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Analytical Faculty

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Daniel E. Austin

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

David V. 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!

Jaron C. 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!

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!

Ryan T. 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!

Kenneth Lee

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Matthew R. 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!

Walter F. 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 21st century!

Adam T. Woolley

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

Biochemistry Faculty

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Kenneth A. Christensen

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

Brandon Gassaway

James D. 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!

John C. Price

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!

Barry M. Willardson

Inorganic Faculty

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Roger G. 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!

Kara J. Stowers

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

Organic Faculty

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Merrit B. Andrus

Steven L. Castle

Daniel H. 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!

David J. Michaelis

Joshua L. Price

Paul B. Savage

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

Physical Faculty

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Matthew C. Asplund

Jeremy A. Johnson

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

James E. Patterson

Eric T. Sevy