Greg M. Swain

Greg M.  Swain
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Chemistry Bldg
  • 578 S Shaw Ln Room 314
  • East Lansing MI 48824
  • 517-353-1090


Dr. Swain's research interests are in electroanalytical chemistry, the development of new electrode materials and platforms for chemical and biological sensing, and the application electrochemical-based technologies for pollutant remediation. Research in Swain's group is at the crossroads between physical electrochemistry, material science, and chemical analysis. The growth, characterization, and application of electrically conducting and optically transparent diamond and tetrahedral amorphous carbon thin-film electrodes represent a major focus in his lab. These advanced carbon electrodes possess outstanding properties that render them useful for several electrochemical technologies. Not only is Dr. Swain focused on applying these interesting electrode materials in electrochemical applications but he also seeks to understand how the physical, chemical, and electronic properties of the materials affect their electrochemical response.


University of Texas at Dallas, B.A., Chemistry, 1985
University of Kansas, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, 1991



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