Analytical, Physical, & Materials Chemistry
Education & Experience
B.S. Chemistry, University of California at Davis 1990.
Ph.D. University of Utah 1995.
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Cambridge University 1995-6.
Assistant Professor 1996 - 2001.
Associate Professor 2001 - 2005.
Professor 2005 - present.
Director, Advanced Mater. Sci. & Engin. Center 2007 - 2010.
Visiting Fellow, Oxford University 2002-3.
Visiting Fellow, Cambridge University 2010-11.
Selected Awards and Honors
WWU Simpson Bridging Award (2010)
WWU Olscamp Research Award (2005)
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2001)
U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2000)
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2000)
Dreyfus Foundation New
Faculty Start-up Grant (1996)
University of Utah Cheves T. Walling Graduate Research Award (1995)
American Vacuum Society Graduate Student Award (1994)
Union Carbide Corp. Kenan Analytical Chemistry Award (1993)
Research & Educational Interests
Patrick specializes in surface and materials chemistry, ordered molecular systems, and organic thin films. His recent work, supported by nearly $3M in external grants over the past 10 years, includes investigations of thermotropic liquid crystal solvents, studies of deposition and growth mechanisms in organic thin films, and the development of nanostructured fluorescent materials for solar energy applications. Patrick’s educational activities focus on the involvement of undergraduates in research and teaching in the areas of analytical, physical and general chemistry.
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