Dr. Bret N. Flanders
Oklahoma State University
Bret N. Flanders was born in Whittier, CA and received his B.S. degree in chemical physics from UC San Diego in 1993. From 1993-97 he was a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1997, he moved with Professor Norbert F. Scherer to the University of Chicago, where he was awarded the Ph.D. in chemistry in 1999 for work on chemical reaction dynamics in the liquid phase. During an NIH-sponsored postdoc with Professor Robert C. Dunn at the University of Kansas, he applied near-field microscopy to the study of artificial lung surfactant. In 2002, he joined the Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University, where he is currently an assistant professor. His current research interests are the synthesis and fundamental properties of nanoscale materials, with the aim of using nanotechnology to develop new electrophysiological approaches.