Published on April 13, 2009  

Professor Brian W. Gregory was recently awarded a three-year, $65,000 research grant from the American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) for his work involving mass spectrometry studies of multicomponent self-assembled monolayer (SAM) films of alkanethiols on metal surfaces. Multicomponent SAMs of various types are currently being explored as templates for cell adhesion and growth, as surfaces which enhance human blood plasma coagulation, and as surface coatings for DNA microarray applications. 

This grant allows Prof. Gregory to continue his work in this area, which was initiated with a major research grant from the National Science Foundation in 2006.