Jeff Zaleski is currently serving as interim Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington. He also continues as Associate Vice Provost for Sciences and Provost Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Chemistry Department at IU Bloomington. As Associate Vice Provost, Jeff provides oversight for the physical and natural sciences and related research centers across the campus. He has also been highly instrumental in bolstering science research funding and projects, and he plays a critical role in facilitating the campus’s research engagement with Crane and other national security resources.
As interim vice provost, he will oversee support for research and creative activities across the Bloomington campus. This includes oversight of 16 research centers, institutes, and museums, including unique centers such as the Kinsey Institute and the Ostrom Workshop. Zaleski will also advance the campus’s Emerging Areas of Research program as well as IU Bloomington researchers and teams contributing to the university’s three Grand Challenge initiatives.
Zaleski received his B.S. degree from SUNY at Geneseo in 1988 and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1993. He was awarded the Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University where he studied physical-bioinorganic chemistry under the direction of Professor Edward I. Solomon. Zaleski joined the faculty at Indiana University in 1996. His research interests are in the fields of metals in medicine, bioinorganic chemistry, synthetic chemistry, and materials.