Scott Shaw Promoted to Associate Professor

Shaw research group
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 12:30pm

Scott K. Shaw has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.  Professor Shaw joined the Chemistry faculty at the University of Iowa in the fall of 2012. Scott is a Midwest native; he was born in rural Illinois and received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry with secondary education certificate from Monmouth College. In 2003 he started doctoral training in Chemistry under Andy Gewirth at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. In 2008 he held later held postdoctoral positions with David Schiffrin (Liverpool, UK), and Colin Bain (Durham, U.K.), and was awarded a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in 2010 which he spent at the University of Arizona at Tucson with the group of Jeanne Pemberton. Prof. Shaw teaches analytical chemistry courses and leads a group of ten graduate students and four undergraduate students. Together they investigate the structures and functions of chemical interfaces and thin films using spectroscopy, (probe) microscopy, electrochemistry, and many other analytical techniques. Current projects include measuring the structure and properties of fluid-solid interfaces, developing chemical systems for CO2 recycling, and linking the architectures of environmental interfaces to the fate and transport of persistent organic pollutants. These projects are currently supported by the National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement, and the Department of Defense. Prof. Shaw also leads the Rural Scholar’s program at Iowa, which introduces first year students to STEM research each year by guiding them in genuine laboratory investigations of their own design.