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Schwartz, Daniel K. Professor and Glenn L. Murphy Chair


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research overview

  • Prof. Schwartz’s research involves the development and use of novel surface modification and surface characterization methods to study molecular behavior at interfaces. Applications of this research are in the areas of biomaterials, molecular self-assembly, chemical and biosensing, catalysis, nanomaterials, bimolecular separations, and therapeutic protein stability.


  • interfacial phenomena, surface modification, single-molecule microscopy, surface fouling, biomaterials, proteins, DNA, catalysis, self-assembly, biosensing


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courses taught

  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.
  • CHEN 5370 - Intermediate Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Reviews fundamentals of thermodynamics, application to pure fluids and mixtures, and physical equilibrium and changes of state. Examines the equation of state and computation of fluid properties for pure fluids, mixtures and solutions. Also looks at relations between thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Department enforced prerequisite: an undergraduate course in chemical thermodynamics.
  • CHEN 5919 - Special Topics in CHBE
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 5 total credit hours.
  • CHEN 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
  • MSEN 5370 - Materials Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Reviews thermodynamics fundamentals and applies them to understand the chemical, thermal and mechanical behavior of materials. Examines equations of state, solution theory, equilibrium diagrams and phase changes.


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