Faculty & Staff



Charles S. Henry
B305A Chemistry
Ph: 491-2852
Email: Chuck.Henry@ColoState.EDU
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Dr. Henry's Research


Prior to joining the Chemistry Department at Colorado State University in 2002, Dr. Henry was an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. Dr. Henry’s research interests lie broadly in the area of microscale sensors with application to questions in bioanalytical and environmental chemistry. The majority of his work uses miniaturized total analysis systems (also called lab-on-a-chip devices) and projects combine fundamental research on the materials and materials interfaces as well as in specific applications. At present, four distinct project areas exist within the Henry group. The first project is developing microchip capillary electrophoresis instrumentation for field-based analysis of environmental pollutants with a primary focus on air pollution. The second project focuses on developing microscale tools to image chemical gradients forming in living tissue as a way to better understand organ level biological communication. The third project centers around the creation of low-cost paper-based sensors for use in both environmental monitoring and global health. The final project area is focusd on creating microfluidic devices that are transparent to infrared light, thus allowing us to study chemical reactions using vibrational spectroscopy. Dr. Henry has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications and sits on the editorial advisory board for Analytica Chimica Acta. He also serves as the Chair of the Chemistry Department at Colorado State University.