Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama


The group is made up of the following assortment of characters:

Name

Contact information

Dr. Shane Street

sstreet@bama.ua.edu

David Arrington

arrin003@bama.ua.edu

James Burgess

burge023@bama.ua.edu

Micheal Curry

curry003@bama.ua.edu

Brent Helms

helms003@bama.ua.edu

Shelby Shuler

shule001@bama.ua.edu

Haiying Wan

wan002@bama.ua.edu


PRIMARY AREAS OF RESEARCH

We employ ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) techniques such as Auger electron spectroscopy, temperature programmed desorption (TPD), and reflectance-absorbance infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) to investigate the interaction of molecules with well-characterized surfaces.

 

We use dendrimer materials to prepare metal-organic nanocomposite ultrathin films with unusual physical and mechanical properties, to pattern organic and metallic structures, and as templates for metal nanoparticle formation.

 

We use sol-gel methods to prepare solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electrolyte and anode materials.  We also have a program to prepare nanoparticle metals at the interface of polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM).

Comments to: sstreet@bama.ua.edu or arrin003@bama.ua.edu