Daniel Decker

Assistant Professor Chemistry - School of Science & Mathematics

Contact Information

(918) 595-8075
West Campus Room S-278

Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Daniel became interested in teaching chemistry after taking General Chemistry 1 & 2 at TCC as a concurrent high school student. Daniel currently lives in Sand Springs with his wife Jessica and three sons.

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Chemistry
  • General Chemistry 1
  • General Chemistry 2

Sample Syllabi

CHEM 1114 pdf     Chem 1315 pfd     CHEM 1415

Education

  • University of Tulsa,
    • Ph.D. Chemistry 2009 - 2013
  • University of Tulsa,
    • B.S. Chemistry 2005 - 2009
    • Minor: Education              

Research Interests

  • Surfactants
  • Polymer electrolytes
  • Lithium ion batteries              

Publications & Presentations

Oklahoma City, OK
Presentation Summer 2010
Presented “Application of nanoscale self-assembled monolayers, toward the stabilization of the lithium/polymer electrolyte interface in lithium metal batteries” at NanoFocus 2010.

Montreal, Quebec
Presentation Summer 2010
Presented “Blooming of wax surfactants to the surface of polymer electrolytes to stabilize passivation at the lithium electrode/polymer interface” at the International Meeting on Lithium Batteries.

Warsaw, Poland
Presentation Summer 2011
Presented “Comparison of two methods of self-assembled monolayer formation on polymer electrolytes, toward the stabilization of the solid electrolyte interface” at the International Meeting on Solid State Ionics.

Selfoss, Iceland
Presentation Summer 2012
Research presented by advisor, entitled “Effect of surfactant addition on poly(ethylene oxide) polymer electrolyte/lithium metal interfacial stability and bulk ion conductivity” at the International Meeting on Solid State Ionics.

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
“Effect of Surface Metrology on the Wettability of SiO2 Nanoparticle Coating” Co-Author of paper published in Materials Letters 2011

“Effects of surfactant addition to polyethylene oxide polymer electrolyte in low and high concentrations” Author of paper published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2013

“Ceramic/polymer interpenetrating networks exhibiting increased ionic conductivity with temperature control of ion conduction for thermal runaway protection” Co-Author of paper published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2013

Awards

  • Bellwether Fellowship, University of Tulsa Summer 2012 – Spring 2013
  • Woobank Assistantship, University of Tulsa Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
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