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Daniel Austin

Industrial Problem: Design and optimize performance of miniaturized ion-trap mass spectrometers for portable chemical analysis. Together let’s design for space missions!

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Steven Castle

Industrial problem: Synthesis of anticancer compounds for drug discovery. Together let’s synthesize beautiful and important organic compounds!

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David Dearden

Industrial problem: Development fundamental and use of state-of-the-art extremely sensitive chemical analysis tools. Together let’s develop instruments to detect compounds one billionth of a gram!

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Daniel Ess

Industrial problem: Use computational chemistry to design homogeneous catalysts for natural gas conversion to liquid alcohols. Together let’s use supercomputers to understand transition states and make experimental predictions!

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Jaron Hansen

Industrial Problem: Industry needs to understand atmospheric pollution. We use computational studies and experiments to investigate the kinetics and spectroscopy of atmospheric species and reactions. Let’s make our environment better!

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Roger Harrison

Industrial problem: Detecting and quantifying drug contaminants in water. Let’s build new compounds and analytical machines to detect medication contaminants in water sources!

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Jeremy Johnson

Industrial problem: Designing and characterizing organic nonlinear optical crystals. Together let’s use lasers to understand and design materials!

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Ryan Kelly

Industrial Problem: Industry needs to detect biomolecules from a single cell. My group develops robotic and microfluidic nanotechnology for analyzing single cells. Together, let’s develop and use new technology for omics research!

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James Moody

Industrial Problem: Industry needs new enzymes not available in Nature. My research involves designing non-natural enzymes that can catalyze important chemical reactions. Together, let’s use modeling and experiments to design new biological enzyme catalysts!

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Wally Paxton

Industrial Problem: Industry needs new materials! My research involves designing materials that can respond to environmental stimuli (changes in temperature, pH, or oxidation/reduction). Together, let’s build new materials for the 21 st century!

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Paul Savage

Industrial problem: Generation of complex oligosaccharides for use in vaccines. Together let’s synthesize and test new vaccines!

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Kara Stowers

Industrial problem: Developing heterogeneous catalysts for ethane to ethylene conversion. Together let’s use ultra-high vacuum to study catalyst surfaces!

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Brian Woodfield

Industrial problem: Improve zeolites and metal organic frameworks (MOF) for use in commercial catalyst applications. Together let’s use very low temperature calorimetry to understand materials!

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Adam Woolley

Industrial Problem: Design and production of integrated microfluidic systems for complex biological analyses. Together let’s build and analyze biological molecules!

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James K. Harper

Industrial Problem: NMR is used in industrial and academic laboratories to understand the structure and bonding of molecules and solids. Our laboratory uses NMR characterization for the structure of solids that are difficult or impossible to examine by more conventional techniques. Let’s learn NMR together!

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David V. Hansen

Industrial Problem: I just arrived at BYU from Genetech. Industry needs new cures for Alzheimer’s disease. Together, let’s tackle the biochemical causes and possible cures for Alzheimer’s.

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Pam Van Ry

Industrial Problem: Industry needs new models and treatments for muscular dystrophy. The goal of my lab is to identify protein therapies for several different types of muscular dystrophies. Together, let’s develop new therapies!

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Matthew Linford

Industrial Problem: Industry needs to create and characterize new materials. Our group creates new materials using thin film deposition and modification of surfaces and then characterizes them with -ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE), time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS), wetting, low energy ion scattering (LEIS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Let’s make and characterize together!

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Ken Christensen

Industrial Problem: Industry needs new bioanalytical methods to develop cures for diseases. Let’s solve diseases together.

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