Professor Frey’s research group is interested in the use of solid-state materials as substrates for the immobilization of metal ions, metal complexes, or biological molecules. Applications of these composite materials include catalysis, chemical sensing, optical information storage, and the detoxification of environmental pollutants. Prof. Frey has collaborated with numerous undergraduate students on research projects. Students regularly present at regional and national conferences, and have been co-authors on publications.
(*Indicates undergraduate co-authors)
Steven T. Frey, Stephanie L. Guilmet*, Richard G. Egan III*, Alyssa Bennett*, Sarah R. Soltau*, and Richard C. Holz. “Immobilization of the Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica on Mg2+/Al3+ Layered Double Hydroxide Particles,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2010, in press.
Michelle W. Frey, Steven T. Frey, and Sarah R. Soltau*. “Exploring the pH Dependence of L-leucine-p-nitroanilide Cleavage by Aminopeptidase AeromonasProteolytica: A Combined Buffer-Enzyme Kinetics Experiment for the General Chemistry Laboratory,” The Chemical Educator, 2010, 15, 117-120.
Steven T. Frey, William R. Moomaw, Judith A. Halstead, Caitlin W. Robinson*, Kimberly A. Marsella, and John J. Thomas. “Home Energy Conservation Exercise,” Journal of Geoscience Education, 2003, 51, 521-526.
Steven T. Frey, Benjamin M. Hutchins*, Brian J. Anderson*, Teresa K. Schreiber*, and Michael E. Hagerman. “Catalytic Hydrolysis of 4-Nitrophenyl Phosphate by Lanthanum(III)-Hectorite,” Langmuir, 2003, 19, 2188-2192.
Steven T. Frey and Gregory L. Wrubel*. “The Geometry of Crystalline Substances,” New York State Mathematics Teachers Journal, 2003, 53, 7-11.