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C. Grant Willsonwillson@che.utexas.edu
Professor of Chemical Engineering Rashid Engineering Regents Chair
BS, University of California - Berkeley, 1962
MS, San Diego State University, 1969
PhD, University of California - Berkeley, 1973
ACS Heroes in Chemistry Award, 2005
ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science; Fritz Zernike Award, SPIE 2005, 2005
Fellow of the PMSE Division of ACS, 2000
National Academy of Sciences Award for Chemistry in Service to Society, 1999
Malcolm E. Pruitt Award, 1999
SRC Aristotle Award, 1998
SRC Technical Excellence Award, 1996
Alumnus of the Year, San Diego State University, 1993
ACS Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science, 1993
Elected to National Academy of Engineering, 1992
ACS Carothers Awards, 1992
ACS Award in Chemistry of Materials, 1991
Alexander Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, FRG, 1988
A.D. Doolittle Award, PMSE Division of ACS, 1986
Beckman Center for the Design and Fabrication of Sensor Arrays; Microelectronics Research Center; Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology; Environmental Science Institute; Texas Materials Institute
Organic Materials for Microelectronics: Polymer Synthesis, Photoresists, Liquid Crystals, Photochemistry
Our research projects are chosen to provide students with an interesting, challenging, and important interdisciplinary problem that will produce new and useful knowledge. The projects are designed to provide a framework in which graduate students learn to design and carry out experiments and to report the results of their work in written and oral form. Our group webpage is the best source of detailed information about the research group and current projects. The focus of the activity is the synthesis of new organic materials with properties that are valuable for engineering applications.
Bates, Christopher M.; Strahan, Jeffrey R.; Santos, Logan J.; Mueller, Brennen K.; Bamgbade, Benjamin O.; Lee, Jonathan A.; Katzenstein, Joshua M.; Ellison, Christopher J.; Willson, C. Grant. “Polymeric Crosslinked Surface Treatments for Controlling Block Copolymer Orientation in Thin Films,” Langmuir, 27(5), 2000-2006 (2011).
Gu, Xinyu; Bates, Christopher; Cho, Younjin; Costner, Elizabeth; Marzuka, Fernando; Nagai, Tomoki; Ogata, Toshiyuki; Shi, Chuan; Sundaresan, Arun K.; Turro, Nicholas; Bristol, Robert; Zimmerman, Paul; Willson, C. Grant. “A New Materials-based Pitch Division Technique,” Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, 22 (6), 773-781 (2009).
Chauhan, Siddharth; Palmieri, Frank; Bonnecaze, Roger T.; Willson, C. Grant “Pinning at Template Feature Edges for Step and Flash Imprint Lithography” Journal of Applied Physics 106(3), 034902/1-034902/6. (2009).
Costner, Elizabeth A.; Long, Brian K.; Navar, Carlos; Jockusch, Steffen; Lei, Xuegong; Zimmerman, Paul; Campion, Alan; Turro, Nicholas J.; Willson, C. Grant. “Fundamental Optical Properties of Linear and Cyclic Alkanes: VUV Absorbance and Index of Refraction” J. Phys. Chem. A. 113(33), 9337-9347 (2009).
Strahan, Jeff; Adams, Jacob; Jen, Wei-Lun; Vanleenhove, Anja; Neikirk, Colin C.; Rochelle, Timothy; Gronheid, Roel; Willson, C. Grant. “Fluorinated polymethacrylates as highly sensitive non-chemically amplified e-beam resists” Proc. SPIE 7273, 72733G/1-72733G/10 (2009).