Faculty – Analytical

Travis Bailey
Travis Bailey - Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
970-491-4648 / travis.bailey@colostate.edu
His research interests at Colorado State will focus on the thermodynamics of nanoscale self-assembly processes in block copolymer composite materials and their applications in a variety of environments, including polymer-based photovoltaics, bio-enzymatic fuel cells, chemical and biological sensing devices, targeted chemical delivery, and hydrogel-based shape memory materials.

B George Barisas
B George Barisas - Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
970-491-6641 / barisas@lamar.colostate.edu
Laser optical techniques for analysis of cell surface phenomena; microcalorimetry

Thomas Borch
Thomas Borch - Associate Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences
Ph.D., Montana State University
970-491-6235 / thomas.borch@colostate.edu
My research is directed at determining reactions influencing the fate of trace elements and organic contaminants in soils.

Delphine Farmer
Delphine Farmer - Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
970-491-0624 / delphine.farmer@colostate.edu
Atmospheric biogeochemistry and mass spectrometry
Atmospheric chemistry; Instrument development & high resolution mass spectrometry; Field and laboratory measurements of reactive trace gases, pesticides and particles; Oxidation of organic compounds in the atmosphere; Biosphere-atmosphere exchange.

Ellen Fisher
Ellen Fisher - Professor
Ph.D., University of Utah
970-491-5250 / erfisher@lamar.colostate.edu
Plasma chemistry, reactivity of radicals with surfaces using LIF and molecular beam techniques. Plasma polymerization deposition and etching of materials. Characterization of plasma synthesized thin films.

Nick Fisk
Nick Fisk - Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
970-491-4115 / Nick.Fisk@colostate.edu
My research involves expanding the genetic code to include specifically reactive amino acids and using these types of non-natural amino acids to construct branched proteins and control the physical properties of protein assemblies.

Charles Henry
Charles Henry - Professor, Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Arkansas
970-491-2852 / chuck.henry@colostate.edu
Microscale bioanalytical and environmental chemistry
Bioanalytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; chemical separations; microscale chemical instrumentation; capillary electrophoresis; biosensor development; paper-based analytical devices; microfluidics

A.R. Ravishankara
A.R. Ravishankara - Professor
Ph.D. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
970-491-2876 / A.R.Ravishankara@colostate.edu
Atmospheric Chemistry
Atmospheric chemistry via studies in gas phase kinetics and photochemistry, heterogeneous chemistry, atmospheric field observations, and analyses of modeling results; Furthering understanding of the earth’s atmosphere, diagnosing, understanding of, and providing solutions to environmental issues of the stratospheric ozone depletion, air quality, and climate change; Provide new insights into gas phase chemical reactions, reactions on surfaces and in liquids, and photochemical processes; Developing new experimental methods both for laboratory studies and atmospheric measurements.

Melissa Reynolds
Melissa Reynolds - Associate Professor of Chemistry and School of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Chair
Ph.D., University of Michigan
970-491-3775 / melissa.reynolds@colostate.edu
Biomaterials and biomedical engineering
Multidisciplinary chemical design and fabrication of biomimetic materials for use in medical device applications. Research work includes: synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds including small-molecule therapeutics, polymers, and extended frameworks; analytical studies utilizing fluorescence, chemiluminesence, zeta potential, and LC/MS-TOF; fabrication and engineering of materials; biomedical efficacy and toxicity studies.

Steven Strauss
Steven Strauss - Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
970-491-5104 / steven.strauss@colostate.edu
Fundamental and applied aspects of synthetic inorganic, analytical and environmental chemistry; fluorinated superweak ions; selective fluorination and chlorination of fullerenes; pollution prevention; infrared sensors for environmental and industrial applications; redox-cyclable ion-exchange; layered materials; metal carbonyls

Alan Van Orden
Alan Van Orden - Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
970-491-6286 / vanorden@lamar.colostate.edu
Bioanalytical chemistry, single molecule detection and spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, optical and scanning probe microscopy, optical biosensors for pharmaceutical and clinical chemistry.