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Directories

Directories

Dr. Chad L. Leverette Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair
Interim Dean of the College of Sciences and Engineering

Contact Information

SBDG 312
Analytical Chemistry
803-641-3291

Additional Information

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Courses Taught

General Chemistry I and II, Quantitative Analysis, Instrumental Analysis

 


Education

B.S.: Chemistry, Erskine College (1996)

Ph.D.: University of Georgia, (2000)

Post-Doc/Professional Experience: Senior Research Scientist II, Cargill, Incorporated, (2003-2004); Senior Research Scientist I, Cargill, Incorporated, (2001-2003)

 


Research Interests

Nanostructure Fabrication, Nanofilms, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Surface-Enhanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (SERS and SEIRA)


Research Experiences

Dr. Chad Leverette and his students have been very successful in designing new sensor materials at the nanoscale using several methods of nanofabrication, including physical vapor deposition. The new sensor materials are used as substrates for surface-enhanced vibrational spectroscopy (i.e., SERS and SEIRA) to detect and differentiate trace amounts of various radioactive environmental contaminants at the Dept. of Energy Savannah River Site.