The medal, given annually by the
A UB faculty member since 1998, Swihart is a professor of chemical and biological engineering in the
He will be presented with the medal in "recognition of his pioneering research in the field of inorganic nanoparticle synthesis and processing, and for his outstanding record of accomplishment in scholarship, teaching, and service in the field of chemistry in
Swihart serves as director of UB's Integrated Nanostructured Systems Materials initiative, which guides the university's nanoscience and nanotechnology research. His work centers primarily on:
* the synthesis, surface modification and applications of nanomaterials.
* chemical nucleation and growth of aerosol particles.
* detailed chemical kinetic, fluid dynamic and aerosol dynamic modeling of high temperature vapor phase materials processing.
Primarily funded by the
Additionally, Swihart serves as co-director of the
Swihart is a past recipient of the J.B. Wagner Young Investigator Award from the High Temperature Materials division of the
He has co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed journal manuscripts and three book chapters. He is co-inventor on five U.S. patents and has served as an advisor to about 40 master's and doctoral students, and more than 70 undergraduates.
Swihart was raised in rural
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