William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science,
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Areas of Expertise
Inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry
Galvin has established research programs on the structure and property relationships that govern the performance of organic materials in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), photovoltaic cells and thin film transistors. She has co-authored many publications in this area as well as on inorganic/organic nanocomposites and polymer blends and has given numerous invited talks at national and international meetings. She currently holds five U.S. patents. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Galvin served as director for the Division of Materials Research in the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she managed a $307 million budget and was responsible for setting scientific priorities for materials and condensed matter physics. Galvin is a fellow in the American Physical Society, was elected to the board of directors of the Materials Research Society and has served on National Research Council panels, including the Board of Chemical Science and Technology. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in polymers and materials science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Introducing Mary Galvin