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Kim R. Williams

Research Interests


Professional Appointments

Awards and Honors

Selected Professional Activities

society Memberships


Research Interests

Professor Williams’ areas of research include separation and characterization of polymers, nanoparticles, supramolecular assemblies, cells, and membranes using field-flow fractionation, liquid chromatography, light scattering, single particle counting, and MALDI TOF mass spectrometry.



     Postdoctoral, Professor J. Calvin Giddings, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 1987-92

     Ph.D., Professor Stanley R. Crouch, Analytical Chemistry,
Michigan State University, 1986

   B.Sc., Chemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1981


Professional Appointments

     Associate Professor, Chemistry and Geochemistry Department Colorado School of Mines, 2000 - present

     Visiting Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, 2003 - 2004

     Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Geochemistry Department and Materials Science and Engineering Division, Colorado School of Mines, 1997 - 2000

     Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Maryland, 1998

     Assistant Director, Field-Flow Fractionation Research Center, University of Utah, 1994 - 1997

     Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 1992-1997


Awards and Honors

     Participant, Women in Engineering Leadership Institute Workshop, 2005

     Keynote Lecture, ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry, 2005

     Outstanding Graduate Professor Award, Chemistry and Geochemistry Department, 1999

     "This award reflects classroom ability and preparation,
     professionalism, and interest in graduate students and
     their studies."

     Associated Western Universities Faculty Fellowship, 1999

     Merit Level for excellence in teaching, Michigan State University, 1985


Selected Professional Activities

     American Chemical Society, Membership Committee, Analytical
Chemistry, 2003 - 2005

     Organizer/Chair, “Macromolecules to Bioparticles: Analyses
Using Field-Flow Fractionation Systems”, ACS National
Conference, New Orleans, 2003

     Coordinator of “Project Bookshare” to send 20 tons of analytical
chemistry textbooks and journals to Mahidol University,
Thailand, for distribution to 14 other university libraries
throughout Thailand, 2002

     Board member, Junior Development Faculty Program, US
Information Agency, 2001, 2002

     Host and co-organizer, Ninth International Field-Flow
Fractionation Symposium, Golden, Colorado, 2001

     Member, International Field-Flow Fractionation Scientific
Committee, 1999 - present

     Co-organizer, Fifth International Field-Flow Fractionation
Symposium, Park City, 1995

     Secretary/Treasurer of the Intermountain Section, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, 1992 - 1994

     Program Committee of the Third International FFF Symposium,
Park City, Utah, 1992

     Program Committee of the Second FFF Symposium, Salt Lake
City, Utah, 1991

     Organizer/Chair (with J. Calvin Giddings) of the Field-Flow
Fractionation Symposium held at the Joint 45th Northwest/10th
Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Salt Lake City, 1990

     Program Committee and Chair of the Polymer Characterization
session First International Field-Flow Fractionation Symposium,
Park City, Utah, 1989

     Organizer/Chair (with J. Calvin Giddings) of the Field-Flow
Fractionation Symposium at the 19th Annual Fine Particle
Society Meeting, Santa Clara, California, 1988


Society Memberships

     American Chemical Society

     American Society of Mass Spectrometry

     California Separation Science Society

     Materials Research Society


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