Dr. Chris Freye


Contact Information

E-mail: freyec@uw.edu
Office: Chemistry Library Building (CHL) 113
Phone: (206)-543-4602


Chris graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science with a concentration in chemistry. As an undergraduate, he participated in research with Professor Michael Sepaniak. He was involved in multiple research topics including surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), microfluidic lab-on-a-chip designs, and the coupling of thin layer chromatography (TLC) and SERS through conformal blotting. After graduating, he moved to Seattle to begin his graduate studies at the University of Washington with Prof. Synovec. He obtained his doctorate in April 2018.


1. Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Imaging of Developed Thin-Layer Chromatography Plates. Chris E. Freye, Nichole A. Crane, Teresa B. Kirchner, Michael J. Sepaniak; Anal. Chem. 2013, 85, 3991-3998.

2. High Temperature Diaphragm Valve-Based Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography. Chris E. Freye, Lan Mu, Robert E. Synovec; J. Chrom. A. 2015, 1424, 127-133.

3. Partial least squares analysis of rocket Propulsion fuel data using diaphragm valve-based comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with flame ionization detectionChris E. Freye, Brian D. Fitz, Matthew C. Billingsley, Robert E. Synovec; Talanta 2016, 153, 203-210.

4. High temperature diaphragm valve-based comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometryChris E. Freye, Robert E. Synovec; Talanta 2016, 153, 675–680.