Steven Buckner, PhD
Chair and Professor of Chemistry
125 Monsanto Hall
Chair and Professor of Chemistry, St. Louis University, 2002-Present
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, 1983
Our research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and application of nanoscale materials. Nanoscience is a major focus worldwide with the potential to develop and tailor the properties of entirely new classes of materials. There are tremendous possibilities to develop new materials with applications in sensors, catalysts, engineering materials, molecular electronics, and biochemistry. We are currently working on synthesis of new types of semiconductor core-shell nanoparticles and in the synthesis and characterization of nanowires. We use UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, laser flash Photolysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to characterize our materials.