Dr. Jonathan Thompson
Department of Chemistry, 308.865.8356

“Chemistry on a Microchip” will be the topic of a research seminar Friday, Sept. 29, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Dr. Chuck Henry, assistant professor of chemistry at Colorado State University, will be the featured speaker. The first of three featured speakers scheduled this fall by the UNK Department of Chemistry, Dr. Henry will begin his 50 – minute presentation, which is free and open to the public, at 2:30 p.m. in Bruner Hall of Science, Room 402.
The focus of Dr. Henry’s presentation will be the development of novel miniaturized analytical systems using microchip electrophoresis. Dr. Henry has authored 27 published articles and holds three patents as a result of his work.
Before becoming an assistant professor at CSU, Dr. Henry was an assistant professor of chemistry at Mississippi State University from 1999 to 2002 and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas from 1998-1999.
According to UNK professor of chemistry Dr. Jon Thompson, the research seminar series was created to complement the chemistry seminar. He said that the seminar “requires students to be exposed to current research efforts in chemistry in an effort to broaden their horizons.”
The next research seminars will take place Oct. 20 and 27. Seminar speakers will be Dr. Amy Walker of Washington University in St. Louis and Jason Linder of the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab in Lincoln, respectively.