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Greg M. Swain

Greg SwainProfessor, Chemistry

578 S SHAW LN ROOM 314
517-355-9715 x229

Research Interests:
Dr. Swain's research interests are in electroanalytical chemistry, the development of new electrode materials and platforms for chemical and biological sensing, and the application electrochemical-based technologies for pollutant remediation. Research in Swain's group is at the crossroads between physical electrochemistry, material science, and chemical analysis. The growth, characterization, and application of electrically conducting and optically transparent diamond and tetrahedral amorphous carbon thin-film electrodes represent a major focus in his lab. These advanced carbon electrodes possess outstanding properties that render them useful for several electrochemical technologies. Not only is Dr. Swain focused on applying these interesting electrode materials in electrochemical applications but he also seeks to understand how the physical, chemical, and electronic properties of the materials affect their electrochemical response.

Educational Background:
University of Texas at Dallas, B.A., Chemistry, 1985
University of Kansas, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, 1991

Selected Professional Activities:
Dr. Swain's honors include a Young Investigator Award from the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry in 1998, a visiting professor fellowship from INPG-CNRS in Grenoble, France in 2001, a lectureship at the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) in 2009 and a CAPES-Special Visiting Professor Program (Brazil) awardee in 2013. He completed postdoctoral training at Auburn University (Space Power Institute) and at Tohoku University in Japan.


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