Joel F. Destino, PhD

Joel F. Destino, PhD

Joel F. Destino, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Materials Science

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • CHM 286-Chemical and Statistical Analysis Laboratory
  • CHM 297-Directed Research
  • CHM 315-Quantitative and Statistical Analysis
  • CHM 456-Instrumental Analysis
  • CHM 466-Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • CHM 496-Directed Independent Research I
  • CHM 497-Directed Independent Research II
  • RSP 101-An Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life

Biography

Joel F. Destino is an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at Creighton University. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and History from Syracuse University (2008) and Ph.D. in (Analytical) Chemistry from the University at Buffalo (2016). Before joining Creighton, he worked in the Optics and Materials Science and Technology group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a postdoctoral staff member.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

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Publications

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

    • Spectroscopic Imaging and Analysis
    • Scanning Probe Microscopy
    • Luminescence-Based Chemical Sensors
    • Sol-Gel Materials
    • Luminescent Materials
    • Optical Materials
    • 3D Printable Materials

Current Research Projects

  • Research in the Destino group centers on developing analytical methods towards elucidating a deeper understanding of the fundamental chemistry behind emerging functional materials. Regarding analysis, the group specializes in spectroscopic and scanning probe imaging techniques and analysis of imaging data sets for studying spatially resolved chemical speciation across surfaces. Regarding materials, the group is interested in several analytically, biologically, and commercially relevant materials. Some examples include: novel sol-gel derived materials used for chemical sensing, separations, 3D printing, and antifouling applications; and supported lipid bilayer mimics for studying modeled biophysical properties of cell membranes.

    Research group web page: www.destinolab.org

Grant Funding Received

  • “Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope For Use in Undergraduate Research”, $223,850, Nebraska-EPSCoR Major Research Instrumentation Award
  • “Development of chemically modified luminescent silicon nanostructures for the detection of hydrocarbons”, $4,940, NASA Nebraska-EPSCoR Space Grant
  • “Formulation of Germania-Silica Particle Inks for 3D Printing” (Contract), $38,000, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • “Novel Printable Sol-Gel Feedstocks for 3D Printed Glass”, $7,495, NASA Nebraska-EPSCoR Space Grant
  • “3D printable Advanced Functional Materials for Making Optics and Chemical Sensors”, CURAS Faculty Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (Internal)

Awards and Honors

  • Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation for the Advancement of Science, 2021
  • IGGY Award, Creighton University, 2021
  • Engineered feedstocks for additive manufacture of glass, U.S. Patent 16/212, 525, 2020