Faculty and Staff Researchers

Leadership Team

Hutchison, James E.
The Lokey-Harrington Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Research Interests: Green Chemistry, Green Nanoscience, Organic and Organometallic Chemistry; Electrochemistry; Materials Science

Maddux, Bettye L.S.
Assistant Director, SNNI, Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon and Managing Director, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry
Research Interests: Biomaterials, NanoEHS, nanomaterials-bioimpacts, roles of particle surface properties, policy and regulatory issues concerning nanotechnology

Rung, Skip
President and Executive Director, ONAMI

Tanguay, Robert L.
Associate Professor of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Molecular and developmental toxicology, toxicity testing, tissue regeneration, and chemical genetics

 

Staff Research Associates

Miller, John
Research Associate, University of Oregon and COO/Co-founder of Dune Sciences

Zaikova, Tatiana
Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Research Interests:
 greener nanoparticle synthesis and characterization

 

Collaborative Faculty

Haapala, Karl
Assistant Professor of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Sustainable manufacturing, life cycle assessment, manufacturing process modeling

Harper, Stacey L. 
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Novel approaches to predictive toxicology; understanding the relationships among nanomaterial exposure, dose and toxicity data in animal systems and the degree to which those relationships can accurately be extrapolated to other systems and exposure scenarios.

Hussein, Saber
Senior Toxicologist, Air Force Research Laboratory
Research Interests: nanotoxicology

Lonergan, Mark C.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Research Interests: Physical Chemistry; Study of Polymer Blends; Composites and Copolymers in Which at Least One Component is Optically or Electrically Active, such as a Conducting Polymer or Inorganic Superconductor

Nason, Jeffrey A.
Assistant Professor, Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Particle removal processes for drinking water treatment; fate, transport and transformation of particles in natural and engineered systems.

Remcho, Vincent T.

Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science, Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Surface science and interfacial transport processes, and in particular design, development, modeling and application of microfluidic analytical devices and separation techniques; Separation techniques applied to bioanalytical chemistry and environmental analysis; Porous monolithic sorbents; Molecular recognition processes; Nanomaterials

Semprini, Lewis
Professor of Chemical, Biological & Environmenal Engineering, Oregon State University
Research Interests: biological processes for the treatment of hazardous wastes, and on the fate and transport of organic contaminants in the environment

 

Researchers with completed projects

Addleman, R. Shane
Sr. Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory [PNNL]; Advanced Functional Materials Group
Research Interests: Development of novel materials and investigations into their applications for sensing, separations and catalysis. Supercritical fluids as means for enhanced separations and synthesis that are also environmentally friendly.

Atre, Sundar V.
Associate Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Processing of Ceramics, Metals and Polymers; Nanotechnology

Berglund, Andrew
Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics, University of Oregon
Research Interests: Myotonic Dystrophy

Chang, [Alex] Chih-hung
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Electronic material processing and characterization, microreaction technology, nanomaterials, and thin film electronics

Fryxell, Glen E.
Consultant, Black Dog Consulting

Guillemin, Karen
Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Oregon
Research Interests: Bacterial-host interactions in development and disease, zebrafish gut development, Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis

Jiao, Jun
Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computing Engineering, Portand State University
Research Interests: nanoscale materials and the application of analytical techniques of electron microscopy

Jiang, Bin
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Portland State University
Research Interests: Computational Electro-magnetics and Nano-optics; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Parallel Computing

Jones, Mark
Sr. Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory [PNNL];
Electronics and Measurement Systems Group – Marine Research Operations
Research Interests: Nanophotonics and optical bandgap structures. Integration of advanced materials, sensors, and networks for detection in littoral environments.

Johnson, David C.
The Rosaria P. Haugland Foundation Chair Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Research Interests: Inorganic Chemistry; Novel Approaches to Solid State Synthesis of New Materials

Johnson, Eric A.
Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Oregon
Research Interests: Genetics and genomics of physiological stress pathways

Jovanovic, Goran
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Microscale Technologies; Development of microscale chemical reactors and separation unit operations suitable for the development of microscale based chemical processes ; [production of biofuels, desulfurization of diesel, steam reforming of hydrocarbons]; Development of microscale biosensors devices

Kevan, Stephen D.
Professor of Physics, University of Oregon
Research Interests: Condensed Matter Physics; Surface and Thin Film Chemical Physics; Electronic Structure and Collective Excitations at Surfaces; Nanoscale Spatial and Temporal Fluctuations in Complex Materials

Keszler, Douglas A.
Professor and Chair of Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Materials Synthesis and Characterization; Electronic and Optical Materials and Devices; Solution Thin-film Deposition and Crystallization; X-ray Diffraction; Crystal Growth; Solar Cells; Phosphors; Fuel Cells; Transparent Conductors; Nonlinear Optical Materials; Laser Crystals

Kimura, Sho
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Nanomaterials (Carbon Nanotubes, Silicon Nitride, and Silicon Carbide) Synthesis; High Temperature Materials Synthesis; Reactions Kinetics; Applications of High Temperature Fluidized-bed Reactors

Miller, Todd
Process Development and Prototyping Manager, Nano Micro Fabrication Facility,
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Process and Product Development of Microchannel Devices

Narayanan, Vinod
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
Research interests: Microscale Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics; Enhancement of Thermal Transport

Orr, Gayla
Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory [PNNL]; Chemical Structure and Dynamics group
Research Interests: Understand the role of nanoparticle surface properties in the cellular interactions, internalization pathways and fate of the particle. Develop and apply fluorescence imaging techniques for investigating dynamic interactions and processes of individual proteins in the living cell.

Palo, Daniel R.
Sr. Process Engineer, Barr Engineering

Paul, Brian K.
Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University
Research Interests: Highly-Parallel Microfluidic Systems; Multi-scale Fabrication Process Development

Pleus, Richard
Managing director and toxicologist, Intertox
Fields of Expertise include: Human Health Risk Assessment; General Toxicology; Respiratory Toxicology; Reproductive/ Developmental, Endocrinological, and Neurological Toxicology and Pharmacology; Risk Communication

Postlethwait, John H.
Professor of Biology, University of Oregon
Research Interests: Genetics of vertebrate development; genome evolution; vertebrate DNA repair mechanisms and cancer biology; the evolution of duplicated genes.

Ramprasad, Sudhir
Research Engineer, Energy and Efficiency Division, PNNL
Research Interests: Microtechnology-based energy and chemical systems; Microchannel separation processes; Lab-on-a-chip

Reed, Scott
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado Denver
Research Interests: Biosensors; Fluorescence Spectroscopy; Sol-gel Based Biosensors; Use of Liposomes for Environmentally Benign Synthesis and Drug Delivery; Nanomedicine

Rempfer, Gertrude F.
Professor Emerita of Physics, Portland State University
Research Interests: Electron Optics; Photoelectron Microscopy (PEM), Low-energy ReflectionvElectron Microscopy (LEEM), Aberration Correction

Rorrer, Gregory L.
Associate Professor , Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University.
Research Interests: Biochemical Engineering, focusing on marine biotechnology and environmental separations. Dr. Rorrer is part of the Biological and Environmental Systems Research Cluster.

Taylor, Richard P.
Associate Professor of Physics, University of Oregon
Research Interests: Classical and quantum conductance of electronic nano-devices. Scientific analysis of fractals, chaos, complexity and other non-linear phenomena

Wamser, Carl C.
Professor of Chemistry, Portland State University
Research Interests:  Organic Chemistry; Solar Energy; Polymers; Porphyrins

Yan, Mingdi
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Portland State University
Research Interests: Surface Functionalization, polymer thin films, molecular imprinting, microfabrication

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