Steven L. Bernasek
Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. 1975, University of California , Berkeley
Steven Bernasek is an experimental physical chemist interested in chemical reactions on solid surfaces. The effects of internal energy on the dynamics of heterogeneous reactions is an important focus of his work. Modification of metal and metal oxide surfaces using organometallic chemistry forms another large portion of his research. The structure and reactivity of self assembled organic layers, and the interaction of corrosion inhibitor molecules with iron surfaces is also a part of his research work.