Charles Henry

Charles HenryProfessor, Department Chair
Office: Chemistry C326B
Phone: 970-491-2852
Education: Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Dr. Henry joined Colorado State University in 2002 from Mississippi State University, where he is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Biological Engineering (since 2012) and the current chair of the Department of Chemistry (since 2014). Dr. Henry’s research interests lie broadly in the development of lab-on-a-chip technologies, to study environmental and biological phenomena. Major techniques used include microfabrication, chromatography, electrochemistry, electrophoresis, microfluidics, microscopy, and 3D printing. Dr. Henry has published over 120 peer-reviewed publications, generated 8 patents, and sits on the editorial advisory board for Analytica Chimica Acta. In addition, Dr. Henry has been involved in five spin-out companies from Colorado State University with products ranging from industrial water quality sensors to low-cost environmental diagnostics. Research: At present, three distinct project areas exist within the Henry group. i) Development of low-cost methods for the analysis of environmental pollutants, with a primary focus on air pollution. Paper-based microfluidic analytical devices are employed to understand occupational and environmental exposure to pollutants in atmospheric aerosols such as particulate matter and heavy metals. ii) Development of biosensors for bacteria, viruses and biomarkers. This involves the coupling of microfluidic devices with electrochemistry, colorimetry or electrophoresis, for the low cost and sensitive analysis of relevant biological targets. iii) Design of new lab-on-a-chip systems, such as composite electrode materials, 3D printed microfluidic devices and colorimetric chemometers. These are employed for a range targets and systems from environmental monitoring to global health.

Selected Publications

Patternable Solvent-Processed Thermoplastic Graphite Electrodes, Klunder, K.; Nilsson, Z.; Sambur, J.; Henry, C. S., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (36), 12623–12631.

Utilizing Paper-Based Devices for Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria Detection, Boehle, K. E.; Gilliand, J.; Wheeldon, C. R.; Adkins, J. A.; Geiss, B. J.; Ryan, E. P.; Henry, C. S., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56 (24), 6886-6890

Low-Cost Reusable Sensor for Cobalt and Nickel Detection in Aerosols using Adsorptive Cathodic Square-Wave Stripping Voltammetry, Mettakoonpitak, J.; Miller-Lionberg, D.; Reilly, T.; Volckens, J.; Henry, C. S., J. Electroanal. Chem., 2017, 805, 75-82

A Selective Distance-Based Paper Analytical Device for Copper (II) Determination Using a Porphyrin Derivative, Pratiwi, R.; Nguyen, M. P.; Ibrahim, S.; Yoshioka, N.; Henry, C. S.; Tjahjono, D. H., Talanta, 2017, 174, 493-499

Development of a Quasi-Steady Flow Electrochemical Paper-Based Analytical Device, Adkins, J.A.; Noviana, E.; Henry, C. S., Anal. Chem., 2016, 88, 10639-10647

Multiplexed Paper Analytical Device for Quantification of Metals using Distance-Based Detection, Cate, D. M.; Noblitt, S. D.; Volckens, V.; Henry, C. S., Lab Chip, 2015, 15, 2808-2818.