Amy Chu

Amy Chu
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Rhoda Goldman Professorship in Environmental Science
NSB 117
Curriculum Vitae


At Mills Since 2020


Dr. Amy Chu is an Inorganic Chemist specializing in organometallic syntheses and catalysis. Dr. Chu has a BS from the National Taiwan University (2011) and a PhD from the Univ. of Illinois in Urbana Champaign (2016). Her graduate work in Prof. Thomas B. Rauchfuss' lab focused on designing new catalysts containing environmentally friendly and earth-abundant metals. She conducted post-doctoral research with Prof. Karen I. Goldberg in the Univ. of Pennsylvania on the catalytic transformation of carbon dioxide. She is particularly passionate about research topics that address the climate challenges of current industrial processes. She leads a team of researchers that tackle these challenges by implementing the principles of green chemistry in the design of new synthetic methodologies. Dr. Chu is also a researcher at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy where she implements her expertise to formulate policy proposals that empower the climate-friendly transformation of the energy sector.


  • BS, National Taiwan University
  • PhD, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2022

Days Times Room
M 11:00 am–12:00 pm NSB 117
W 10:00 am-11:00 am  
R 11:00 am–12:00 pm  

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 017: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 018: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 109: Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 145: Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry with Laboratory