Ph.D., Auburn University, 2004
Research Interests: Nanotechnology, Surface Science, and Advanced Materials
Professor Kitchens' research involves design of advanced materials for clean and efficient energy application through technological developments in nanotechnology, renewable resources, membranes and smart materials. The research implements designed functionality of nanomaterials and surfaces using tailored chemical functionalities, material processing using tunable fluids, development of smart materials with switchable properties, and state-of-the-art characterization techniques.
Von White, G.; Chen, Y.; Roder-Hanna, J.; Bothun, G. D.; Kitchens, C. L.: "Structural and Thermal Analysis of Lipid Vesicles Encapsulating Hydrophobic Gold Nanoparticles," ACS Nano, 6 (6), 4678-4685 (2012).
Von White, G.; Kerscher, P.; Brown, R. M.; Morella, J. D.; McAllister, W.; Dean, D.; Kitchens, C. L.; "Green Synthesis of Robust, Biocompatible Silver Nanoparticles Using Garlic Extract," Journal of Nanomaterials, 2012, Article ID 730746, 1-12, (2012).
Von White, G.; Provost, M. G.; Kitchens, C. L.: "Fractionation of Surface-Modified Gold Nanorods Using Gas-Expanded Liquids," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 51 (14), 5181-5189, (2012).
Ureña-Benavides, E. E.; Kitchens, C. L.; "Static Light Scattering of Triaxial Nanoparticle Suspensions in the Rayleigh-Gans-Debye Regime: Application to Cellulose Nanocrystals," RSC Advances, 2, 1096-1105, (2012).
Ureña-Benavides, E. E.; Kitchens Christopher, L., "Cellulose Nanocrystal Reinforced Alginate Fibers – Biomimicry Meets Polymer Processing," Molecular Crystals & Liquid Crystals, 556, 275-287, (2012).
Ureña-Benavides, E. E., Ao, G.; Davis, V.; Kitchens, C. L., "Rheology and Phase Behavior of Lyotropic Cellulose Nanocrystal Suspensions," Macromolecules, 44 (22), 8990–8998 (2011).
Von White II, G., Mohammed, F.S., Kitchens, C. L., "Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Investigation of Gold Nanoparticle Clustering and Ligand Structure Under Anti-Solvent Conditions," J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (38), 18397–18405, (2011).
Mohammed, F.S., Wuttigul, S., Kitchens, C.L., "Dynamic Surface Properties of Amino-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers Incorporating Reversible CO2 Chemistry," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50 (13), 8034–8041, (2011).
Urena-Benavides, E.E., Kitchens, C. L., "Wide-Angle X-ray Diffraction of Cellulose Nanocrystal - Alginate Nanocomposite Fibers," Macromolecules, 44 (9), 3478–3484, (2011).
Urena-Benavides, E. E., Brown, P. B., Kitchens, C. L., "Effect of Jet Stretch and Particle Load on Cellulose Nanocrystal−Alginate Nanocomposite Fibers," Langmuir, 26 (17), 14263–14270, (2010).
White II, G. V., Kitchens, C. L., “Small-Angle Neutron Scattering of Silver Nanoparticles in Gas-Expanded Hexane,” J. Phys. Chem. C., 114 (39), 16285–16291, (2010).
Kitchens, C. L., Roberts, C. B., Liu, J., Ashurst, W. R., Anand, M., White II, G., Hurst, K. M., Saunders, S. R., "Application of Gas eXpanded Liquids for Nanoparticle Processing: Experiment and Theory," ACS Symposium Series - Gas-Expanded Liquids and Near-Critical Media Ch 16. (2008).