IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
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Donald Keith Roper

Donald Keith Roper

University of Arkansas, Ralph E Martin Department of Chemical Engineering; Microelectronics-Photonics Graduate Program
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America 72701
dkroper@uark.edu

Bio:

photoD. Keith Roper, Ph.D. is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a member of the Arkansas Academy of Science. He holds the Charles W. Oxford Professorship in Chemical Engineering and is Associate Director of the Microelectronics-Photonics Graduate Program at the University of Arkansas. From 2014-2016 he was Program Leader for Engineering Research Centers and Network for Computational Nanotechnology at the National Science Foundation (NSF). From 2012-2014 he was NSF Program Director in Engineering Education and Centers. His research examines advanced functionalities offered by active electrodynamics to next-generation nano-, bio-, and meta-materials as well as frameworks for innovation. His research received recognition from EPA and DOE and has been featured by > 45 media outlets. From 1994-2000 at Merck & Co. he led campaigns developing clinical vaccines against S. pneumonia and H. influenza and clinical candidates using plasmid DNA and adenovirus vectors against HIV. From 2006-2008, he led preparation of phytochlorin e6 at Frontier Scientific, Inc. for clinical photodynamic cancer therapy. His Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  He has authored/co-authored 65 peer-reviewed articles, 15 published proceedings, 77 invited lectures and 126 conference presentations, 2 textbooks, 2 chapters, 4 patents, and 6 applications.