Dr. Susan E. Bates

Associate Professor of Chemistry



Ph.D., Chemistry (1994)

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Thesis Advisor: Professor William E. Buhro

Dissertation Title: "Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Titanium Diboride and Titanium Diboride-Containing Nanocomposites by Solution Phase Processing"

A.M., Chemistry (1991)

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

B.A., Chemistry (1989)

cum laude, Honors in Liberal Arts

Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois


Professional Experience:

Associate Professor of Chemistry (1996 - present)

Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio

Post-doctoral Research Appointee (1994-96)

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tamara Ulibarri, Research Supervisor

Prepared silica/siloxane composite materials reinforced via in situ sol-gel techniques for commercial development in collaboration with Dow Corning under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

Evaluated the mechanical properties of these composites

Manipulated formulations to maximize desirable mechanical properties and provide systematic control of materials

Synthesized, purified and characterized functionalized siloxane polymers and precursors



Professional Affiliations:

American Chemical Society

Co-advisor of Ohio Northern University Student Affiliate Chapter

Member of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry and the Division of Chemical Education

Sigma Xi (National Science Research Honorary)

Project Kaleidoscope Faculty for the 21st Century

Council on Undergraduate Research

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