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Lee R Sharpe

Associate Professor

Professor Sharpe is interested in the development of environmental chemical sensors based on fluorescent, powdered, semiconductor materials. He and his students have found that these materials indicate the presence of pollutants such as sulfur dioxide (precursor of acid rain) by the decrease in the fluorescent intensity of the semiconducting materials. Another area of interest is the use of Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure, EXAFS, spectroscopy to study ion conductivity in polymersSharpe Summer 2014 Research Description

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-3008


(641) 269-4984

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On-Campus Address: 

2035 Science
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Education / Degrees: 

Postdoctoral Fellow 1987-89, University of Cincinnati Ph.D., 1987, University of Wisconsin-Madison B.A., 1983, Ripon College (Elected to Phi Beta Kappa 1983)

Courses Taught: 

CHM 129 General Chemistry CHM 210 Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry (formerly 130) CHM 358 Instrumental Analysis SCI Scientific Glassblowing TUT (Tutorial) Is it Worth the Risk?

Primary Academic Interest: 

The development of environmental chemical sensors based on fluorescent
semiconductor materials.