Brooks Hornstein, PhD
Trained as an inorganic chemist, Brooks has broad experience that includes analytical and materials chemistry. His recent work involves the synthesis and functionalization of colloids and surfaces for applications that range from chemical catalysis to optics. Before joining LMT, Brooks was a research scientist at SRI where he led the design, construction and testing of a novel electrochromic device. Earlier work at Los Alamos National Laboratory with Thomas J. Meyer involved the synthesis and testing of inorganic transition metal sensitizers for solar cells. This work lead to the development of a novel photocatalytic chemical synthesis cell that showed efficient reactivity toward specific organic compounds. Brooks' work at Colorado State University with catalytic nanomaterials led to a complete mechanistic picture for the formation, reactivity and deactivation of said catalysts. He holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from New Mexico State University.