Christopher L. Exstrom

Christopher L. Exstrom.

Professor, Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry - University of Nebraska at Kearney

217 Bruner Hall of Science
2401 11th Ave.
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8565
  • Ph.D., Chemistry (Interdisciplinary:Inorganic/Analytical/Physical), University of Minnesota, 1995
  • B.A., Chemistry (Magna Cum Laude, department honors), Illinois Wesleyan University, 1990

Research Interests
  • Non-vacuum preparation methods and characterization of semiconductor nanocrystalline materials for solar cell applications
  • Characterization of novel corn-based ash fortified concrete
  • Characterization and aerogel-embedding of femtosecond laser surface processed metal surfaces

Honors and Awards
  • UNK Pratt-Heins Award for Excellence in Service, 2018
  • UNK Ron & Carol Cope Professorship, 2016
  • UNK Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Life Insurance Company Distinguished Faculty Award, 2010
  • UNK Pratt-Heins Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship, 2006
  • UNK Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year, Natural Sciences, 2006

Selected Publications
  • “A Low-temperature Fabrication Method for WSe2 Films Grown from Nanocrystalline Precursors,” Exstrom, C.L.; Darveau, S.A.; Edgar, J.S.*; Curry, C.J.*; Hanrahan, M.P.*; Ma, Q.; Hilfiker, M.; Ediger, A.; Ianno, N.J. MRS Advances, 2016, 1, 2821-2826.
  • “Non-vacuum Preparation of WSe2 Thin Films via the Selenization of Hydrated Tungsten Oxide Prepared using Chemical Solution Methods,” Exstrom, C.L.; Darveau, S.A.; Falconer, M.E.*; Blum, J.R.*; Colling, W.M.*; Ianno, N.J. MRS Advances, 2018, 3, 3281-3286.
  • U.S. Patent No. 10,680,125 “Synthesis of Air-stable Pyrite Nanocrystals for Photovoltaic Application,” Huang, J.; Mao, B.; Exstrom, C.L., June 9, 2020.
  • “Hydration, Strength, and Durability of Cementitious Materials Incorporating Untreated Corn Cob Ash,” Shakouri, M.; Exstrom, Christopher L.; Ramanathan, S.; Suraneni, P. Construction & Building Materials, 2020, 243, 118171.
  • “Pretreatment of Corn Stover Ash to Improve its Effectiveness as a Supplementary Cementitious Material in Concrete,” Shakouri, M.; Exstrom, Christopher L.; Ramanathan, S.; Suraneni, P.; Vaux, J.S. Cement & Concrete Composites, 2020, 112, 103658.
  • “Chloride Binding and Desorption Properties of the Concrete Containing Corn Stover Ash,” Shakouri, M.; Exstrom, C.L.; Piccini, G.D.* Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, 2021, doi: 10.1080/21650373.2021.1880982.