Stephen E. Rankin, Ph.D.


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University of Kentucky, College of Engineering

Professional Preparation

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

Selected publications

  • K. Ghosh, H.-J. Lehmler, S.E. Rankin and B.L. Knutson*, “Processing of Surfactant Templated NanoStructured Silica Films using Compressed Carbon Dioxide as Interpreted from In-Situ Fluorescence
    Spectroscopy” J. Phys. Chem. C2012 116: 11646-11655.

  • Q. Wu, J.C. Li, R. Deshpande, N. Subramanian, F. Yang*, Y.T. Cheng* and S.E. Rankin*, “Aligned TiO2
    Nanotube Arrays as Durable Lithium-Ion Battery Negative Electrodes,” J. Phys. Chem. C2012 116:

  • X. Li and S.E. Rankin*, “Multiscale Modeling of the Effects of Unlimited 4-membered Ring Formation on
    Sol-Gel Silica Film Molecular Structure,” AIChE J. 2012 in press, DOI: 10.1002/aic.13853.

  • J. Ambati, A.M. Lopez, D. Cochran, P. Wattamwar, K. Bean, T.D. Dziubla and S.E. Rankin*, “Engineered
    Silica Nanocarriers as a High-payload Delivery Vehicle for Antioxidant Enzymes,” Acta Biomateriala
    2012 8: 2096-2103.

  • Q.L. Wu and S.E. Rankin*, “Tuning the Mesopore Size of Titania Thin Films Using a Polymeric Swelling
    Agent,” J. Phys. Chem. C2011 115: 11925-11933.

  • M.S. Rahman and S.E. Rankin*, “Predictive synthesis of ordered mesoporous silica with maltoside and
    cationic surfactants based on aqueous lyotropic phase behavior,” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2010 342: 33-

  • 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 2009 25: 6486-

  • 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.