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Justin C. Lytle

Justin C. Lytle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Room 245
Rieke Science Center

(253) 535-7555
Fax: (253) 536-5055


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B. A. Wittenberg University 2000
Ph. D. University of Minnesota 2005




Classes, current and past:

  • CHEM 115 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 115 - General Chemistry I

Research and Scholarship

Professional Interests:

  • Inspire students to excel in chemistry with:
    • clear and interesting lectures
    • fun chemistry demonstrations
    • personalized attention outside of the classroom
    • a learning environment that emphasizes patience and caring for their personal well-being
  • Foster undergraduate research opportunities that enrich students’ practical understanding of chemistry in order to prepare them for advanced studies in the sciences.      
  • Teach students polymer, sol-gel, and vapor-phase fabrication techniques to prepare nanoarchitectured materials:
    • colloidal crystals
    • inverse opals
    • aerogels
    • nanopipes
  • Electrochemically test nanomaterials as battery, capacitor, and fuel cell electrodes that rapidly discharge and re-charge
  • Characterize the physical properties of these nanomaterials with:
    • electron and atomic force microscopies
    • nitrogen porosimetry
    • X-ray diffraction
    • thermal analyses
    • X-ray, UV-Vis, and FTIR spectroscopies

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