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Faculty & Research

Bruce Hinds

Campbell Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

Bruce Hinds

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Northwestern University, 1996
  • M.S. Chemistry, Northwestern University, 1992
  • B.S. Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College, 1991

Bruce Hinds comes to the UW from the University of Kentucky where he was a professor of chemical and materials engineering. He will begin this fall as the Campbell Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.

Bruce researches nanostructures and nanoscale fabrication, such as electronics fabrication at the molecular level and novel technologies for nano-lithography. His research group at the University of Kentucky created a new method to form carbon nanotube membranes using nanoscale ion tubes to pump fluid thousands of times faster than conventional materials. With funding from the NIH, he developed a smart skin patch to treat nicotine dependence.

The Hinds Lab at the University of Kentucky received $4.7 million in attributed funding and $16.4 million in collaborations. He received an NSF Early Career Award, Presidential Early Career Award, and a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellowship from the National Academy of Science.