Faculty – Materials
Travis Bailey - Associate Professor of 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.
Kristen Buchanan - Assistant Professor in PhysicsPh.D., University of Alberta970-491-5424 / email@example.comMy research explores lateral confinement and coupling effects in nanomagnets through both experimental investigations and numerical modeling. In addition to being an exciting subject of study from a fundamental perspective, nanomagnets are also important for the advancement of technology, for example, in spintronics devices, storage media, and for medical applications. My present work focuses on the magnetization reversal and spin excitations of patterned magnetic elements.
Eugene Chen - ProfessorPh.D., University of Massachusetts970-491-5609 / firstname.lastname@example.orgPolymer 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
C Michael Elliott - ProfessorPh.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill970-491-5204 / email@example.comElectron- transfer reactions, photochemistry and electrochemistry of metal complexes, redox active polymer materials, materials-properties and sensor applications, redox catalysis, coordination chemistry, molecular assemblies, bioinorganic and bioanalystical chemistry of redox enzymes.
Ellen Fisher - Professor, Department ChairPh.D., University of Utah970-491-5250 / firstname.lastname@example.orgPlasma 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.
Branka Ladanyi - ProfessorPh.D., Yale University970-491-5196 / email@example.comStatistical mechanics, structure and dynamics of molecular fluids and solids. Theoretical and computational studies of surfactant self-assembly, nanoconfined and supercritical fluids, liquid interfaces, solvation dynamics, light scattering and nonlinear optical phenomena.
Nancy Levinger - Professor and University Distinguished Teaching ScholarPh.D., University of Colorado970-491-1331 / firstname.lastname@example.orgDynamics 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 - Professor in Electrical and Computer EngineeringPh.D., Colorado State University970-491-8659 / email@example.comProf. 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 Barbarajames.firstname.lastname@example.orgFunctional 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 / email@example.comTheoretical 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 - Assistant Professor of Chemistry and School of Biomedical EngineeringPh.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.
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.
Alan Van Orden - Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Berkeley970-491-6286 / email@example.comBioanalytical chemistry, single molecule detection and spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, optical and scanning probe microscopy, optical biosensors for pharmaceutical and clinical chemistry.