News and Events:
Master of Science
June 11, 2013
Fadwa Constandinidis – "Synthetic Routes to Halogenated Poly(arylene ether)s,"
1:30 PM, 449 Oelman Hall
Jacqueline Bracco – Awarded a GSA Professional Development Grant for travel to attend the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans. The value of the travel award is $400. Advisor – Dr. Steven R. Higgins
Recent Chemistry Publications:
Ryan Selhorst and Eric Fossum, Department of Chemistry, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, USA, Utilization of N,N-diethyl-3,5-difluorobenzene sulfonamide to prepare functionalized poly(arylene ether)s, Polymer, 54 (2013) pp. 530–535.
Man Xua, Katie Sullivana, Garrett VanNessa, Kevin G. Knaussb, and Steven R. Higginsa, aDepartment of Chemistry, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435, United States,
bEarth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, United States, Dissolution Kinetics and Mechanisms at Dolomite–Water Interfaces: Effects of Electrolyte Specific Ionic Strength, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47 (1), pp 110–118.
C.B. Anders, J. D. Baker, A. C. Stahler, A. Williams, J. N. Sisco, J. C. Trefry, D. P. Wooley, and I. E. Pavel Sizemore, Tangential Flow Ultrafiltration: A “Green” Method for the Size Selection and Concentration of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles, Journal of Visualized Experiment, e4167, 2012, 1-9.
Most Recent Master's Graduates:
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steven higgins, ph.d.
Professor, Chemistry Department, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2011-present
Associate Director, Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, Dayton, Ohio, 2007-present
Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2006-2011
Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2002-2006
Research Scientist, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 1997-2002
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 1996-1997
Ph. D., Analytical Chemistry, 1996, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Chemistry, 1991, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
My research interests cover a broad range of environmental, technological and fundamental problems at solid surfaces and are directed at understanding kinetics and thermodynamics of chemical reactions at solid-liquid interfaces.
My current research projects focus on the study of interfacial chemical dynamics related to problems in environmental chemistry. Understanding the complex surface processes (e.g., diffusion, adsorption/desorption, dissolution/precipitation, and charge transfer reactions) that occur at the boundary between solid and fluid phases is the general goal of my laboratory experiments.
Dr. Steven Higgins
205 Oelman Hall
Department of Chemistry
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435