Bionanotechnology Laboratories

51 Lower College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.9518

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Geoff Bothun

  • Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering
  • PD/PI, Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR Track-1
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Dr. Geoffrey D. Bothun is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Professor Bothun received BS degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1998 and MS/PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 2004. He joined URI in 2006 as an Assistant Professor after completing a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2011. In 2012 he was appointed as Director of the Rhode Island Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, which is a statewide initiative supporting nanotechnology research and commercialization. Professor Bothun’s research is in the area of bionanotechnology with an emphasis on membrane biophysics, molecular self-assembly, and colloidal and interfacial phenomena. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Naval Research, the National Aeronautics and Space Association, the National Science Foundation, and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative; and he is a recent recipient of a NSF CAREER Award to provide fundamental insight into nanoparticle-biomembrane interactions.

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Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky

M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno

B.S. Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno

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