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Bridget R. Rogers

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


The Rogers group focuses on studies involving surfaces, interfaces, and films of technically important materials. We determine the relationship between how a material was processed and its material properties and performance in a targeted application. We create materials using several processing techniques, including chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, and combustion synthesis. We use surface sensitive analysis techniques, such as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy to characterize our materials. Our most recent work has been in the area of oxide-based ceramic phosphors for solid-state lighting and displays. Our newest project involves creating calcium phosphate coatings on polymer scaffolds to mimic the chemistry and morphology of bone.


• Fellow of the American Vacuum Society, 2009
• Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2002
• NSF CAREER Award, 2001
• Graduate Research Award, American Vacuum Society, 1997

Selected Publications:

Morphological modulation of bimetallic nanostructures for accelerated catalysis. Zarick, HF; Erwin, WR; Aufrecht, J; Coppola, A; Rogers, BR; Pint, CL; Bardhan, R, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 2, 7088-7098 , (2014) View Abstract

Graphene: Corrosion-Inhibiting Coating. Prasai, D; Tuberquia, JC; Harl, RR; Jennings, GK; Bolotin, KI, ACS NANO, 6, 1102-1108 , (2012) View Abstract

Metal-organic chemical vapor deposition of aluminum oxide thin films via pyrolysis of dimethylaluminum isopropoxide. Schmidt, BW; Sweet, WJ; Bierschenk, EJ; Gren, CK; Hanusa, TP; Rogers, BR, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A, 28, 238-243 , (2010) View Abstract

Characterization of boron charge traps at the interface of Si/SiO2 using second harmonic generation. Park, H; Qi, J; Xu, Y; Varga, K; Weiss, SM; Rogers, BR; Lupke, G; Tolk, N, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 95, 062102 , (2009) View Abstract