HeatherCanavan

Contact


Phone: (505)-277-8026

Physical Address

Room 2059
Centennial Engineering Center

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Associate Professor

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.
  • 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.

Ongoing Research Support:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), 2013-2015
    Transformative Pathway to Sustainable Microconstituent Removal from Wastewater
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), 2010-2015
    STEPs in the Right Direction: Transforming Engineering/Computer Science Education at the University of New Mexico
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), 2010-2014
    Engineering Engineering Education through Scholarships and Career Development
  • University of New Mexico, 2013 
    Development of a New, Faculty-Led Study-Abroad Component to Course on Engineering Design for Global Health
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), 2006-2011
    UNM-Harvard: Partners for Leadership to Enhance Biomaterials
  • 3M Corporation, 2006-2008
    Development of a Regenerable Cell-based Biological Sensor using a "Smart" Polymer Microfluidic Chip.
  • Sandia-University Reserach Program (SURP), 2006-2008
    Development of a Cell-based "Smart" Microfluidic Sensor

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).
  • Canavan, H.E.; Stanton, M.; Lopez, K.; Grubin, C.; Graham, D.J., " 'Finger Kits': An Interactive Demonstration of Biomaterials and Engineering for Elementary School Students," Chemical Engineering Education, 42 (3), 125-131 (2008).
  • Canavan, H.E.; Cheng, X.; Graham, D.J.; Ratner, B.D.; and Castner, D.G., "Comparison of Native Extracellular Matrix with Adsorbed Protein Films using Mass Spectrometry," cover art of Langmuir, 23 (1), 50-56 (2007).
  • Canavan, H.E.; Cheng, X.; Graham, D.J.; Castner, D.G.; and Ratner, B.D., "A Plasma-deposited Surface for Cell Sheet Engineering: Advantages over Mechanical Dissociation of Cells," Plasma Processes and Polymers, 3 (6-7), 516-523, (2006).
  • Cheng, X.; Canavan, H.E.; Castner, D.G.; and Ratner, B.D., "Protein Interaction with Plasma Polymerized N-Isopropyl Acrylamide," Biointerphases, 1 (1), 61-72 (2006).
  • Canavan, H.E.; Cheng, X.; Graham, D.J.; Ratner, B.D.; and Castner, D.G., "Cell Sheet Detachment Affects the Extracellular Matrix: A Surface Science Study Comparing Thermal Lift-off, Enzymatic and Mechanical Methods," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 75A (1), 1-13 (2005).
  • Cheng, X.; Canavan, H.E.; Stein, M.J.; Hull, J.R.; Hull, J.R.; Kweskin, S.J.; Wagner, M.S.; Somorjai, G.A.; Castner, D.G.; and Ratner, B.D., "Surface Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Plasma Polymerized N-isopropylacrylamide," Langmuir, 21 (17) 7833-7841 (2005).

Total Publications in Career:

  • 21 refereed publications, 1 in preparation, 4 submitted, 2 chapters, 12 non-refereed publications

Research Interests

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