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Tyrel M. McQueen
Department of Chemistry
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218

Director, PARADIM Bulk Materials Synthesis and Discovery Facility
Faculty member of the Institute for Quantum Matter

Offices: Bloomberg Physics and Astronomy Room 301, New Chemistry Building (NCB) Room 312
Tel: (410) 516-6201
Zoom: 410-516-6201

Curriculum Vitae

Tyrel M. McQueen

Ph.D.Chemistry and MaterialsPrinceton University2009
M.A.ChemistryPrinceton University2006
B.S.ChemistryHarvey Mudd College2004


ProfessorThe Johns Hopkins University2018-Present
Associate ProfessorThe Johns Hopkins University2015-2018
Assistant ProfessorThe Johns Hopkins University2009-2015 (loa 7/1/2009-5/31/2010)
Postdoctoral Research AssociateMassachusetts Institute of Technology2009-2010
Advisor: Prof. D.G. Nocera
Senior Graduate CoordinatorThe McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning2008-2009
Graduate Research AssistantPrinceton University2004-2009
Supported by NSF-GRFP
Advisor: Prof. R.J. Cava
Undergraduate Research AssistantHarvey Mudd College2001-2004
Advisor: Prof. K.K. Karukstis
Undergraduate Research AssistantOak Crest Institute of Science2002
Advisor: Dr. John Moss
Computer ConsultantCIMIT Clinic Team2001-2002
Member, American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, and the Sigma-Xi Scientific
Research Society

Research Interests and Publications

New solid state chemistry materials design and synthesis techniques; experimental condensed matter physics, quantum magnetism, heat- and light-induced charge separation through strong electron correlations; superconductivity. An expanded description of current research can be found at
List of publications available at


Catalyst Award2016
Emerging Investigator, JACS Virtual Issue2014
Harvey Mudd College Outstanding Alumni Award2014
Cottrell Scholar Award2014
Sloan Research Fellowship2014
McMillan Award2013
ACS ExxonMobil Faculty Fellowship2013
Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, David and Lucile Packard Foundation2012-2017
Lange Lecturer, University of California at Santa Barbara2012
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship2004-2009
Princeton University Centennial Fellowship2004-2009
Herman and Margaret Sokol Teaching Award2008
Dotty and Art Campbell Prize in Chemistry2004
William G. Sly Chemistry Prize2003
Marcella and Joel Bonsall SURF Prize2002
DOW Chemical Scholar2001
National Alliance for Excellence ALEX Award2000

Committees and Professional Activities

Journal of Solid State Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board2018-Present
American Physical Society, Physical Review B Editorial Advisory Board2015-Present
Panel Lead (Synthesis), Midscale Instrumentation for Quantum Materials Workshop (NSF)2017
Invited Panelist (Synthesis), Basic Research Needs in Quantum Materials (DOE-BES)2016
Three Minute Thesis Regional Judge2015
Materials Science Special Interest Group, American Crystallography Association (Vice Chair, Chair, Past Chair)2013-2015
Executive Committee, Spallation Neutron Source and High-Flux Isotope Reactor User Group (Chair, Past Chair)2012-2015
Executive Committee, Los Alamos Neutron Science Center User Group (Chair, Past Chair)2012-2015
Pharos Augmentation Science Advisory Committee, Los Alamos Neutron Science Center2011-2014
Advisor for the JHU Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Chapter (SAACS)2010-2014
Contributer to the open-source Elk FP-LAPW code2010-2012
Event Designer and Judge for the Maryland State Science Olympiad, Division C2011
Reviewer for multiple journals, including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Phys. Rev. Lett., and Nature Materials2009-Present