Gregory S. Herman portrait
Professor and Head
James and Shirley Kuse Chair in Chemical Engineering
541-737-2496
216G Johnson Hall
105 SW 26th St.
Corvallis, OR 97331
Expertise and Interests: 

Gregory Herman’s research expertise covers the detailed characterization of materials using surface science techniques. We perform ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and ambient-pressure scanning tunneling microscopy to obtain a fundamental mechanistic understanding of reactions at surfaces. Applications include: the design of new catalysts to better control reaction selectivities and activities; characterizing radiation induced mechanisms for advanced semiconductor manufacturing; and design of novel sensors and understanding their surface chemistries.

Assistant to the Head: LeAnn Headrick

Biography: 

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Hawaii-Manoa, 1992

B.S. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1985