Keisha B. Walters

Dr. WaltersAssociate Professor
Office: Swalm 346
Phone: 662-325-7203
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Ph.D., Clemson University, 2005
M.S., Clemson University, 2001
B.S., Clemson University, 1996

Professional Memberships
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Sigma Xi

Walters’ Research Group Web Page
Polymer and Surface Engineering Laboratory (PolySEL)

Research Interests

  • Polymeric & Biobased Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Surface & Interface Engineering
  • Transport Modeling

Book Chapters

  • Ding, S.; Walters, K.B. “Comparisons of Surface Confined ATRP and SET Polymerizations,” invited contribution for Polymer Brushes: Substrates, Technologies and Properties, (ed) Mittal Vikas, Taylor and Francis, CRC Press (2012), ISBN: 9781439857946.
  • Burgreen, G.; Hester, R.; Soni, B.; Thompson, D.; Walters, D.K.; Walters, K.B. “DigitalLung: Application of High-Performance Computing to Biological System Simulation,” in Advances in Computational Biology, AEMB (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) Springer Series (2010)Vol. 680, 573-584, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-5913-3_63.
  • Walters, K.B. “Tethered Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Films,” invited contribution for Smart Coatings III, American Chemical Society Symposium Series, eds. J. Baghdachi, T. Provder (2010),Vol. 1050, 21–30,DOI: 10.1021/bk-2010-1050.ch002.

Selected Journal Publications

  • Vasquez, Erick S.; Feugang, Jean M.*; Willard, Scott T.; Ryan, Peter L.; Walters, Keisha B.* “Bioluminescent magnetic nanoparticles as potential imaging agents for mammalian spermatozoa,” Journal of Nanobiotechnology (2016) 14:20, DOI: 10.1186/s12951-016-0168-y.
  • A. B. M. Zakaria, Erick S. Vasquez, Keisha B. Walters, Danuta Leszczynska, “Functional holey graphene oxide: a new electrochemically transformed substrate material for dopamine sensing,” RSC Advances, 2015, 5:107123-107135, DOI: 10.1039/C5RA19991C.
  • Vasquez, E.S.; Cunningham, J.L.; McMahan, J.B.; Simpson, C.L. and Walters, K.B.* “Fetuin-A Adsorption and Stabilization of Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles in a Simulated Body Fluid,” Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2015) 3:6411-6419, DOI: 10.1039/C5TB00565E [4.726 / 5] This article is part of a themed collection, 2015 Journal of Materials Chemistry B Hot Papers.
  • J.G. Monroe; E.S. Vasquez; Z.S. Aspin, K.B. Walters, M.J. Berg, S.M. Thompson* “Electromagnetic induction by ferrofluid in an oscillating heat pipe,” Applied Physics Letters (2015) 106(26):263901, DOI: 10.1063/1.4923400.
  • Erick Vasquez, Keisha B. Walters, Keith Walters*, “Analysis of Particle Transport and Deposition of Micron-sized Particles in a 90° Bend Using a Two-fluid Eulerian-Eulerian Approach,” Aerosol Science and Technology (2015) 49(9):691-703, DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2015.1062466 [3.155 / 1]
    9. Jia Lu, Xiaoxiao Tian, Yeling Jin, Jing Chen, Keisha B. Walters, Shijie Ding*, “Pickering Emulsions Stabilized by Palygorskite Particles Grafted with pH-responsive Polymer Brushes” RSC Advances (2015) 5:9416-9424, DOI: 10.1039/C4RA14109A.
  • Mariola J. Edelmann; Leslie B. Shack; Caitlin D Naske; Keisha B. Walters; Bindu Nanduri*, “SILAC-Based Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Human Lung Cell Response to Copper Oxide Nanoparticles,” (2014) PLoS ONE, 9(12): e114390, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114390.
  • Vasquez, E.S., Bowser, J., Swiderski, C., Walters, K.B.*, and Kundu, S.* “Rheological Characterization of Mammalian Lung Mucus,” RSC Advances (2014) 4:34780–34783, DOI: 10.1039/c4ra05055j.
  • Siriwardana, K.; Gadogbe, M.; Ansar, S.M.; Vasquez, E.S.; Collier, W.; Zou, S; Walters, K.B.; Zhang. D. “Ligand Adsorption and Exchange on Pegylated Gold Nanoparticles,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2014) 118(20):11111–11119, DOI: 10.1021/jp501391x.
  • Erick S. Vasquez, I-Wei Chu, and Keisha B. Walters*, “Janus Magnetic Nanoparticles with Bicompartmental Polymer Brush Prepared Using Electrostatic Adsorption to Facilitate Toposelective Surface-initiated ATRP,” Langmuir (2014) 30(23):6858–6866, DOI: 10.1021/la500824r.
  • Ersan Eyiler, Keisha Walters* “Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles grafted with poly(itaconic acid) and poly(n-isopropylacrylamide),” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (2014) 444C: 321-325, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2013.12.070.
  • Siyam M. Ansar, Ganganath S. Perera, George Salomon, Erick S. Vasquez, Shengli Zou, Charles U. Pittman, Jr., Keisha B. Walters, and Dongmao Zhang, “Mechanistic Study of Continuous Reactive Aromatic Organothiol Adsorption onto Silver Nanoparticles,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2013) 117(51) 27146-27154, DOI: 10.1021/jp4090102.
  • Naske, C.D.; Polk, P.; Wynne, Z.; Speed, J.; Holmes, W.E.; Walters, K.B.* “Postcondensation Filtration of Pine and Cottonwood Pyrolysis Oil and Impacts on Accelerated Aging Reactions” Energy & Fuels (2012) 26(2), 1284-1297, DOI: 10.1021/ef200541d.
  • Ding, S.; Floyd, A.; Walters, K.B.* “Comparison of Surface Confined ATRP and SET-LRP Syntheses for a Series of Amino (Meth)acrylate Polymer Brushes on Silicon Substrates,” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2009) 47(23), 6522-6560, DOI: 10.1002/pola.23698.
  • Vangala, K.; Siriwardana, K.; Vasquez, E.S.; Xin, Y.; Pittman, C.U.; Walters, K.B.; Zhang, D.* “Simultaneous and Sequential Protein and Organothiol Interactions with Gold Nanoparticles,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2013) 117(3) 1366-1374, DOI: 10.1021/jp310085u.
  • Ding, S.; Floyd, A.; Walters, K.B.* “Comparison of Surface Confined ATRP and SET-LRP Syntheses for a Series of Amino (Meth)acrylate Polymer Brushes on Silicon Substrates,” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2009) 47(23), 6522-6560, DOI: 10.1002/pola.23698.
  • Martin, H.J.; Schulz, K.H.; Walters, K.B. “Piranha Treated Titanium Compared to Passivated Titanium as Characterized by XPS,” Surface Science Spectra (2008) 15(1), 23-30, DOI: 10.1116/11.20070702.
  • Walters, K.B.; Hirt, D.E.“Synthesis and Characterization of a Tertiary Amine Polymer Series from Surface-Grafted Poly(tert-Butyl Acrylate) via Diamine Reactions,” Macromolecules (2007) 40(14), 4829-4838.
  • Martin, H.J.; Schulz, K.H.; Bumgardner, J.D.; Walters, K.B. “An XPS Study on the use of 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane to Bond Chitosan to a Titanium Surface,” Langmuir(2007) 23(12), 6645-6651.
  • Walters, K.B., and Hirt, D.E., “Grafting of End-functionalized Poly(tert-butyl acrylate) to Poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid) Film,” Polymer (2006) 47(19), 6567-6574.
  • Walters, K.B.; Schwark, D.W.; Hirt, D.E., “Surface Characterization of LLDPE Films Modified with Fluorinated Additives,” Langmuir (2003) 19(14), 5851-5860.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Young Alumni Award, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University (2014)                                                                                                                                                               Raymond W. Fahien Award, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) (2012)
Outstanding Woman Faculty, Mississippi State University (2012)
Selected Participant, David Carlisle Hull Faculty Leadership Program, Mississippi State University (2011-2012)
Selected Participant, National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium (2010)
StatePride Faculty Award, Mississippi State University (2010, 2011)
Best Paper Award, ASEE-SE Conference, Co-author: Judy Schneider (2010)
Bagley College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Teachers, Mississippi State University (2010)
Thomas Evans Instructional Paper Award, ASEE SE, Co-authors: R. Toghiani and A. Minerick (2009)
Best Educational Paper Award with Co-Authors R. Toghiani and A. Minerick, Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, MS State University (2008)
Best Technical Paper Award, Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, MS State University (2006, 2007)
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2006)
MSU IMAGE/NSBE Appreciation Award, Bagley Diversity Programs, MS State University (2006)
Outstanding Woman Graduate Student, President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Clemson Univ. (2004)
GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) Fellowship, Clemson University (2002-04)
Harshman Scholarship, Clemson University (1998-99)

Courses Taught

CHE 3203: Fluid Flow
CHE 3213: Heat Transfer
CHE 4000: Directed Individual Study/Special Topics
CHE 4313: Transport Phenomena
CHE 4990/6990: Advanced Polymeric and Multicomponent Materials
CHE 7000: Directed Individual Study/Special Topics
CHE 8123: Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
CHE 8523: Advanced Transport Phenomena