Kurt W Kolasinski , BS (Pittsburgh) PhD (Stanford) CChem MRSC

Professor of Chemistry, joined WCU 2006.
Tel: (610) 436-2968 (office)
Fax: (610) 436-2890
E-mail: kkolasinski@wcupa.edu

Web of Science ResearcherID A-3342-2008

ORCID 0000-0002-9469-2700

My research concentrates on the study of dynamical processes at the surfaces of metals and semiconductors. In particular, I study electrochemical and laser-assisted processes that form nanoscale and larger structures, including:

  • Electroless and metal-assisted etching of silicon to form porous silicon,
  • Anodization to form nanotubes and porous oxides,
  • Laser ablation of Si, Ti, Al, Zn and anything else we can stick in front of a laser.

We characterize these structures with electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, and photoluminescence. Other techniques are provided by our collaborators in Connecticut, Czech Republic, Finland and France.


K. W. Kolasinski, Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience, 4th ed. (Wiley, Chichester, 2019).
K. W. Kolasinski, Physical Chemistry: How Chemistry Works. (John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, October 2016).

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