Chemistry, Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Beer/Brewing Operations
Materials chemistry, Liquid crystals chemistry, Condensed matter phases, Nanomaterials
Department: Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Office Phone: 303-615-0272
Interviewed by: 850KOA Newsradio
Additional Languages Spoken: Chinese
Ethan Tsai is an assistant professor in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, specializing in brewing sciences where he teaches beers of the world and brewing quality analysis. He has previously served as the master chemist for two startup companies, including a partnership with Eastman Kodak to develop next generation high efficiency passivating tinting film filters; and worked in established chemical industry with three years at 3M developing next generation adhesive technologies.
The research of the Tsai Research Group focuses on the relationship between molecular structure and supermolecular structure, and explores new liquid-crystalline morphologies that have potential semiconductor properties for industrial applications ranging from photovoltaics to static field mitigation.