Joseph Azzarelli


jmazz [at]


(617) 258-6536




Graduate Student

Joseph’s research in the Swager group focuses on developing sensors for agricultural, food, industrial, and environmental sensing applications. To date, he has pursued a two-pronged approach: i) by developing processes for discovering and fabricating sensors from low-cost, commercially available materials and ii) by rational receptor design, wherein analyte-specific sensing schemes are optimized based on physical-organic chemistry first principles. Joseph’s prior research experiences include medicinal chemistry (Pfizer C.N.S.) and organo-metallic methodology development via undergraduate research assistantships in the labs of Prof. Barry Trost (Stanford), Prof. Stephen Buchwald (MIT), and Prof. Hien Nguyen (Montana State). He earned his B. S. in Chemistry from Montana State University in 2010.