Greg Ferguson

Greg Ferguson
Seeley G. Mudd, Room 693
(610) 758-3462

Research Interests:

Surface and nanomaterials chemistry of metals, semiconductors and polymers

Specific Research Projects

Teaching Interests/Philosophy:

Teaching can clearly accomplish some concrete goals, measured in test scores and course evaluations that appeal to those inclined to quantify and tabulate values. But there are also values of another sort, less quantifiable but no less important, such as the importance to science of its students retaining and nurturing their natural curiosity.

Selected Publications:

"Development of Cathodic Silence in an Oxide Film on a Gold Electrode”, R.G.P. Giron and G.S. Ferguson, Electrochimica Acta 2015180, 560–563.

“Electrokinetics of Polar Liquids in Contact with Nonpolar Surfaces”, C.-H. Lin, G. S. Ferguson, and M.K. Chaudhury, Langmuir 2013, doi: 10.1021/la4008813.

“Spatially Selective Formation of Hydrocarbon, Fluorocarbon, and Hydroxyl-Terminated Monolayers on a Microelectrode Array”, Kevin M. Cook, Daniel A. Nissley, and Gregory S. Ferguson, Langmuir 2013, 29, 6779–6783.

“Relative Lability of Gold-Oxide Thin Films in Contact with Air, Solvents, or Electrolyte Solutions,” K.M. Cook and G.S. Ferguson, J. Vac. Sci. & Technol. A 2013, 31, 021508; doi: 10.1116/1.4791687.

“Gold Oxide as a Protecting Group for Regioselective Surface Chemistry,” K.M. Cook and G.S. Ferguson, Chem. Commun2011, 47, 12550-12552.

“Determination of the Wavelength-Dependent Refractive Index of a Gold-Oxide Thin Film,” K.M. Cook and G.S. Ferguson,  J. Phys. Chem. C 2011115, 22976–22980.

“The Mechanism of Spontaneous Formation of Monolayers on Gold from Alkyl Thiosulfates,” R.J. Fealy, S.R. Ackerman, and G.S. Ferguson, Langmuir 201127, 5371–5376.

“A Direct Route to Well-Defined, Chemically Diverse Electrode Arrays,” J.P. Labukas and G.S. Ferguson, Langmuir 201127, 3219-3223.

“Electrochemically Directed Two-Component Monolayers on Gold,” J.P. Labukas and G.S. Ferguson, J. Mater. Res. 201126, 262-267.

“Compatibility of ω-Functionality in the Electrochemically Directed Self-Assembly of Monolayers on Gold from Alkyl Thiosulfates,” J.P.Labukas, T.J.H. Drake, and G.S. Ferguson, Langmuir 201026, 9497-9505.

“An Alternative Method for Fabricating Microcontact Printing Stamps,” G. Jing, J.P. Labukas, W.-Y. Zhang, S.F. Perry, S.-F. Lu, G.S. Ferguson, and S. Tatic-Lucic Microelectronic Engineering 200986,  2334–2341.

“Does Water Swell the Ordered Domains in Polyelectrolyte/Clay Multilayers?” J.H. Rouse and G.S. Ferguson, Clays and Clay Minerals 2007, 55, 160-164.

“Novel Room-Temperature First-Level Packaging Process for Microscale Devices,” W.-Y. Zhang, J.P. Labukas , S. Tatic-Lucic, L. Larson, T. Bannuru, R.P. Vinci, and G.S. Ferguson, Sensors and Actuators A (Physical) 2005, 123-124, 646-465.

"A Method for Imaging Single Clay Platelets by Scanning Electron Microscopy," J. H. Rouse, S. T. White, and G.S. Ferguson, SCANNING 2004, 26, 131-134.

"Temperature-Actuated Changes in Wettability at Elastomer/Water Interfaces," S. Khongtong and G.S. Ferguson, Langmuir 2004, 20,  9992-10000.