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Richard Farrer Ph.D.

Associate Professor Physical Chemistry

Richard Farrer Ph.D.
Contact Info
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Chemistry (CHEM) 213

Bio

PhD – Chemistry, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

BS – Mathematics and Chemistry, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

Research Interests

  1. Direct laser writing of conductive metal structures.
  2. Synthesis of nanoparticulate surfaces for catalysis.
  3. Templated synthesis of novel nanoparticles
  4. Extraction, purification, and employment of biological polymers (lignin and cellulose) from hem.

Publications

1. “Microstructure Post-TPP Processing” Richard A. Farrer in Three-Dimensional Microfabrication Using Two-Photon Polymerization (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2016), Tommaso Baldacchini, ed.; pp. 242-256.

2. “Multiphoton Fabrication,” Christopher N. LaFratta, John T. Fourkas, Tommaso Baldacchini and Richard A. Farrer, Angew. Chem. Inter. Ed. (2007), 43(33), 6238-6258.

3. “Photochemical Synthesis and Multiphoton Luminescence of Monodisperse Silver Nanocrystals,” Thomas Kempa, Richard A. Farrer, Michael Giersig, and John T. Fourkas, Plasmonics (2006), 1(1), 45-51.

4. “Selective Functionalization of 3-D Polymeric Microstructures,” Richard A. Farrer, Christopher N. LaFratta, Linjie Li, Julie Praino, Michael J. Naughton, Bahaa E.A. Saleh, Malvin C. Teich, John T. Fourkas, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2006), 128(6), 1796-1797.

5. “Orientational Diffusion of n-Alkyl Cyanides,” Xiang Zhu, Qin Zhong and John T. Fourkas, J. Phys.: Cond. Mat. (2005), 17(49), S4105-S4118.

6. “Ultrafast Orientational Dynamics of Nanoconfined Benzene,” Xiang Zhu, Richard A. Farrer and John T. Fourkas, J. Phys. Chem. B (2005), 109, 12724–12730.

7. “Highly Efficient Multiphoton-Absorption-Induced Luminescence from Gold Nanoparticles,” Richard A. Farrer, Francis L. Butterfield, Vincent W. Chen and John T. Fourkas, Nano Lett. (2005), 5, 1139–1142.

8. “Toward the Fabrication of Hybrid Polymer/Metal Three-Dimensional Microstructures,” T. Baldacchini, C. N. LaFratta, R. A. Farrer, A. C. Pons, J. Pons, M. J. Naughton, B. E. A. Saleh, M. C. Teich, and J. T. Fourkas, in Ultrafast Phenomena XIV, (Springer, Berlin, 2005), Takayoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Okada, Tetsuro Kobayashi, Keith A. Nelson, and Sandro de Silvestri, eds., pp. 807–809.

9. “Three-Dimensional Micro- and Nanofabrication with Multiphoton Absorption,” Christopher N. LaFratta, Richard A. Farrer, Tommaso Baldacchini, Juliet Znovena, Daniel Lim, Anne-Cécile Pons, Josefina Pons, Kevin O'Malley, Zeynel Bayindir, Michael J. Naughton, Bahaa E. A. Saleh, Malvin C. Teich, and John T. Fourkas, in Ultrafast Lasers for Materials Science, (Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA, 2005), Michael J. Kelley, Alberto Pique, E. W. Kreutz and Ming Li, eds.; p. 199–204.

10. “In Situ Observation of Molecular Diffusion in Solid Supports Using Two-Photon Fluorescence Microscopy,” Mariko M. Taniguchi, Richard A. Farrer and John T. Fourkas, J. Comb. Chem. (2005),7(1), 54-57.

11. “Optical Kerr Effect Spectroscopy Using Time-Delayed Pairs of Pump Pulses with Orthogonal Polarizations,” Xiang Zhu, Richard A. Farrer and John T. Fourkas, J. Phys. Chem. B (2005), 109, 8841–8488.

12. “Photolithographic Patterning of Ring-Opening Metathesis Catalysts on Silicon,” Robert F. Harris, Melissa J. Ricci, Richard A. Farrer, Julie Praino, Scott J. Miller, Bahaa E. A. Saleh, Malvin C. Teich and John T. Fourkas, Adv. Mater. (2005), 17, 39–42.

13. “Acrylic-Based Resin with Favorable Properties for Three-Dimensional Two-Photon Polymerization,” Tommaso Baldacchini, Christopher LaFratta, Richard A. Farrer, Malvin C. Teich, Bahaa E. A. Saleh, Michael J. Naughton and John T. Fourkas, J. Appl. Phys. (2004), 95(11), 6072-6076.

14. “Replication of Two-Photon-Polymerized Structures with Extremely High Aspect Ratios and Large Overhangs,” Christopher N. LaFratta, Tommaso Baldacchini, Richard A. Farrer, John T. Fourkas, Malvin C. Teich, Bahaa E. A. Saleh and Michael J. Naughton, J. Phys. Chem. B (2004), 108(31), 11256-11258.

15. “Fabrication and Metallization of Three-Dimensional Microstructures,” T. Baldacchini, C. N. LaFratta, R. A. Farrer, A.-C. Pons, J. Pons, Z. Bayindir, M. J. Naughton, B. E. A. Saleh, M. C. Teich and J. T. Fourkas, in Nontraditional Approaches to Patterning, (Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh, 2004), C. D. Lakeman, J. Liu, Y. Xia, and S. Yang, eds.

16. “Mode-Selective Optical Kerr Effect Spectroscopy,” Xiang Zhu, Richard A. Farrer, Erez Gershgoren, Henry C. Kapteyn and John T. Fourkas, J. Phys. Chem. B (2004), 180(11), 3384-3386.

17. “Efficient Multiphoton Polymerization for the Fabrication of 3-Dimensional Microstructures,” T. Baldacchini, R. A. Farrer, J. Moser, J. T. Fourkas and M. J. Naughton, Syn. Metals (2003), 135(1-3), 11-12.

18. “Field Emission Studies on Thin Films of Zinc Oxide Nanowires,” S. H. Jo, J. Y. Lao, Z. F. Ren, R. A. Farrer, T. Baldacchini, and J. T. Fourkas, Appl. Phys. Lett. (2003), 83, 4821–4823.

19. “Orientational Dynamics of Liquids Confined in Nanoporous Sol-Gel Glasses Studied by Optical Kerr Effect Spectroscopy,” Richard A. Farrer and John T. Fourkas, Acc. Chem. Res. (2003), 36, 605–612.

20. “Direct Observation of Different Mechanisms for the Inhibition of Molecular Reorientation at a Solid/Liquid Interface,” Alessandra Scodinu, Richard A. Farrer and John T. Fourkas, J Phys. Chem. B (2002), 106(50), 12863-12865.

21. “Multiphoton Photopolymerization with a Ti:sapphire Oscillator,” Tommaso Baldacchini, Huzhen Chen, Richard A. Farrer, Michael J. R. Previte, Joel Moser, Michael J. Naughton, John T. Fourkas, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers, (SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2002), Glenn S. Edwards, Joseph Neev, Andreas Ostendorf and John C. Sutherland, eds., pp. 136–144.

22. “Production, Analysis and Application of Spatially-Resolved Shells in Solid-Phase Polymer Spheres,” Richard A. Farrer, Gregory T. Copeland, Michael J. R. Previte, Mariko M. Okamoto, Scott J. Miller, and John T. Fourkas, J. Amer. Chem. Soc.(2002), 124(9), 1994-2003.

23. “Immobilization of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts on Monolithic Sol-Gel. Practical, Efficient and Easily Recyclable Catalysts for Organic and Combinatorial Synthesis,” Jason S. Kingsbury, Steven B. Garber, Jonathan M. Giftos, Brian L. Gray, Mariko M. Okamoto, Richard A. Farrer, John T. Fourkas and Amir H. Hoveyda,,Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. (2001), 40(22), 4251-4256.

24. “Ultrafast Spectroscopic Studies of the Dynamics of Liquids Confined in Nanoporous Glasses” Brian J. Loughnane, Richard A. Farrer, Alessandra Scodinu, Thomas Reilly and John T. Fourkas, J. Phys. Chem. B (2000), 104(23), 5421-5429.

25. “Single-Molecule Detection Using a Two-Photon Fluorescence Microscope with Fast-Scanning Capabilities and Polarization Sensitivity” Richard A. Farrer, Michael J. R. Previte, Christopher E. Olson, Lynn Anne Peyser, John T. Fourkas and Peter T. C. So, Opt. Lett. (1999), 24, 1832–1834.

26. “Exponential Intermolecular Dynamics in Optical Kerr Effect Spectroscopy of Small-Molecule Liquids” Brian J. Loughnane, Alessandra Scodinu, Richard A. Farrer, John T. Fourkas and Udayan Mohanty, J. Chem. Phys. (1999), 111, 2686–2694.

27. “Evidence for the Direct Observation of Molecular Exchange of a Liquid at the Solid/Liquid Interface” Brian J. Loughnane, Richard A. Farrer and John T. Fourkas, J. Phys. Chem. B (1998), 102(28), 5409-5412.

28. “Dynamics of Confined Carbon Disulfide from 165 to 310 K” Richard A. Farrer, Brian J. Loughnane and John T. Fourkas, J. Phys. Chem. A (1997), 101(22), 4005-4010.

29. “Level-Dependent Dampening in Intermolecular Vibrations: Linear Spectroscopies” Richard A. Farrer, Brian J. Loughnane, Laura A. Deschenes and John T. Fourkas, J. Phys. Chem. A (1997), 106, 6901-6915.

30. “Temperature-Dependent Dynamics of Microconfined CS2” B. J. Loughnane, R. A. Farrer, L. A. Deschenes and John T. Fourkas, in Dynamics in Small Confining Systems III (Materials Research Society Press, Pittsburgh, 1997), J. M. Drake, J. Klafter and R. Kopelman, eds., pp. 263–268

31. “The Temperature-Dependent Dynamics of CS2: An OHD-RIKES Study” Brian J. Loughnane, Richard A. Farrer and John T. Fourkas, in Ultrafast Phenomena X(Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996), P. F. Barbara, J. G. Fujimoto, W. H. Knox and W. Zinth, eds.; pp. 304–305.

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