Dr. Tamara Floyd Smith

Tamara Floyd Smith, P.E.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Tuskegee  University,  Tuskegee,  AL  36088
Phone: (334) 727-8975
Fax:  (334) 727-8996
email: tamara.floyd@tuskegee.edu

Academic Experience

Fall 07 - Present    Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

Fall 03 - Fall 07    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

Fall 02    Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering, Clark-Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
Industrial Experience

9/01 - 8/03              OFS Optics (formerly Lucent Technologies), Norcross, GA, Optical Fiber Research and Development, Member of Technical Staff, 9/01-8/03

Research Interests

Dr. Floyd-Smith's research group currently investigates (1) microfluidics for nanoparticle synthesis and dispersion and (2) rheological characteristics of nanoparticles suspensions using capillary flow and rotational viscometers.

Selected Publications

Rebecca J. Jackman, Tamara M. Floyd, Reza Ghodssi, Martin A. Schmidt, Klavs F. Jensen, "Microfluidic Systems with On-line UV Detection Fabricated in Photodefinable Epoxy," J. Micromech. Microeng, 2001, (11) 263-269.

Tamara M. Floyd, M. A. Schmidt, K. F. Jensen, "A Silicon Micromixer with Infrared Detection for Studies of Liquid Phase Reactions," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2005, (44), 2351-2358.

Tamara M. Floyd-Smith, K.C. Kwon, J. A. Burmester, F. Dale, N. Vahdat, P. Jones, "Demonstration and Assessment of a Simple Viscosity Experiment for High School Science Classes," Chemical Engineering Education, Summer 2006.

Tamara M. Floyd-Smith, J. Golden, P. Howell, F. S. Ligler, "Characterization of Passive Microfluidic Mixers Fabricated Using Soft Lithography," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2006, (2) 180-183

J. Golden*, Tamara M. Floyd-Smith*, D. Mott, F. S. Ligler, "Target Delivery in a Microfluidic Immunosensor," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2007, (22) 2763-2767. (* = authors contributed equally to this work).

Kyung C. Kwon, Yoonkook Park, Tamara Floyd, Nader Vahdat, Erica Jackson and Paul Jones, "Rheological Characterization of Shear-Thinning Fluids with a Novel Viscosity Equation of a Tank-tube Viscometer," Applied Rheology, 2007, (17) 51413.

Dwayne Vickers, Tamara Floyd-Smith and Lynden Archer, "Synthesis and Characterization of Co3O4 Nanocomposites," Proceedings of the AIChE Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.

K.C. Kwon, Y. Park, T. Floyd-Smith, N. Vahdat, E. Jackson, C. Burnell, T. Allen and P. Jones, "Rheological Characterization of Non-Newtonian Fluids With a Novel Viscometer," Chemical Engineering Communications, 2007, (195) 687-705.

Willie F. Harper, Jr., Tamara Floyd-Smith and Taewoo Yi, "Chemical Processes During Biological Wastewater Treatment (Chapter 16), Fate of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment and in Water Treatment Systems, CRC Press:  New York, NY, 2008.

D. Baah, D. Vickers, A. Hollinger, T. Floyd-Smith, "Patterned Dispersion of Nanoparticles in Hydrogels using Microfluidics," Materials Letters, 2008, (62) 3833.