Brad Berron, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Areas: biomolecular interactions with interfaces, coatings for drug delivery, electrode modification, enzyme mediated polymerization, interfacial transport phenomena, Materials for biological detection

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering - CME
153 FPAT
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
Phone: 859-257-2791
Fax: 859-323-1929


B.S. Chemical Engineering,  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN 2002

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN  2008



Since 2011    Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky

2009-2011     NIH T32 Institutional Training Fellow, Pediatric Pulmonary Disease

2008-2011     Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Colorado

2003-2007     Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering Fellow

2003-2007     Harold Sterling Vanderbilt Fellow


Recent Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • B. J. Berron, A.M. May, Z. Zheng, V. Balasubramaniam, and C. N. Bowman; “Antigen-Responsive,
    Microfluidic Valves for Single Use Diagnostics.” Lab on a Chip, Accepted.
  • B. J. Berron, L. M. Johnson, X. Ba, J. D. McCall, N. J. Alvey, K. S. Anseth and C. N. Bowman; “Glucose
    Oxidase Mediated Radical Chain Polymerization for Detection of Biorecognition Events in Microtiter
    Assays.” Biotechnol. Bioeng., 108, 1521-1528, 2011.
  • H. J. Avens, B. J. Berron, A. M. May, K. R. Voigt, G. J. Seedorf, V. Balasubramaniam and C. N. Bowman;
    “Sensitive Immunofluorescent Staining of Cells via Generation of Fluorescent Nanoscale Polymer Films in
    Response to Biorecognition,” J. Histochem. Cytochem., 59, 76-87, 2011.
  • H. J. Avens, E. Chang, A. M. May, B. J. Berron, G. J. Seedorf, V. Balasubramaniam and C. N. Bowman;
    “Fluorescent Polymeric Nanocomposite Films Generated by Surface-Mediated Photoinitiation of
    Polymerization” J. Nanoparticle Res., 13, 331-346, 2011.
  • B. J. Berron, C. J. Faulkner, R. E. Fischer, P. A. Payne and G. K. Jennings; “Surface-Initiated Growth of
    Ionomer Films from Pt-Modified Gold Electrodes,” Langmuir, 25, 12721-12728, 2009.
  • P. N. Ciesielski, A. M. Scott, C. J. Faulkner, B. J. Berron, D. Cliffel and G. K. Jennings; “Functionalized
    Nanoporous Gold Leaf Electrode Films for the Immobilization of Photosystem I,” ACSNano, 12, 2465-
    2472, 2008.
  • B. J. Berron, P. A. Payne and G. K. Jennings; “Sulfonation and Characterization of Surface-Tethered
    Polynorbornene,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 47, 7707-7714, 2008.
  • B. J. Berron, E. P. Graybill and G. K. Jennings; “Growth and Structure of Surface-Initiated Poly(nalkylnorbornene) Films,” Langmuir, 23, 11651-11655, 2007.
  • D. Bai, C. L. Hardwick, B. J. Berron and G. K. Jennings; “Kinetics of pH Response for Copolymer Films
    with Dilute Carboxylate Functionality,” J. Phys. Chem. B., 111, 11400-11406, 2007.
  • B. Berron and G. K. Jennings; “Loosely Packed Hydroxyl-Terminated SAMs on Gold,” Langmuir, 22, 7235-
    7240, 2006.