Jeanne M. Hossenlopp, Ph.D.
Professor, Physical Chemistry
(414) 288-3537

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Professor Hossenlopp received a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Colgate University in 1981, a M.A. degree in Education from Siena Heights College in 1982 and a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry, working with Prof. Joseph Chaiken, from Syracuse University in 1987. From 1987-1989 she was a postdoctoral research associate in Prof. George Flynn’s group at Columbia University. She joined the faculty at Marquette University in August 1989. Professor Hossenlopp received a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award in 1989 and the Marquette University John P. Raynor Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003. After four years as Chair of the Department of Chemistry, she served as Interim Dean of Marquette’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 2008-2010.  In 2010, Hossenlopp assumed the role of Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at Marquette

Research Fields

Our current research involves both fundamental and applied studies in materials science. Current projects include: (a) characterization of structure/reactivity relationships of nanodimensional layered metal hydroxide and other related nanomaterials, with an emphasis on modeling reaction kinetics (b) adaptation of nanomaterials for use as polymer fire retardant materials, (c) design of nanomaterials and other “green” materials for water quality applications, and (d) chemical sensor development.  Work on fire retardancy is performed in collaboration with Prof. Charles Wilkie’s group in the Marquette Department of Chemistry. Other recent collaborations include work with an interdisciplinary microsensor research team including the groups of Profs. Fabien Josse and Susan Schneider in the Marquette University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as work with the group of Prof. Chieu Tran in the Department of Chemistry.


Hydroxy Double Salts (HDSs) are one class of nanodimensional layered metal hydroxides that are studied in our laboratory.









Current Research Projects and Group Members:

For more information on our research program, see the Hossenlopp group page.


Selected Publications


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