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.
Randy Bartels - Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer EngineeringPh.D., University of Michigan970-491-1464 / email@example.comThe research that we do in our group is highly multidisciplinary, drawing on optics, chemistry, biological, and engineering principles. Our group is working to unravel fundamental questions concerning the interaction of femtosecond light pulses with molecules to induce coherent motion in specific degrees of freedom of the molecules.
Elliot Bernstein - ProfessorPh.D., California Institute of Technology970-491-6347 / firstname.lastname@example.orgConformation and potential energy surfaces of isolated and solvated non-rigid molecules, nucleation, growth, and structure of van der Waals clusters in the gas phase, energy dynamics and chemical reaction in van der Waals clusters, spectroscopy of reactive intermediates, metal oxide cluster catalysis
Kristen Buchanan - Assistant Professor, 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
Debbie Crans - ProfessorPh.D., Harvard University970-491-7635 / email@example.comMolecular recognition of enzymes, bioorganic chemistry, biological and physical organic chemistry of organic phosphate compounds and analogs, bioinorganic chemistry of vanadium (V) compounds, insulin mimetic compounds, NMR spectroscopy, enzyme catalyzed synthesis, development of methods for trace metal speciation, seed germination
C Michael Elliott - ProfessorPh.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill970-491-5204 / firstname.lastname@example.orgElectron- 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.
Delphine Farmer - Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of California-Berkeley970-491-0624 / email@example.comAtmospheric biogeochemistry and mass spectrometryAtmospheric 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 - 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.
Nick Fisk - Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological EngineeringPh.D., University of Wisconsin970-491-4115 / Nick.Fisk@colostate.eduMy 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 - ProfessorPh.D., University of Arkansas970-491-2852 / email@example.comMicroscale bioanalytical and environmental chemistryBioanalytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; chemical separations; microscale chemical instrumentation; capillary electrophoresis; biosensor development; paper-based analytical devices; microfluidics
Alan Kennan - Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Academic AffairsPh.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison970-491-6046 / firstname.lastname@example.orgPeptide/Protein Recognition and DesignMolecular recognition, self-assembly, development of novel biological recognition motifs, construction of synthetic receptors for small molecules of biological interest, design of catalytic peptides.
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.
Brian McNaughton - Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyPh.D., University of Rochester970-491-7060 / Brian.McNaughton@ColoState.eduMacromolecular evolution and engineering, targeted delivery of protein therapies and imaging reagentsDevelopment of new macromolecular therapeutics and targeted therapeutic delivery systems. Toward this end, researchers in my lab employ a diverse experimental platform, which includes protein engineering, protein evolution, phage display and selection, analysis of protein delivery and function in mammalian cell culture and in vivo, and biophysical analysis of protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions.
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 Barbara970-491-2958 / 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.
A.R. Ravishankara - ProfessorPh.D. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL970-491-2876 / A.R.Ravishankara@colostate.eduAtmospheric ChemistryAtmospheric 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 - 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.
Dawn Rickey - Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California, Berkeley970-491-2364 / email@example.comRelationships among metacognition (monitoring and regulation of one’s own thinking), conceptual change, and ability to solve novel (transfer) problems in chemistry. Applications to chemical education, including the design and assessment of learning environments and associated instructor professional development experiences.
Yian Shi - ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University970-491-7424 / firstname.lastname@example.orgOrganic and biological chemistry, new synthetic methodology, synthesis of chemically and biologically interesting natural products and study of their molecular mechanisms of action, study of enzymatic reaction mechanisms and development of therapeutic agents.
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.
Steven Strauss - ProfessorPh.D., Northwestern University970-491-5104 / email@example.comFundamental 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 - Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Berkeley970-491-6286 / firstname.lastname@example.orgBioanalytical chemistry, single molecule detection and spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, optical and scanning probe microscopy, optical biosensors for pharmaceutical and clinical chemistry.
Robert Williams - University Distinguished ProfessorPh.D., Massachutsetts Institute of Technology970-491-6747 / email@example.comSynthesis of natural products of biomedical significance and development of synthetic methodology for the construction of complex target molecules, design and synthesis of active site activated irreversible enzyme inhibitors, asymmetric synthesis of of alpha-amino acids, mechanism of action studies on anti-tumor drugs and antibiotics, oxidative cleavage and cross-linking of DNA, total synthesis and biogenesis of mycotoxic indole alkaloids from fungi, taxol biosynthesis, design and synthesis of antibiotics for drug-resistant microbial diseases, molecular biology and protein bioichemistry.