Charles M. Lukehart
Charles M. Lukehart received the B.S. in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1968, and his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (with F. A. Cotton) in 1972. He served as Postdoctoral Associate from 1972 to 1973 at Texas A&M University (with F. A. Cotton). Dr. Lukehart is currently a Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, USA. He held academic positions at Vanderbilt University as an Assistant Professor from 1973 to 1977, an Associate Professor from 1977 to 1982, and a Professor since 1982. He was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1979) and a Honda Initiation Grant Award (2004). Lukehart was elected Chairman of the Nashville Section of the American Chemical Society for the years 1979 and 1992. Dr. Lukehart has served as Coeditor, Journal of Cluster Science, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 1998; Managing Coeditor, Journal of Cluster Science, Springer, since 1998; Organometallic Chemistry, and Catalysis, Solid-State Chemistry, Materials, and Nanomaterials Sections Editor, “Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry,” Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2005; Organometallics Editor, “Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry,” John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1994. He is author of a textbook titled Fundamental Transition Metal Organometallic Chemistry, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company (Wadsworth), 1985. His research interests include nanoparticle synthesis using organometallic complexes as single-source precursors of binary or ternary metal alloy, intermetallic, or interstitial compositions; synthesis of fuel cell catalysts, sol-gel ceramics, carbon nanofiber, and nanodiamond materials including carbon nanofiber/alkali metal intercalates, carbon nanofiber/carbon felt mats, carbon nanofiber/carbon paper mats, polymer brushes, and polymer nanocomposites.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2011