Christopher L. Kitchens
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Clemson University, 127 Earle Hall, Clemson, SC 29634
email@example.com; Tel. (864) 656-2131
Auburn University (Chemical Engineering), Ph.D., 2004
Appalachian State University (Chemistry), B.S., 1999
2012-Present, Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
2010-Present, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Toxicology
2006-2012, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
2004-2006, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Prof. Kitchens’ research involves advanced materials development for technological advancement in the fields of nanotechnology, renewable resources, membranes and smart materials. Our research is focused on the synthesis, processing, and application of surface modified nanomaterials using tailored chemical functionalities. We also employ materials processing with tunable fluids, design of stimuli responsive materials, and neutron scattering characterization techniques. Dr. Kitchens has many educational and outreach activities focused on Nanotechnology, Green Chemistry, and Green Engineering.
Select Products Aligned with the Proposed Work
Ureña-Benavides, E. E.; Kitchens, C. L.; Static Light Scattering of Triaxial Nanoparticle Suspensions in the Rayleigh-Gans-Debye Regime: Application to Cellulose Nanocrystals. RSC Advances, 2012, 2, 1096-1105.
Ureña-Benavides, E. E.; Kitchens Christopher, L., Cellulose Nanocrystal Reinforced Alginate Fibers – Biomimicry Meets Polymer Processing. Molecular Crystals & Liquid Crystals, 2012, 556, 275-287.
Ureña-Benavides, E. E., Ao, G.; Davis, V.; Kitchens, C. L., “Rheology and Phase Behavior of Lyotropic Cellulose Nanocrystal Suspensions.” Macromolecules, 2011, 44 (22), 8990–8998.
Urena-Benavides, E.E., Kitchens, C. L., “Wide-Angle X-ray Diffraction of Cellulose Nanocrystal – Alginate Nanocomposite Fibers,” Macromolecules, 2011, 44 (9), 3478–3484.
Urena-Benavides, E.; Brown, P.; Kitchens, C. L.; “Effect of Jet Stretch and Particles Load on Cellulose Nanocrystal – Alginate Nanocomposite Fibers.” Langmuir 2010; 26 (17); 14263–14270.
Von White, G.; Chen, Y.; Roder-Hanna, J.; Bothun, G. D.; Kitchens, C. L.: Structural and Thermal Analysis of Lipid Vesicles Encapsulating Hydrophobic Gold Nanoparticles. ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (6), 4678–4685.
Von White, G.; Kerscher, P.; Brown, R. M.; Morella, J. D.; McAllister, W.; Dean, D.; Kitchens, C. L.; Green Synthesis of Robust, Biocompatible Silver Nanoparticles Using Garlic Extract. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2012, Article ID 730746, 1-12.
Other Recent Products
- Von White, G.; Provost, M. G.; Kitchens, C. L.: Fractionation of Surface-Modified Gold Nanorods Using Gas-Expanded Liquids. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2012, 51 (14), 5181-5189.
- White, G.; Kitchens, C. L.; “Investigation of Alkanethiol Capped Metal Nanoparticles in CO2 Expanded Hexane using Small Angle Neutron Scattering.” J. Phys. Chem. C 2010; 114 (39); 16285–16291.
- Kitchens, C. L.; Roberts, C. B.; Liu, J.; Ashurst, W. R.; Anand, M.; White II, G. V.; Hurst, K. M.; Saunders, S. R., Application of Gas eXpanded Liquids for Nanoparticle Processing: Experiment and Theory. In Gas-expanded liquids & near-critical media green chemistry & engineering (ACS Symposium series, 1006) Hutchenson, K. W.; Scurto, A. M.; Subramaniam, B., Eds. 2008; p 18.
Member, Materials Research Society (2004- )
Member, American Chemical Society, ACS (2002- )
Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, AIChE (2001- )
Member, American Society of Engineering Education, ASEE (2007- )
COLLABORATORS AND OTHER AFFILIATES (LAST 48 MONTHS)
Ashurst, R., Auburn University
Bossev, D., Indiana University
Bothun, G., Univ. of Rhode Island
Brown, P., Clemson University
Bruce, D., Clemson University
Davis, V., Auburn University
Dean, D., Clemson University
Focke, W., Univ. of Pretoria, South Africa
Greene, A., Clemson University
Harrison, G., Clemson University
Husson, S., Clemson University
Klaine, S. Clemson University
Kline, S., NIST Center for Neutron Research
Kropp, J., University of Florida
McNealy, T., Clemson University
Mefford, O. T., Clemson University
Melnichenko, Y., HFIR ORNL
Powell, B., Clemson University
Tharayil, N., Clemson University
Tyagi, M., NIST Center for Neutron Research
Wells, C., Clemson University
Christopher B. Roberts, Department of Chemical Engineering, Auburn University
Charles A. Eckert, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech
Charles L. Liotta, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Tech
Ph. D. Students (5 current)