Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

[email protected] Provost
Academic Affairs And Provost 972-883-2271
Office - AD 2.108

Inga Holl Musselman, PhD

Analytical Chemistry; Scanning Probe Microscopy; Bionanotechnology; Gas Separations; Fuel Cells


B.A., Gettysburg College (1982): Chemistry
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1988): Analytical Chemistry
Postdoctoral Associate, North Carolina State University (1988–91)
Visiting Lecturer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1991-92)


NanoTech Institute

Research Description

Current research in the Musselman Group has 3 emphases with a microscopy theme in common. Projects include:

  • Fabrication and testing of polymer-based mixed-matrix membranes for gas separations
  • Development and testing of high temperature proton exchange membranes for fuel cells
  • Peptide/single-walled carbon nanotube interactions explored using scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy

Selected Publications

Samarajeewa, Dinushi R.; Dieckmann, Gregg R.; Nielsen, Steven O.; Musselman, Inga H. “Modifying the Electronic Properties of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Designed Surfactant Peptides”, Nanoscale (2012) 4(15): 4544-4554.

Liyanage, Anjalee D.; Ferraris, John P.; Musselman, Inga H.; Yang, Duck-Joo; Andersson, Theodore E.; Son, David Y.; Balkus Jr., Kenneth J. “Nafion-sulfonated dendrimer composite membranes for fuel cell applications”, J. Membr. Sci. (2012), 392-393: 175-180.

Wang, Ruhung; Mikoryak, Carole; Li Synyoung; Bushdiecker, David; Musselman, Inga H.; Pantano, Paul; Draper, Rockford K. “Cytotoxicity Screening of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Detection and Removal of Cytotoxic Cantaminants from Carboxylated Carbon Nanotubes”, Mol. Pharm. (2011) 8(4): 1351-1361.

Ordoñez, Ma. Josephine C.; Balkus, Jr., Kenneth J.; Ferraris, John P.; Musselman, Inga H. “Molecular Sieving Realized with ZIF-8/Matrimid Mixed-Matrix Membranes”, J. Membr. Sci. (2010) 361: 28-37.

Perez, Edson V.; Balkus, Jr., Kenneth J.; Ferraris, John P.; Musselman, Inga H. “Mixed-Matrix Membranes Containing MOF-5 for Gas Separations”, J. Membr. Sci. (2009) 328: 165-173.

Kalaw, Grace Jones D.; Yang, Zhiwei; Musselman, Inga H.; Yang, Duck-Joo; Balkus, Jr., Kenneth J.; Ferraris, John P. “Novel Polysilsesquioxane Hybrid Membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) Applications”, Separ. Sci. Technol. (2008) 43: 3981-4008.

  • Updated: March 29, 2018
[an error occurred while processing this directive]