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Timothy Brewer

L054 Mark Jefferson Science Complex


[email protected]


Ph.D. Stanford University, 1998
B.S.  University of Dayton, 1989

Physical Chemistry

Interests and Expertise

My chief interest is in the properties of gold and silver nanoparticles.  My research involves the synthesis, characterization, and application of nanomaterials.  These materials are then studied for their unique optical and electrical properties as sensing agents and their influence on various fluorophores in solution.


Physical Chemistry Laboratory Experiment: The Study of Silver Nanopartparticles Influence on the Fluorescent Properties of Ruthenium(II) Tris(bipyridine) Chloride, The Chemical Educator, Vol. 18. 66, 2013.

Professional Affiliation

American Chemical Society

Courses Taught

General Chemistry (Chem 121, 122, 123, 124)
Physical Chemistry (Chem 461, 463, 465)
Nanoscience Graduate Course

The Department of Chemistry is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold