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Brian Tissue

Associate Professor
Brian Tissue
1105 Hahn Hall South

Research Interests

Professor Tissue is no longer supervising graduate students. He is active in assisting students with optical spectroscopy and data interpretation. His expertise is in molecular absorbance and fluorescence, solid-state luminescence, and the preparation of inorganic nanoparticles and phosphors. Current activities include:

  • Chair of the Chemistry Department Safety Committee
  • Graduate training in ethics and professionalism
  1. B. M. Tissue, Basics of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Equilibria, (John Wiley: New York, 2013).
  2. B. M. Tissue. Dynamics of excited states in nanoscale materials, J. Lumin., 2011, 131, 362-365.
  3. J. M. D.  Zapiter, B. M. Tissue, K. J. Brewer, Synthesis and characterization of iridium polypyridyl complexes with ester groups with potential applications in covalent attachment to metal oxide surfaces, J. Coord. Chem. 201164, 3366-3375.
  4. D. A. Panayotov, S. Burrows, M. Mihaylov, K. Hadjiivanov, B. M. Tissue, J. R. Morris, Effect of Methanol on the Lewis Acidity of Rutile TiO2 Nanoparticles Probed through Vibrational Spectroscopy of Coadsorbed CO, Langmuir, 201026, 8106-8112.
  5. W. O. Gordon, J. R. Morris, and B. M. Tissue, Control of morphology in inert-gas condensation of metal oxide nanoparticles, J. Mater. Sci. 200944, 4286-4295; senior author.
  • Virginia Tech Award for Safety Excellence, 2017
  • Alan F. Clifford Faculty Service Award, 2015
  • NSF CAREER Award, 1995
  • Research Corporation Cottrell Scholars Award, 1996
  • B.S. Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 1983
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Georgia, 1988–1991
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Los Alamos National Lab, 1991–1993