Vicki Colvin

CNS Person
Provost; Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and Materials Science & Nanomaterials Engineering
Brown University
CNS Affiliation
National Advisory Board
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Professor Colvin’s research explores how nanoscale particles interact with the environment and living systems. Her research draws on both synthetic chemistry for the preparation and control of novel nanophase systems as well as physical chemistry for the investigation of their unusual behavior. Currently her projects draw on the unique and responsive behavior of nanoparticles to solve problems related to water purification and targeted cell death.