Department of Chemistry

Dalton Research Group





Kim Firestone

Kim Firestone's C.V.

B.A. Chemistry (ACS Certified) - 2000 - Rice University (Houston, TX)
M.S. Physical Chemistry - 2002 - University of Washington
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry - 2005 - University of Washington

Research Interests: Nonlinear Optical Characterization, Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering, Photonic Bandgap Materials.

Outside Interests: Piano, Guitar, Silversmithing, Ukrainian Folkart,
Modern Dance


Firestone, K. A.; Clot, O.; Dalton, L. R.; Reid, P. J. “Frequency-domain discrimination of two-photon excited fluorescence in hyper-Rayleigh scattering. 2005, in preparation.

Clot, O.; Haller, M.; Liao, Y.; Firestone, K. A.; Purvis, L.; Carlson, B.; Phelan, G. D.; Dalton, L. R.; Jen, A. K.-Y.; Robinson, B. H.; Reid, P. J. “Waist-thick push-pull NLO chromophores based on substituted 2,2’-Bi(3,4-propylenedioxythiophene) pi-conjugated bridges.” Chem. Mater. 2005, submitted.

Buker, N.; Firestone, K. A.; Haller, M.; Purvis, L.; Snoeberger, R.; Lao, D.; Jen, A. K.-Y.; Dalton, L. R. “Synthesis and characterization of functionalized guanidines for development of electro-optic materials with highly desirable properties.” Mat. Res. Soc. Proc. 2005, 846, accepted.

Liao, Y.; Eichinger, B. E.; Firestone, K. A.; Haller, M.; Luo, J.; Kaminsky, W.; Benedict, J. B.; Reid, P. J.; Jen, A. K.-Y.; Dalton, L. R.; Robinson, B. H. “Systematic study of the structure-property relationship of a series of ferrocenyl nonlinear optical chromophores.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 2758-2766.


Firestone, K. A.; Reid, P.; Lawson, R.; Jang, S.-H.; Dalton, L. R. “Advances in organic electro-optic materials and processing.” In honor of Tobin Marks. Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2004, 357, 3957-3966.

Dalton, L. R.; Robinson, B. H.; Jen, A. K.-Y.; Reid, P.; Eichinger, B.; Jang, S.-H.; Luo, J.; Liu, S.; Liao, Y.; Firestone, K. A.; Bhatambrekar, N. P.; Bale, D.; Haller, M. A.; Bhattacharjee, S.; Schendel, J.; Sullivan, P. A.; Hammond, S.; Buker, N.; Cady, F.; Chen, A.; Steier, W. H. “Organic electro-optic materials.” Proc. SPIE, 2004, 5621, in press.

Liao, Y.; Firestone, K. A.; Robinson, B. H.; Reid, P. J.; Dalton, L. R. “Synthesis and optical properties of a macrocyclic trichromophore bundle with parallel-aligned dipole moments.” Polymer Preprints, 2004, 45(2),642.

Sullivan, P. A.; Bhattacharjee, S.; Eichinger, B.; Firestone, K.; Robinson, B.; Dalton, L. R. “Exploration of a series type multifunctionalized nonlinear optical chromophore concept.” Proc. SPIE,2004, 5351, 253-259.

Casmier, D. M.; Sullivan, P. A.; Clot, O.; Firestone, K.; Eichinger, B.; Lee, S.; Heller, S.; Brumbaugh, A.; Millard, B.; Dalton, L. R. “New paradigm in NLO chromophore design through a gradient bridge concept.”Proc. SPIE, 2004, 5351, 243-252.

Firestone, K.A.; Bale, D.H.; Westphal, J.B.; Scott, D.C.; Reid, P.J. & Dalton, L.R. “Frequency Agile Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering Studies of Non-Linear Optical Chromophores.” Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 2003, 88, 294-295.

Colvin, V.L.; Jiang, P.; Kacher, J.; Turner, M.E.; Kulinowski, K.; Firestone, K.A. “Colloidal monolayers and multilayers as templates for nanostructure control.” Book of Abstracts, 219th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 26-30, 2000, PHYS-177.

Firestone, K.A.; Jiang, P.; Colvin, V.L. “Planar Colloidal Crystals: Colloidal monodispersity and crystalline quality.” Book of Abstracts, 218th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, August 22-26, 1999, COLL-096.

Briskman, Ari J.; Jiang, P.; Firestone, K.; Colvin, V.L. “Macroporous Conducting Polymers.” Book of Abstracts, 218th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, August 22-26, 1999, CHED-161.

“typical” Hyper-Rayleigh Spectrum

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