Steven Higgins, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry
205 Oelman Hall
(937) 775-2479
steven.higgins@wright.edu

Academic Background:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 1996-1997
  • Ph. D., Analytical Chemistry, 1996, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., Chemistry, 1991, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Professional History:

  • Professor, Chemistry Department, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2011-present
  • Associate Director, Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, Dayton, Ohio, 2007-present
  • Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2006-2011
  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2002-2006
  • Research Scientist, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 1997-2002
Research: 

My research interests cover a broad range of environmental, technological and fundamental problems at solid surfaces and are directed at understanding kinetics and thermodynamics of chemical reactions at solid-liquid interfaces.

Current Projects:

My current research projects focus on the study of interfacial chemical dynamics related to problems in environmental chemistry. Understanding the complex surface processes (e.g., diffusion, adsorption/desorption, dissolution/precipitation, and charge transfer reactions) that occur at the boundary between solid and fluid phases is the general goal of my laboratory experiments.