Dr. Meagan Elinski

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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Dr. Elinski is an assistant professor of chemistry and joined the Hope faculty in 2020. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Structure-function relationships at surfaces and interfaces
  • Surface chemistry and intermolecular forces
  • Tribology (friction, adhesion, lubrication, and wear), nanotribology
  • Tribochemistry/mechanochemistry
  • Surface analysis: AFM (atomic force microscopy), ATR-FTIR (attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy), SEM/EDS (scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive spectroscopy)


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2018–2020
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 2018
  • B.S. Chemistry, Hope College, 2013

Honors, Grants & Awards

  • Hope College 10 Under 10 Award Recipient, 2020
  • Postdoctoral Academic Diversity Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2018
  • Texas A&M U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship for Research and Teaching, 2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa, inducted 2013

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Dr. Meagan Elinski

Phone Number616.395.6899

Schaap Science Center 2126 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423
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