Maryanne Collinson, Ph.D., appointed chair of the Department of Chemistry
Maryanne Collinson, Ph.D., is the John B. Fenn Professor in Chemistry. Collinson's research spans the traditional disciplines of analytical, inorganic and materials chemistry and incorporates various aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Her current research is directed toward the design, fabrication and characterization of two classes of materials: high surface area nanostructured materials for electrochemical analysis and biomedical applications; and surface chemical gradients for chemical analysis, chromatography and directed transport applications.
Collinson is the recipient of an NSF Career Award (1996), a VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences Distinguished Scholar Award (2010), the Distinguished Research Award of the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society (2017) and VCU’s Distinguished Scholarship Award (2020). Her work is cited more than 200 times a year. Collison is also a mentor to early career faculty members and led the chemistry department’s Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Committee from 2005-17.
Collinson received her B.S. from the University of Central Florida and her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.