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Christine E. Evans
University of Michigan

Presently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Christine Evans received her B.S. degree from Oregon State University and her Ph.D. from Michigan State University. After two years of post-doctoral study with Paul W. Bohn at the University of Illinois-Urbana, she joined the faculty at Michigan in 1993. Honors and awards include the Eli Lilly Research Excellence Award and the General Electric Junior Faculty Fellowship. Professor Evans' research interests center on the development of a molecular-level understanding of separations and those interactions leading to selective speciation. Research is focused in two primary areas: Pressure studies and Interfacial design. Pressure-induced perturbations in interaction equilibria are under investigation from both theoretical and experimental perspectives. The implications of these studies are both fundamental and pragmatic, advancing basic understanding of the separation process as well as improving the practice of separation science. Interfacial studies are focused on the design and fabrication of monolayer polymers for separations and sensor applications. The robust monolayers under investigation make possible the nanoscale control of interfacial properties necessary in separation science. A new collaboration has recently begun with James Penner-Hahn (UM) focused on the design and application of capillary electrophoresis coupled with X-ray fluorescence detection (CE-XRF). This exciting new technique combines the separating power of capillary electrophoresis with the element-specific detection of X-ray fluorescence. Studies are underway to implement this technique for biological and environmental measurements including the analysis of metalloproteins.

Curriculum Vita - Christine E. Evans


Date of Birth: March 18, 1958
Place of Birth: Anchorage, AK
Nationality: United States Citizen


Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University, 1991.
B.S. in Chemistry from Oregon State University, 1980.

Honors and Awards

General Electric Junior Faculty Award (1995).
Eli Lilly Research Excellence Award (1995).
Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan (1993).
Continuing Doctoral Fellowship, Michigan State University (1988).
Dow Academic-Year Fellowship, Michigan State University (1988).
Merit-level Teaching Award, Michigan State University (1988).
Dow Summer Research Fellowship, Michigan State University (1986).

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Michigan
September 1993 to present
Research Associate of Chemistry
University of Illinois
February 1991 - July 1993
Research/Teaching Assistant of Chemistry
Michigan State University
September 1984 - January 1991
Chemist (GS-9)
USDA Forest Service
Forest Sciences Laboratory, Corvallis, OR
June 1981 - August 1984

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society
Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Sigma Xi