minho. Check it here :
2021-11-10 : Congratulations to Meredith on a successful PhD defense!
2020-05-14: Martin Gruebele received the Protein Society Hans Neurath Award
2020-04-06: Congratulations to Huy Nguyen on a successful PhD defense!
2018-02-14: Prof. Martin Gruebele, the James R. Eiszner Endowed Chair in Chemistry, has received a 2018 TREE award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).
2018-01-19: Congrats to Dr. Yi Zhang on his successful PhD defense.
2018-01-01: Welcome Yuhan! Yuhan has joined the Gruebele Lab as a graduate student. She will be studying protein folding and dynamics in-cells.
2017-11-13: Martin gave the Harry Kroto Lecture at Florida State University.
2017-11-01: Welcome Alison! Alison has joined the Gruebele Lab as a graduate student. She will be working at the Beckman Institute studying excited states and energy flow using STM.
2017-07-21: Ruopei and Aniket successfully hosted the fish swimming lab at the Center for Physics in Living Cells Summer School.
2017-06-16: Congrats Kapil on his PhD defense and the new job at Intel.
2016-09-02: Kapil’s paper titled “Eliminating a Protein Folding Intermediate by Tuning a Local Hydrophobic Contact” was just accepted in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B.