Chris is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University. Chris received a B.S. in Chemistry from Appalachian State University in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University in 2004, under the guidance of Christopher Roberts.
Following a 2-year post-doc appointment at Georgia Institute of Technology with Chuck Eckert, he joined the Chemical Engineering faculty at Clemson University in 2006. Since then, he has established a research group that is focused on advanced materials development for technological advancement in the fields of nanotechnology, renewable resources, membranes and smart materials.
Specific research interests include the synthesis, processing, and application of surface modified nanomaterials for drug delivery, the fate of engineered nanomaterials in the environment, nanocomposites derived from renewable resources, and development of next-generation fertilizers for developing nations. Chris also employs materials processing with tunable fluids, design of stimuli responsive materials, and neutron scattering characterization techniques.
Chris has many educational and outreach activities focused on Nanotechnology, Green Chemistry, and Green Engineering.