Carnegie Mellon University Chemical Engineering B.S. 1993
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Chemical Engineering Ph.D. 1998
Dow Corning Corporation / University of Minnesota Polymer Engineering Postdoc 1999
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico Molecular Simulation Postdoc 1999-2000
2006-present Associate Professor University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2000-2006 Assistant Professor Chemical & Materials Engineering Department
- X. Li and S.E. Rankin*, “Influence of Unlimited 3-Membered Ring Cyclization on a Multiscale Dynamic Monte Carlo / Continuum Model of Drying and Curing in Sol-gel Silica Films” Chem. Eng. Sci. 2010 in press.
- J. Ambati and S.E. Rankin*, “Determination of 29Si-1H Spin-Spin Coupling Constants in Organoalkoxysilanes with Nontrivial Scalar Coupling Patterns,” J. Phys. Chem. A 2010 in press.
- R. Xing, H.-J. Lehmler, B.L. Knutson and S.E. Rankin*, “Demixed Micelle Morphology Control in Hydrocarbon / Fluorocarbon Cationic Surfactant Templating of Mesoporous Silica,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2010 114: 17390-17400.
- M.S. Rahman and S.E. Rankin*, “Ternary Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Phase Diagram of Aqueous Mixtures of Maltoside and Cationic Surfactants and its Use for Predictive Synthesis Of Ordered Mesoporous Silica,” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2010 342: 33-42.
- G. Osei-Prempeh, A.-F. Miller, H.-J. Lehmler, B.L. Knutson and S.E. Rankin*, “Fluorocarbon And Hydrocarbon Functional Group Incorporation Into Nanoporous Silica Employing Fluorinated And Hydrocarbon Surfactants As Templates,” Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 2010 129: 189-199.
- R. Xing, H.-J. Lehmler, B.L. Knutson and S.E. Rankin, “Synthesis and Tuning of Bimodal Mesoporous Silica by Combined Hydrocarbon/Fluorocarbon Surfactant Templating” Langmuir 200925: 6486-6492.
- B. Tan, S.M. Vyas, H.J. Lehmler, B.L. Knutson and S.E. Rankin, “Synthesis of Inorganic and Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Hollow Particles Using a Cationic Surfactant with a Partially Fluorinated Tail,” Adv. Func. Mater. 2007 17: 2500-2508.
- V.R. Koganti, D. Dunphy, V. Gowrishankar, M.D. McGehee, X. Li, J. Wang and S.E. Rankin, “Generalized Coating Route to Silica and Titania Films with Orthogonally Tilted Cylindrical Nanopore Arrays,” Nano Lett. 2006 6: 2567-2570.
- B. Tan, H.J. Lehmler, S.M. Vyas, B.L. Knutson and S.E. Rankin, “Fluorinated Surfactant-Templated Synthesis of Hollow Silica Particles with a Single Layer of Mesopores in their Shells,” Adv.Mater. 2005 17: 2368-2371
- B. Tan and S.E. Rankin, “Interfacial Alignment Mechanism of Forming Spherical Silica with Radially Oriented Nanopores,” J. Phys. Chem. B 2004 108: 20122-20129.