Heather Canavan

Contact


Phone: (505)-277-8026

Physical Address

Room 2059
Centennial Engineering Center

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Associate Professor

BME Graduate Program Director

Research Group Website

Education

Ph.D. The George Washington University, Physical Chemistry, 2002

M.Ph. The George Washington University, Physical Chemistry, 2000

B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara Biology, 1996

Biography

Professional Experience 

  • 2012: Visiting Associate Professor, Industrial Research Institute Swinburne (IRIS) • Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2011 - Present: Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Department of Chemistry • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 2005 - 2011: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Department of Chemistry • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 2002 - 05: Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Chemical & Bioengineering, National ESCA & Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO) • University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
  • 2000-2002: Chemist, Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
  • 1994 - 97: Chemist, Chemistry Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.
  • 1991-94: Staff Research Assistant, Chemistry Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.

Selected Publications:
  • Corbitt, T.S.; Ji, E.; Wang, Y.; Parthasarathy, A.; Wilde, K.N.; Hill, E.H.; Dascier, D.; Canavan, H.E.; Chi, E.; Schanze, K.S.; Whitten, D.G.; invited book chapter "Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Based Biocide Applications" in Conjugated Polyelectrolytes: Fundamentals and Applications, Liu and C. Bazan, Eds, Wiley-VCH Chapter 8, 263-294, (2013).
  • Canavan, H.E.; Weisburd, S.; Dirk, E.H.L.; Stanton, M.; Petsev, D.; Fulghum, J.E.; Hollar, K.; López, G.P.; "A Laterally and Vertically Integrated Outreach Program to Increase Participation in Biomaterials-related Engineering," Journal of Materials Education, 34 (1-2) 45-58 (2012).
  • Reed, J.A.; Lucero, A.E.; Love, S.; Haynes, C.; Canavan, H.E.; "Thermoresponsive Film Deposition: Comparing Deposition Methods for Mammalian Cell Applications," invited article for special issue of Langmuir on Bioinspired Assemblies and Interfaces, 28 (4), 2281-2287 (2012).
  • Lucero, A.E.; Reed, J.A.; Wu, X.; Canavan, H.E.; "Fabrication and Characterization of Thermoresponsive Films Deposited by an RF Plasma Reactor," Plasma Processes and Polymers, 7 (12), 992-1000 (2010).
  • Cooperstein, M.A.; Canavan, H.E.; "Applications and Uses of Biological Cell Detachment from pNIPAM," cover art and Feature Article of Langmuir, 26 (11), 7695-7707 (2010).
  • Reed, J.A.; Lucero, A.E.; Hu, S.; Ista, L.K.; Bore, M.; López, G.P.; Canavan, H.E.; "A Low-cost, Rapid Deposition Method for 'Smart' Films: Applications in Mammalian Cell Release," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2 (4), 1048-1051 (2010).
  • Reed, J.A.; Lucero, A.E.; Cooperstein, M.; Canavan, H.E.; "The Effects of Cell Culture Parameters on Cell Release Kinetics from pNIPAM," Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Biomechanics, 6 (2), 81-88 (2008).
For a comprehensive listing of Dr Canavans publication, click here

Teaching Interests

  • BME 572: Biomaterials Engineering
  • BME 547: Biomedical Engineering Research Practices
  • BME 515: Engineering for Global Health
  • CBE 451: Senior Seminar

Research Interests

  • Stimulus-responsive materials
  • Cell/surface interactions
  • Biomedical Engineering