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Bill Collins is a professor of chemistry at Fort Lewis College. He joined the College in 2011. Dr. Collins's research interests include synthetic organic chemistry and materials chemistry. His current research focuses on developing and analyzing chemically durable glasses for ceramic applications. Before joining Fort Lewis, Dr. Collins was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, studying graphene and carbon nanotube chemistry.
Boncristiani, D.; Tauber, J.; Palmer-Young, E.; Cao, L.; Collins, W.; Grubbs, K.; Lopez, J.; Meinhardt, L.; Nguyen, V.; Oh, S.; Peterson, R.; Zamora, H.; Chen, Y.; Evans, J. "Impacts of Diverse Natural Products on Honey Bee Viral Loads and Health" Applied Sciences, 2021, 11, 10732-10747.
Tauber, J.; Collins, W.; Schwarz, R.; Chen, Y.; Grubss, K.; Huang, Q.; Lopez, D.; Peterson, R.; Evans, J. "Natural Product Medicines for Honey Bees: Perspective and Protocols" Insects, 2019, 10, 356-377.
Collins, W.; Lowen, N.*; Blake, D. "Caffeic Acid Esters Are Effective Bactericidal Compounds Against Paenibacillus larvae by Altering Intracellular Oxidant and Antioxidant Levels" Biomolecules, 2019, 9, 312-333.
"Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for Qualitative Analysis of Metals in Simulated Martian Soils" Mowry, C.; Milofsky, M.; Collins, W. R.; Pimentel, A. J. Chem. Ed. 2017, 94, 1507-1511.
"An Improved Synthesis of the Antimicrobial Thymol- and Carvacrol-b-D-Glucopyranosides" Walker, M.;* Robison, A.;* Collins, W. R. Lett. Org. Chem. 2016, 13, 338-342.
"Natural Product Isolation of Thymol, Camphor and Citral: Monoterpenes Sharing a Unified Biosynthetic Precursor" McLain, K. A.;* Miller, K. A.; Collins, W. R. J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92, 1226-1228.
"Cyclobutene-C60 Adducts: N-Type Materials for Organic Photovoltaic Cells with High Voc" Han, G. D.; Collins, W. R.; Andrew, T. L.; Swager, T. M. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2013, 24, 3061-3069 "Caffeic Acid Esters Are Effective Bactericidal Compounds Against Paenibacillus larvae by Altering Intracellular Oxidant and Antioxidant Levels" Collins, W. R.; Lowen, N.; Blake, D. J. Biomolecules 2019, 9, 312-325.
Recipient of the Fort Lewis College Featured Scholar Award for 2020