About Dr. Irvin

Dr. Jennifer Irvinphoto of Dr. Irvin

Director,
Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program
and
Associate Professor,

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Texas State University
(512) 245-7875  ji12@txstate.edu

Fields of Expertise:
Electroactive polymers • Electrochemical capacitors • Electrochemical characterization •
Organic synthesis •  Static dissipation • Battery materials • Energetic polymers • Nanoparticle coatings

Education:
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry 1998 University of Florida; Advisor: Dr. John R. Reynolds
M.S. in Chemistry 1993 Texas State University; Advisor: Dr. Patrick E. Cassidy
B.S. in Chemistry 1991 Texas State University; Advisor: Dr. Patrick E. Cassidy

Positions Held:
2015 – Present  Director; Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization
Program, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2014 – Present  Associate Professor; Texas State University, San Marcos, TX                2008 – 2014       Assistant Professor; Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2005 – 2008       Head of Analytical Chemistry; Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, CA
2000 – 2005       Research Chemist; Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, CA
1998 – 2000       Post-Doctoral Fellow; Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

Awards and Honors:
2014    College of Science and Engineering College Achievement Award for Excellence
in Service
2014    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Service Award
2012    College of Science and Engineering Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for
Excellence in Teaching
2012    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Teaching Award
2012    Outstanding Girl Scout Volunteer Award
2005    NAWCWD Chemistry Safety Award
2003    US/UK Exchange of Early Career Scientists
2002    NAVAIR Team Award
2000    Sandia National Laboratories’ SPOT Recognition Award
1991    Texas State University Honors Program Graduate

From left to right: Travis Cantu (graduate student, Betancourt/Irvin lab), Davontae Habbit (undergraduate student, Sun Lab), Dr. Irvin, and Jose Dominguez (undergraduate student, Betancourt lab) in Washington D.C. for a National Science Foundation meeting, May 2013.

From left to right: Travis Cantu (graduate student, Betancourt/Irvin lab), Davontae Habbit (undergraduate student, Sun Lab), Dr. Irvin, and Jose Dominguez (undergraduate student, Betancourt lab) in Washington D.C. for a National Science Foundation meeting, May 2013.