Dr. Greg M. Swain
Responsible Conduct of Research, Creative and Scholarly Activities Coordinator
Greg M. Swain is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and a member of the Neuroscience Program. He received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas (1985) and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas (1991). In between his undergraduate and graduate studies, he was a reservoir chemist at Atlantic Richfield Oil and Gas Co. (1985-87). After postdoctoral fellowships at the Space Power Institute at Auburn University (1991-92) and the Faculty of Chemistry at Tohoku University in Japan (NSF/JSPS, 1992-93), he began his academic career in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utah State University (1994). He moved to MSU in 2000. His research at MSU has always been multi-disciplinary and team-based, and is currently focused on understanding structure-property relationships of different carbon electrode materials (e.g., conducting diamond and tetrahedral amorphous carbon), as studied by electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical methods, and tailoring the properties of these electrodes for application in chemical and biochemical sensors for health and the environment, microelectrodes for neuroanalytical chemistry, bioanalysis, and energy conversion and storage. He has served or serves in various leadership positions at the national level including as a former Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal, Diamond and Related Materials (Elsevier, 2009-2014), current Editor for the journal, Electroanalysis (Wiley), and a member of the Committee for Professional Training (American Chemical Society). At the university level, he served as Associate Department Chair (Utah State University, 1998-2000), as an At-large Member of the University’s Steering Committee and Faculty Senate (MSU, 2017-2019), and as an Academic Advancement Network Fellow (MSU, 2018-2019). He is currently the Graduate Program Director in Neuroscience (MSU).