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Dr. Chad Booth

Associate Professor & Associate Dean For Academic Affairs, College of Science and Engineering

Portrait of Dr. Booth

Office: CENT 201


Phone: (512) 245-2119

Fax: (512) 245-1436

Educational Background

  • B.S., Chemistry, Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA) 1995

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, The University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS) 2000

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC) 2000-01

Honors and Awards

  • College Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012.

  • Nominated for Professor of the Year for the University Honors College, spring 2010.

  • Runner-Up for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007.

  • Professor of the Month, awarded by the Texas State University PanHellenic Council, October 2006.

  • Alpha Chi, Favorite Professor, 2005, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

  • Alpha Chi, Favorite Graduate Professor, 2013

Areas of Interest

Polymer Science/Polymer Materials

Research in the Booth Group

My research deals with the synthesis and thermo/mechanical characterization of high performance polymers. These polymers have impact resistance that rivals polycarbonate and are thermally stable to 400°C. Other projects deal with the development of new surface treatments and processing techniques for polymer/clay nanocomposities. The use of liquid or sc-CO2 as a plasticizing agent should lower the processing temperature such that the amount of thermal degradation to the surface modifier used is decreased or eliminated. This would greatly enhance the mechanical properties of the resulting nanocomposities.