Headshot of Carl, wearing a blue blazer over a pink dress shirt.Chemist and artist Carson Bruns will join CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute and the Mechanical Engineering Department as an assistant professor this fall. Currently a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, Bruns’ research interests span organic, inorganic, polymer and biochemistry, as well as materials science and engineering. His practice as an artist embraces digital / computer art, illustration, painting, photography and body art.

Bruns earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Northwestern University in 2013, supervised by Fraser Stoddart and Samuel I. Stupp, and is co-author with Stoddart of the book, “The Nature of the Mechanical Bond: From Molecules to Machines.”

Link to Bruns’ personal website.