Chemistry Seminar: Measuring Molecules Near Surfaces
Chemistry and Materials Science Seminar
Measuring Molecules Near Surfaces: Better than a Needle in a Haystack
Dr. Scott K. Shaw
Associate Professor of Chemistry
The University of Iowa, Iowa City
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This seminar may be attended in person in 2305 Gosnell Hall or online via Zoom.
Dr. Shaw will present a review analytical surface science projects in the Shaw Group at UIowa. He will highlight the general approaches to studying interfacial species and discuss recent results of our work in ionic liquids, electrochemistry, surface modification, and environmental surfaces.
The presentation will review analytical surface science projects in the Shaw Group at UIowa. I will highlight the general approaches to studying interfacial species and discuss recent results of our work in ionic liquids, electrochemistry, surface modification, and environmental surfaces. Research in the Shaw group can be summarized as analytical surface science. The group combines modern analytical techniques with materials and physical chemistry to create new understanding of molecular-level behaviors at interfaces. Current and start-up projects span chemical systems that are both fundamentally intriguing and extremely relevant to current needs of our technology-driven society. Advances in these areas allow predictive design of new, improved devices in a range of applications including energy production, corrosion science, and environmental remediation. Experimental techniques encompass surface-sensitive optical spectroscopies, non-linear spectroscopies, probe microscopies, electrochemical methods, tensiometry, and novel sample preparation techniques, all targeted at revealing the interfacial properties of otherwise opaque chemical systems.
Education and Training:
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Certificate in Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2008
B.A. of Chemistry and Secondary Education Certificate, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, 2003.
UIowa Dean’s Scholar Award (2019); NSF CAREER Awardee (2017); Cottrell Scholar Award, (2016); Monmouth College Distinguished Young Alumni (2016); ACSP2F Scholarship Award (2012); (2011) ACS-YCC Leadership Development Scholarship (2011); NSF Postdoctoral Scholar, (2010); Office of Naval Research Travel Award, (2009); Marie Curie Experienced Researcher, University of Liverpool, U.K., (2009); Visiting Scientist, Durham University, U.K., (2008); Eastman-Kodak, Graduate Fellowship, (2006).
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