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Faculty and Staff - Carl Tripp

Dr. Tripp started his academic career as Associate Professor of Chemistry and member of the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology (LASST) in the summer of 1998 after spending 12 years in industry at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada and Bomem Inc.  He is also President and Co-founder of Orono Spectral Solutions  Inc. {OSS}


Ph.D., Ottawa (1988)

Research interests


  • materials and sampling methods for optical based sensors
  • Layer-by-layer deposition
  • Sol-gel synthesis of nanostructured metal oxides
  • biomembranes
  • Surfactant/polyelectrolyte adsorption on pigments
  • Surface reactions in supercritical fluids
  • particle-particle interactions

electroluminescent  and solar cell devices

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Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology
5708 Engineering Science Research Building - Barrows Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5708
Phone: (207) 581-2254 | Fax: (207) 581-2255
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469