Current Higgins Research Members
Former Higgins Group Members
steven higgins, ph.d. - Former research group members
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry
Ph.D., Environmental Science, Ohio State University, 2008
Research interests: mineral-water interfaces, spectroscopic and microscopic methods for interface analysis, environmental chemistry
M.S. 2011 Analytical Chemistry
B.A., Chemistry, Miami University, 2009
Thesis: "Effects of crystal orientation on the dissolution kinetics of calcite by chemical and microscopic analyses"
M.S. 2010 Analytical Chemistry
Thesis: "Near equilibrium Dissolution of Calcite Using a Flow Through-Reactor"
B.S. 2009 Chemistry
Campbell, B. D., Hu, X., and Higgins, S. R. (2009) A computer program for automated step edge motion analysis from scanning probe microscopy images. Surface Science, 603, 1034-1040.
Undergraduate Student Intern - Utrecht College, Netherlands, 2008-09
Current Location: Wright State University, Chemistry Graduate Student with Dr. Higgins
Ph.D. Environmental Science, 2008
Current Location: Exxon-Mobil
Dr. Xiaoming Hu
Postdoctoral Research Associate - 2003-09
"Properties of Ca-Rich and Mg-Rich Carbonate Films on Dolomite: Implications for Compositional Surface Mapping with Scanning Force Microscopy " X. Hu, Pablo Cubillas and Steven R. Higgins.
Langmuir, 2010, 26, 4769-4775
Postdoctoral Research Associate - 2005-06
Friction characteristics of Cd-rich carbonate films on calcite surfaces: Implications for compositional differentiation at the nanometer scale. Cubillas P. and Higgins S. R., Geochemical Transactions, 2009, 10, 7.
Current Location: working on a Leverhulme Fellowship, Univ. of Manchester, UK
Other former members:
Mr. Marco Evertz (Undergraduate Intern, Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences, 2011)
Ms. Kathryn Sullivan (Undergraduate Student-Chemistry, 2011)
Ms. Jenna Malloy (High School Summer Intern, 2009) - student at Centerville High School
Ms. Melinda Watters (Graduate Student - Chemistry, 2006-2008)
Mr. Brandon Tingley (Undergraduate Student-Chemistry, 2007)
Ms. Rosalyn DaSalla (Undergraduate Student, 2007)
Mr. Aaron Huelsman (Undergraduate Student - BS in Chemistry 2003)
Ms. Luann Piazza (Laboratory Assistant, 2004)
Mr. Greg Warren (Undergraduate Student, 2006)