Santa Clara University

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson

Assistant Professor

Office: 408-554-5389
Fax: 408-554-7811
Daly Science 101

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Degree Information
B.Sc., University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; 1996
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison; 2002

General Chemistry I (Chem 11) Syllabus
Biophysical Chemistry (Chem 150)
Spectroscopy (Chem 151) Syllabus
Chemical Thermodynamics (Chem 152)
Physical Chemistry Lab (Chem 154)

Colloid and Interface Science, Nanotechnology, Surfactants, Polymer Science

Recent Publications

Undergraduate coauthors are underlined.

Kyle W. Tubbs, Vincent T. Nguyen and Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson: "Phase Transitions of n-hexadecane in Nanoencapsulated Binary Solutions of n-Hexadecane and 1-Octanol."; Journal of Physical Chemistry – B2012, 116(13), 3945-3960

Emilee L. Sena, Justin H. Peel, Devin Wesenberg, Shreya Nathan, Marianne Wallis, Maxwell J. Giammona, Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, Brian J. McNelis, and Richard P. Barber, Jr., ``Transport and spectroscopic studies of the effects of Fullerene structure on the efficiency and lifetime of polythiophene-based solar cells.'' Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 2012, 100, 192-198

Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, Emily V. Fette, Anthony Pham, Jeremy K. Black, Lauren E. Tracy, Conor P. Roche, and Joseph B. Pesavento, "Synthesis of Oil Core/Polymer-Shell Particles via Miniemulsion Templating." in "Amphiphiles: Molecular Assembly and Applications", Chapter 17, 277-294, ACS Symposium Series, Volume 1070, September 2011

Rabindra Pokhrel, Jorge E. Gonzalez, Timothy Height and Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, "Analysis and Design of a Paraffin/Graphite Composite PCM Integrated in a Thermal Storage Unit." Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 2010, 132(4), 1006-1014

Brian H. Johnson, Enaanake Allagoa, Robert L. Thomas, Gregory Stettler, Marianne Wallis, Justin H. Peel, Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, Brian J. McNelis and Richard P. Barber, Jr., "Influence of functionalized Fullerene structure on polymer photovoltaic degradation." Solar Energy Materials \& Solar Cells, 2010, 94(3), 537-541

Jeremy K. Black, Lauren E. Tracy, Paul J. Henry, Joseph B. Pesavento and Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, "Phase Transitions of Hexadecane in Poly(alkyl methacrylate) Core-Shell Microcapsules.", The Journal of Physical Chemistry - B, 2010, 114(12), 4130-4137

Emily V. Fette, Anthony Pham and Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson; "Crystallization and Melting Transitions of Hexadecane Droplets in Poly(styrene) Nanocapsules.",The Journal of Physical Chemistry - B, 2008, 112(17), 5403-5411

Chanchun Deng, Wen-Fei Dong, Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, James K. Ferri, Gleb B. Sukhorukov, HelmuthMohwald; "Solvent-filled matrix polyelectrolyte capsules: preparation, structure and dynamics." Soft Matter, 2007, 3(10), 1293-1299

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