Principal Investigator

Dr. Joshua M. Blechle

B.S. Chemistry, Truman State University
Ph.D. Physical/Analytical Chemistry, Colorado State University

As a physical and analytical chemist, my interests lie in the design and implementation of experiments which help to elucidate the fundamental interactions of complex systems. My fascination with non-thermal plasmas was developed during my graduate work and continues to be a focus of my research efforts. Plasmas provide a unique (and largely unexplored) chemical environment that have a number of controllable parameters which significantly impact the overall chemistry of the resulting system. This tunability allows for limitless areas of scientific exploration with far-reaching applications.

Washington, MO

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Current Group Members

Darren Dolan

I'm a transfer student from Temple University. I really enjoy the smaller school setting because it allowed me to get involved and know the professors on a personal level. Once I got to know Dr. Blechle and more about the projects he was working on I knew I wanted to be a part of them. I think it's really neat to be working with plasmas because it's an area of science that hasn't been thoroughly explored and the applications are diverse.

Forty Fort, PA

Weightlifting, cooking, golfing, sci-fi