Analytical Faculty

Travis Bailey / Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Phone: (970) 491-4648
Office: Scott Bioengineering Building 322

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.

George Barisas / Professor Emeritus
Phone: (970) 491-6641
Office: Chemistry C101

Laser optical techniques for analysis of cell surface phenomena; microcalorimetry

Thomas Borch / Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences
Phone: (970) 491-6235
Office: C019

My research is directed at determining reactions influencing the fate of trace elements and organic contaminants in soils.

Joseph DiVerdi / Associate Teaching Professor, Upper Division Undergraduate Lab Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-1761

Delphine Farmer / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-0624

Indoor and outdoor atmospheric chemistry; Instrument development & high resolution mass spectrometry; Field and laboratory measurements of reactive trace gases and particles and their interactions with the biosphere

Chuck Henry / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2852
Office: Chemistry 00

Bioanalytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; chemical separations; microscale chemical instrumentation; capillary electrophoresis; biosensor development; paper-based analytical devices; microfluidics

Nancy Levinger / Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Phone: (970) 491-1331
Office: Chemistry C205

Dynamics of molecules and chemistry in the condensed phase, especially molecular assemblies, molecules in confined environments. Fundamental properties and processes governing cryopreservation.

Carlos Olivo-Delgado / Academic Success Coordinator | Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: (970) 491-0722

Teaching Responsibilities: General Chemistry, Problem Solving in General Chemistry, Introductory Seminar in Chemistry, Honors Seminar: Water Science

A. R. Ravi Ravishankara / University Distinguished Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2876

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 / Professor, Research Associate Dean
Phone: (970) 491-3775

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.

Christopher Rithner / Senior Research Scientist / Scholar Emeritus
Office: Chemistry C002

Justin Sambur / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-3096

The Sambur group synthesizes nanomaterials and develops imaging techniques to correlate chemical and structural properties with function/performance.

Alan Van Orden / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6286
Office: Chemistry C207

Bioanalytical chemistry, single molecule detection and spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, optical and scanning probe microscopy, optical biosensors for pharmaceutical and clinical chemistry.

Megan Willis / Assistant Professor

Atmospheric chemical transformations in gas and particle phases using online mass spectrometry techniques. Understanding the sources and sinks of volatile organic compounds in the surface ocean, emission to the atmosphere and atmospheric fate. Atmospheric aerosol formation and growth, and chemistry-climate interactions. Instrument development to answer fundamental questions in atmospheric chemistry in both field and laboratory experiments.