Scott Saavedra

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor at the BIO5 Institute
Professor of Optical Sciences

Chemical Sciences 128
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Arizona
1306 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210041
Tucson, AZ 85721-0041

Specific Research Interests: 

  • Bioanalytical chemistry.
  • Surface spectroscopy and spectroelectrochemistry.
  • Waveguides and interfacial optics.
  • Chemical and biological sensors.
  • Biointerfaces and biomaterials.
  • Photovoltaic materials.


  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1986
  • B.S., University of Maryland, 1981