Curriculum Vitae


Soft Materials, Polymer Science, Materials for Energy and Nanomedicine
Multi-Scale and Multi-Method Characterization including NMR Diffusometry, Spectroscopy, and Imaging  

Office: Davidson 319
Madsen Labs: 1009/1011 Hahn Hall South
Phone: 540-231-1270

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, 2006-present
Visiting Scientist, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 2005
Postoctoral Associate, University of North Carolina, 2002-2006
PhD California Institute of Technology (NSF & Dow Fellowships), 2002
BA Grinnell College (Iowa), 1994

Honors and Awards:

John C. Schug Research Award, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, 2013
Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator, 2013
2013 Luckhurst-Samulski Prize (best paper of 2012 in journal Liquid Crystals)
NSF CAREER Award, 2009
MAP-MURI SEED Award, 2006
Dow Graduate Fellowship, 1998-99
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Service Award, Caltech, 1999
NSF Graduate Fellowship, 1995-98
Phi Beta Kappa, 1994
Smith Award for Excellence in Chemistry, Grinnell College, 1994
Pew Midstates Consortium Summer Research Fellowship, Summer 1993
Trustee Honor Fellowship, Grinnell College, 1990-1994