Christopher M. SorensenCortelyou-Rust University Distinguished Professor & University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
325A Cardwell Hall
Ph.D. University of Colorado, 1977
M.S. University of Colorado, 1973
B.S. University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1969
Soft Matter Physics
Sorensen's research: 1) experimental and theoretical studies of light scattering by particles of arbitrary size and shape; 2) synthesis, solution properties and self-assembly of nanoparticles; synthesis of graphene; 3) aggregation and gelation kinetics in aerosols and colloids, fractal aggregate properties; 4) physics of flow-based refrigeration systems.
- National Science Foundation
- NBAF Transition Funding
Recent Selected Publications
J. A. Powell, R. M. Schweiters, K. W. Bayliff, E. N. Herman, N. J. Hotvedt, J. R. Changstrom, A. Chakrabarti and C. M. Sorensen (2016). Temperature dependent solubility of gold nanoparticle suspension/solutions. RSC Advances (accepted for publication).
Y. Wang, J. Maughan, W. R. Heinson. A. Chakrabarti and C. M. Sorensen (2016). Light scattering Q-space analysis of irregularly shaped particles. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 121, 1682- 691.
A. Nepal, G. Chiu, J. Xie, G. P. Singh, N. Ploscariu, S. Klankowski, T. Sung, J. Li, B. N. Flanders, K. L. Hohn, and C. M. Sorensen (2015). Highly oxidized graphene nanosheets via the oxidization of detonation carbon. Applied Physics A, 120, 543- 549.
W. R. Heinson, A. Chakrabarti and C. M. Sorensen (2015). Divine proportion shape invariance of diffusion limited cluster-cluster aggregates. Aerosol Science and Technology, 49, 786-792 (2015). .
William R. Heinson, Amitabha Chakrabarti and Christopher M. Sorensen (2015). A new parameter to describe light scattering by an arbitrary sphere. Optics Communications, 356, 612-615.