Gaël Ung

Associate Professor


  • Postdoc, California Institute of Technology, 2013-2016
  • Ph.D, University of California, San Diego, 2009-2013
  • M.Sc., Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2008-2009
  • Diplôme d’ingénieur, École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, Paris, France, 2006-2009

Research Interests

We are a synthetic inorganic, organometallic and organic group interested in the development of new small molecules and ligands. We are particularly interested in synthesizing molecules that emit light. We study the coordination chemistry of the lanthanides, transition metals, and actinides, and evaluate the photophysical properties of the corresponding complexes. We are specifically interested in molecules emitting circularly polarized light (chiral light), a next-generation light that has promising applications in enhancing optical displays, bio-imaging, and quantum communications.

Gael Ung
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-6720
Fax(860) 486-2981
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of Chemistry
55 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationCHEM A-308
CampusStorrs Campus