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Valerie Goss

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Valerie Goss

Dr. Valerie Goss

SCI 234




B.S. Chicago State University
M.S., Loyola University of Chicago
M.S., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Research Interests

Understanding binding and structural properties of nanostructures that have important implications for increasing storage capacity in molecular electronics, minimizing high temperature destabilizing effects in energy systems, and maintaining bioactivity of bound molecules in biosensors are topics of interest in the group.  DNA origami nano technology, scanning microscopy (SEM and AFM), and electrochemistry are applicable techniques.

Recent Presentations and Publications

Electron-Beam Lithography and Molecular Liftoff for Directed Attachment of DNA Nanostructures on Silicon: Top-down Meets Bottom-up, Michell Pillers, Valerie Goss, and Marya Lieberman, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2014, 47 (6), pp 1759–1767

The Analog Atomic Force Microscope: Measuring, Modeling, and Graphing for Middle School, Valerie Goss, Sharon Brandt, and Marya Lieberman, Journal of Chemical Education, 2013, 90 (3), pp 358–360.

Binding DNA nanostructures on surfaces for microelectronic applications, Valerie Goss and Marya Lieberman, The 39th Annual Meeting, The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Washington, D.C., September 28, 2012.

DNA Origami binding kinetics on mica and silicon surfaces, Valerie Goss and Marya Lieberman, The 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia PA, August 22, 2012.

Demonstrating a portable AFM for real-time imaging and learning about DNA, http://erc.nd.edu/blogs/vgoss/2009/11/09/ivy-tech-nanotechnology-workshop/#comments The Ivy Tech Nanotechnology Workshop, Ivy Tech College, South Bend, IN, October 09, 2009.

Structure Determination and Infrared Spectroscopy of K(UO2)(SO4)(OH)(H2O) and K(UO2)(SO4)(OH) Tori Z. Forbes, Valerie Goss, Meha Jain, and Peter C. Burns; Inorganic Chemistry, 2007, 46 (17), pp 7163–7168.


Member, American Chemical Society

Member, (NOBCChE) The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Memberm, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society