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Dr. Gregory Scott



Physical Chemistry
Chemical Education


B.S. Chemistry, Concentration in Computer Science, Davidson College NC 2004
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana 2011
Teach for America, Brownsville TX 2004-06

Office: Baker Center - Bldg 180 - 306E

Phone: (805) 756-2617


Research Interests:
  • Characterization of nanomaterials via scanning probe microscopies (scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy).
  • Identification of the relationships among morphological, electrical, and optical properties of nanomaterials.
  • Controlling chemically-induced defects and functionalities in carbon nanomaterials.
  • Development of visualiizations and manipulatives for use in chemical education.
  • Creation of K-12 outreach lessons for use by scientists and classroom teachers.


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