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
- B. M. Tissue, Basics of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Equilibria, (John Wiley: New York, 2013).
- B. M. Tissue. Dynamics of excited states in nanoscale materials, J. Lumin., 2011, 131, 362-365.
- 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. 2011, 64, 3366-3375.
- 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, 2010, 26, 8106-8112.
- W. O. Gordon, J. R. Morris, and B. M. Tissue, Control of morphology in inert-gas condensation of metal oxide nanoparticles, J. Mater. Sci. 2009, 44, 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