Dr. Kenneth Brown

Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair
616.395.7173brownk@hope.edu
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Dr. Kenneth Brown has been at Hope since 1999. He has held the various positions of an assistant professor of chemistry (term), assistant professor of chemistry and associate professor of chemistry.

See Dr. Brown's current research

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Electrochemical preparation and characterization of chemically modified electrodes
  • Chemical aspects of ethnobotany and plant physiology

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., chemistry, Oklahoma State University, 1999
  • B.S., chemistry, Oral Roberts University, 1993

Additional Experience

  • A. Paul Schaap Fellow, Hope College, 2014
  • Global Shalom Fellow, Hope College, 2014
  • Teaching assistant, Department of Chemistry at Oklahoma State University, 1995–1999
  • NASA Graduate Fellowship, Oklahoma State University, 1995
  • Research assistant, Dowell Schlumberger, 1994–1995
  • Analytical chemist, Lab One Analytical, 1993–1994

HONORS, GRANTS, and AWARDS

  • National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates, $275,000 (2013–2016)
  • National Science Foundation-Research Experience for Undergraduates, $344,333 (2009–2012)
  • Hope College-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Development Grants for Research, $8,000 (2013–2014)
  • Hope College-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Development Grants for Research, $15,000 (2013–2014)
  • National Science Foundation-Collaborative Research at Undergraduate Institutions, $355,544 (2011–2015)
  • Jacob E. Nyenhuis Faculty Development Grant, $8,100 (2010–2011)
  • Dean of Natural Science and Applied Sciences Division Mentoring, Advising, and Teaching Award (2010)
  • National Science Foundation-Research Site for Educators in Chemistry, $11,500 (2006–2007)
  • National Science Foundation-Collaborative Research at Undergraduate Institutions, $816,773 (2004–2008)
  • National Science Foundation-Major Research Instrumentation, $719,035 (2003–2005)
  • NASA Michigan Space Grant, $10,000 (2001–2002)

Selected Publications

  • “Phylogentics and Biogeography of Apios (Fabaceae) inferred From Sequences of Nuclear and Plastid Genes,” with J. Li, J. Jiang, H. Vander Stel, A. Homkes, J. Corajod  and Z. Chen, International Journal of Plant Sciences, 175(7), 2014
  • “Determination of Genistein and Protein Content in Apios Carnea and Apios Fortunei from China, and Apios Americana,” with J. Li, K. Wirth, E. Wilkins, J. Tufts and F. Bahema, Modern Applied Science, 9(1), 2014
  • “A Study of Dissolve Gas Dynamics in Mixed Stream Electrolyzed Water,” with K. Klunder, F. Heckman, K.L. Brown and G.F. Peaslee, The Journal of Electrochemistry, 80(8), 2012
  • “Characterization of Tris (5-amino-1,10- phenanthroline) Ruthenium(II/III) Polymer Films Using Cyclic Voltammetry and Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry,” with X. Hou, O. Banks, K.A. Krueger, J. Hinson, G.F. Peaslee, P.A. DeYoung, S.M. Alger, J. Benzer and T. Neils, International Journal of Chemistry, 3(4), 2011
  • “Cyclic Voltammetric Studies of Electropolymerized Films Based on Ruthenium(II/III)Bis(1,10 phenanthroline)( 4-methyl-4’vinyl-2,2’-bibyridine),” with S.B. Gray, International Journal of Chemistry, 2.2, 2010
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Dr. Kenneth Brown

Phone Number616.395.7173

Schaap Science Center 2116A 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605
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