To all Suslick Group alumni and associates:
     There will be a Suslick Group Celebration in Urbana on Aug. 12-13, 2016.
     If you haven't received an email invitation, please email Ken at ksuslick@illinois.edu or
     Sara Skrabalak at sskrabal@indiana.edu to get all the details.

 

Kenneth S. Suslick

Marvin T. Schmidt Professor of Chemistry;
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering;
Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology


Ken Suslick received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 1974, his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1978, and came to the University of Illinois immediately thereafter. He has published more than 360 papers, edited four books, and holds 43 patents and patent applications.

In addition to his academic research, Professor Suslick has had significant entrepreneurial experience. He was the lead consultant for Molecular Biosystems Inc. and part of the team that commercialized the first echo contrast agent for medical sonography, Albunex™, which became Optison™ by GE Healthcare. In addition, he was the founding consultant for VivoRx Pharmaceuticals and helped invent and commercialize Abraxane™, albumin microspheres with a paclitaxel core, which is the predominant current delivery system for taxol chemotherapy for breast cancer; VivoRx became Abraxis Bioscience, which was acquired by Celgene for $2.9 billion. He then co-founded ChemSensing and its successor, iSense Systems/Metabolomx in Mountain View, for the commercialization of the Suslick group's optoelectronic nose technology with particular focus on biomedical applications of this unique sensor technology.

The Suslick Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is multi-disciplinary: our research projects involve individuals with interests not only in inorganic, but also in organometallic, bio-organic, materials (both inorganic and biomaterials), surface, analytical and physical chemistry.

Our two major research areas are the chemical effects of ultrasound (which includes nano-materials synthesis and sonoluminescence) and chemical sensing (specifically, our optoelectronic nose, i.e., colorimetric sensor arrays for the detection of VOCs). The latter project in artificial olfaction and molecular recognition is an exciting spinoff of our earlier work on the bioinorganic and materials chemistry of metalloporphyrins. As part of this diversity, we often collaborate with other researchers both at UIUC and at other universities across the world.


 

Selected Awards and Honors:

  • Centenary Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
  • Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor Award.
  • Sir George Stokes Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • ACS Senior Cope Scholar Award.
  • ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education.
  • Materials Research Society Medal.
  • Acoustical Society of America Mentorship Award.
  • Wolfgang Göpel Award, Intl. Soc. on Olfaction & Electronic Noses.
  • NIH Research Career Development Award.
  • Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.
  • Silver Medal of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.
  • Innovation Transfer Award, Economic Development Corporation.

  • Fellow, AAAS.
  • Fellow, American Chemical Society.
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Fellow, American Physical Society.
  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America.
  • Fellow, Materials Research Society.

  • Harold S. Johnston Lectureship in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Wilsmore Fellow, University of Melbourne.
  • J.T. Donald Lectureship, McGill University, Montreal.
  • University of Melbourne Special Public Lectureship.
  • W. Heinlen Hall Lectureship, Bowling Green State University.
  • Robert A. Welch Foundation Lectureship.
  • 3ème Cycle Lectureship, Switzerland.
  • Charles William Murtiashaw III Lectureship, University of South Carolina, Columbia.
  • Five College Lecturer (Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Hampshire and U. Mass. Amherst).
  • Cherry Emerson Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

   For a complete list of all publications and patents, with links to pdf files, please click here.
  • Publication Summary:   >360 scientific papers, 4 books edited, and 43 patents and patent applications.
  • h-index = 100 (i.e., 100 publications each with 100 or more citations);   73.0 citations/paper.
  • Total citations:   >36,800.   i10-index = 282(# papers with >10 citations).    Google Scholar, June 2016.
   For a database of publications, with abstracts in .ciw format (importable to EndNote), please click here.

   For a listing of press coverage of Suslick Group publications, please click here.



Selected Papers (Mostly Recent) and Introductory Reviews (by topic):


Reviews of Sonochemistry, Sonoluminescence, Cavitation, Mechanochemistry, and Nanomaterials:

Reviews of Chemical Sensing and Bioinorganic Chemistry:

Sonoluminescence and Cavitation:

The Sonochemistry of Inorganic Materials:

The Sonochemistry of Biomaterials:

Chemical Sensing, Sensor Arrays, and the Optoelectronic Nose:

Metalloporphyrins and Bio-Inorganic Chemistry

 

 



THE SCIENCE THE GROUP THE MAÎTRE D' LAGNIAPPE: A LITTLE EXTRA
Overview Current Group
Members
Full CV Chymistes:
The Distillers
of Waters
Research Group
Description
Group Meetings Complete Publications
with PDFs
A Chemist
Meets Hollywood
Executive Summary:
Sonochemistry
Group Responsibilities
Most
Cited
Publications
A Chemist
In Court
Executive
Summary:
Smell-Seeing
Safety
Resources
Seminar on Seminars:
How To Give
A Talk
Words of
Humor and
Wisdom
Introduction to
Sonochemistry
Past
Group
Members
Academic
Genealogy
Laws of
the Universe
Executive
Summary:
Metalloporph.
Press
Clippings
Publication
Cover Art
Cartoons of
Humor and
Wisdom
Information
for Visitors
Group
Photo Galleries
Construction
of CLS
Sculpture
&
Masks

 

Kenneth S. Suslick
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Illinois
  at Urbana-Champaign
600 S. Mathews Av.
Urbana, IL 61801

Office: (217) 333-2794
Lab:    (217) 333-1532
Fax:    (217) 244-3186
ksuslick@illinois.edu

 

 

 

 

 
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MRS Cover 1995


Supramolecular Chemistry 1998


The Journal of Physical Chemistry 2006