EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH AREA: Behavior of coatings and molecular monolayers. We are studying self-assembled coatings (multi and monolayers) on solid substrates and films on water as model membranes. We do vibrational spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), X-ray flourescence (XRF), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and contact angle measurements on these films.
MINIMUM REQUIRED STUDENT EXPERIENCE: General chemistry
RESEARCH AREA: Contributions
to the Jmol
molecular visualization package: 1) development of the export to web function
generation of interactive molecular visualization web pages/tutorials
using Jmol; 2) debugging
file reader; 3) development
of an interface for quickly visualizing and
comparing many molecular views within Jmol.
SOME POSTERS PRESENTIONS AT MEETINGS:
IR spectroscopy(Sp 2005, Sp 2004, Colloids 2008)
QCM (Sp 2004)
PAST FUNDING:These projects have been supported by the National
Foundation (CHE-0136844), the American Chemical Society Petroluem
Research Fund (36594-B5), Research
Corporation, the UW Oshkosh Faculty Development Program and the UW
Oshkosh Student-Faculty Collaborative Program.
STUDENT COLLABORATORS: Matt Farkas is presently working
on the apatite growth project. Please feel free to talk to him about
and doing research in general. Other students who have done research in
lab are: Jessica Seefeldt, Brooke Koshel, Scott
Vander Wielan, Nicole Kitzerow, Brendon Thompkins, Kim Hopsfensperger,
Patrick Roach, Allan Stockinger, Katie Jensen, Jenny Dahl, Dustyn
Sawall, Scott Zirngible, Brian
Koeck, Jeremy Leveille, Mike Faley, Margaret Nguyen, Michael Phillips,
1. R. J. Kleisner, B. H. Koeck, M. R. Phillips, J. A. Wieland, J. H.
Gutow, V. Boiadjiev and W. T. Tysoe. "A System Based on Metal Alkyl
Species that Forms Chemically Bound Organic Overlayers on Hydroxylated
Planar Surfaces." Thin Solid Films 381(1), 10 (2001)
2. V. Boiadjiev, A. Blumenfeld, J. Gutow and W. T. Tysoe. "Infrared and NMR Spectroscopic Studies of n-Alkanethiols Chemically Grafted on Dimethylzinc-Modified Silica Surfaces." Chem. Mater. 12(9), 2604 (2000).