Jean M.J. Fréchet

Distinguished Professor, Chemical Science
Emeritus Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

Physical Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1971
  • M.S., Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1969
  • Ingénieur-Chimiste, Institut de Chimie et Physique Industrielles de Lyon, 1967

Research Interests

Professor Fréchet is the author of over 800 publications with more than 118,000 citations and about 200 patents. His work at the interface of organic, polymer and materials chemistry is in the broad area of nanoscience and nanotechnology and encompasses both academic and entrepreneurial activities. Further details are available at Office of Senior VP for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development.

Selected Publications

  • Fox, E.; Szoka, F.C.; Fréchet, J.M.J. Soluble polymer carriers for the treatment of cancer: The importance of molecular architecture. Accounts of Chemical Research 42, 1141-1151; 2009.
  • Thompson, B.C.; Fréchet, J.M.J. Polymer–fullerene composite solar cells. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 47, 58-77; 2008. 
  • Lee, C.C.; MacKay, J.A.; Fréchet, J.M.J.; Szoka, F.C. Designing dendrimers for biological applications. Nature Biotechnology 23, 1517-1526; 2005. 
  • MacDonald, S.A.; Willson, G.C.; Fréchet, J.M.J. Chemical amplification in high-resolution imaging systems. Accounts of chemical research 27, 151-158, 1994. 
  • Svec, F.; Fréchet, J.M.J. New designs of macroporous polymers and supports: from separation to biocatalysis. Science 273, 205-211. 1996. 
  • Fréchet, J.M.J.  Functional Polymers and Dendrimers:  Reactivity, Molecular Architecture, and Interfacial Energy. Science, 1994, 263, 1710-1715.
  • Hawker, C.J.; Fréchet, J.M.J. Preparation of polymers with controlled molecular architecture. A new convergent approach to dendritic macromolecules. Journal of the American Chemical Society 112 (21), 7638-7647; 1990.