Faculty – Materials
Travis Bailey - Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological EngineeringPh.D., University of Minnesota970-491-4648 / firstname.lastname@example.orgHis 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.
Eugene Chen - ProfessorPh.D., University of Massachusetts970-491-5609 / email@example.comPolymer Chemistry, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and CatalysisBioplastics from renewable feedstocks, biomass conversion into chemicals and fuels, metal-catalyzed stereospecific and asymmetric polymerizations, Lewis pair polymerization, organopolymerization catalysis, precision polymer synthesis, polymer photovoltaics
Nancy Levinger - Professor and University Distinguished Teaching ScholarPh.D., University of Colorado970-491-1331 / Nancy.Levinger@colostate.eduDynamics of molecules and chemistry in the condensed phase, especially molecular assemblies, molecules at liquid interfaces and in confined environments by ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, NMR, and neutron scattering.
Carmen Menoni - University Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer EngineeringPh.D., Colorado State University970-491-8659 / firstname.lastname@example.orgProf. Menoni’s research bridges from material to optical sciences. She is engaged in the growth and characterization of high bandgap oxide materials for the engineering of interference coatings for high power lasers. She is also actively involved in using bright coherent beams of light of wavelengths between 10-50 nm for optics applications such as imaging and ablation.
James Neilson - Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of California Santa Barbara970-491-2958 / email@example.comFunctional inorganic materials for energy and biomineralizationNew materials and methodologies involving solid-state and solution-phase reactions, particularly those involving kinetic control. We study structure/property relationships of materials (e.g., magnetism, electrical transport) using advanced synchrotron X-ray and time-of-flight neutron scattering and spectroscopic methods.
Anthony Rappe - ProfessorPh.D., California Institute of Technology970-491-6292 / Anthony.Rappe@colostate.eduTheoretical characterization of reaction mechanisms in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, new electronic structure techniques, development of force fields or model potentials for chemical reactivity studies.
Melissa Reynolds - Associate Professor of Chemistry and School of Biomedical Engineering, Associate ChairPh.D., University of Michigan970-491-3775 / firstname.lastname@example.orgBiomaterials and biomedical engineeringMultidisciplinary 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.
Justin Sambur - Assistant ProfessorPh.D., Colorado State University970-491-3096 / email@example.comNanomaterials, Nanoelectrochemistry, Single-particle microscopy and spectroscopy, Solar energy conversion and CatalysisThe Sambur group synthesizes nanomaterials and develops imaging techniques to correlate material properties with nanoscale function/performance.
Matthew Shores - Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California, Berkeley970-491-7235 / Matthew.Shores@colostate.edu(Magnetic) applications of coordination complexesCoordination and organometallic complex synthesis and characterization: environmental control of spin-crossover properties; single-molecule magnets; solar photochemistry employing earth-abundant materials.
Christopher Snow - Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological EngineeringPh.D., Stanford University970-491-5276 / firstname.lastname@example.orgNanomaterials, Physical, Biomolecular, and Theoretical ChemistryComputational design, simulation, and experimental validation of new enzymes, and crystalline biomolecular assemblies. We convert porous protein crystals into “3D molecular pegboards” for the controlled assembly of nanoparticles, enzymes, fluorescent proteins, oligonucleotides, and other functional molecules.
Alan Van Orden - ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Berkeley970-491-6286 / Alan.Van_Orden@colostate.eduBioanalytical chemistry, single molecule detection and spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, optical and scanning probe microscopy, optical biosensors for pharmaceutical and clinical chemistry.