Home > Academics > Academic Programs > Chemistry Home > Faculty/Staff > Kate Queeney
Professor of Chemistry
Office: Ford Hall 010
Office Hours: M W 10:30-11:30 am, F 2-3 pm or by appointment or drop-in.
Ph.D., Harvard University, Physical Chemistry
Advisor, Cynthia Friend
B.A., Williams College, Chemistry
Advisor, Enrique Peacock-Lopez
Smith College, 2012-present
Professor of Chemistry
Smith College, 2008-2013
Faculty Director of Advising
Smith College, 2006-2012
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Smith College, 2000-2006
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, 1998-2000
Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, Department of Optical Physics
Fall: CHM 111, CHM 346 lab
Spring: CHM 332, CHM332 lab
Surface chemistry. We are currently exploring the combined effects of surface chemistry and surface nanotopography on the nucleation of biofilms on silicon-based substrates. One part of this project focuses on developing robust and flexible ways to simultaneously vary both these surface properties, using an aqueous process discovered in our lab to create regular arrays of nanoscale features on hydrogen-terminated silicon. A second part of tjhe project, undertaken in collaboration with Prof. Rob Dorit of Biological Sciences, is examining the nucleation of biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on these surfaces to see if and how this organism is sensitive to the underlying surface. Finally, we are also interested in optimizing experimental techniques to characterize the adsorption of biomolecules on these nanoscale features.
* denotes Smith undergraduate co-author
C. Say* and K. T. Queeney, “Chemical Functionalization of Water-Etched Silicon,” in Nanoscale Pattern Formation, edited by E. Chason, R. Cuerno, J. Gray, K.-H. Heinig (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1228E, Warrendale, PA, 2010), 1228-KK05-34.
Kulkarni, M*; Green, S. K.*; Shea, C.*; Queeney, K. T. "Role of Etching in Aqueous Oxidation of Hydrogen-Terminated Si(100)," J. Phys. Chem. C., 2009, 113, 10206-10214.
Faggin, M. F.; Green, S. K.;* Clark, I. T.; Queeney, K. T.; Hines, M. A. "Production of Highly Homogeneous Si(100) Surfaces by H2O Etching: Surface Morphology and the Role of Strain," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 11455-11462.
Herzig-Marx, R.;* Queeney, K. T.; Jackman, R. J.; Schmidt, M. A.; Jensen, K. F. "Infrared spectroscopy for chemically specific detection in silicon-based microreactors," Anal. Chem. 2004, 76(21), 6476-6483.
Queeney, K. T.; Herbots, N.; Shaw, J. T.; Atluri, V.; Chabal, Y. J. "Infrared spectroscopic analysis of an ordered Si/SiO2 interface," Appl. Phys. Lett. 2004, 84(4), 493-495.
Queeney, K. T.; Weldon, M. K.; Chabal, Y. J.; Raghavachari, K. "The microscopic origin of optical phonon evolution during water oxidation of Si(100)," J. Chem. Phys. 2003, 119(4), 2307-2313.