Lisa Brodhacker

Lisa Brodhacker

  • Professor of Chemistry, Department of Physical Sciences
  • Faculty, College of Science & Mathematics
SC 211 Science Building
Education

Ph.D., University of South Carolina (2006)
B.S., Piedmont Baptist College (1996)

Publications

Refereed Articles 

  • Xu, X., Cashwell, K. K., Tucker, E., Kabisatpathy, S., Brodhacker, K. L., Walter A. Scrivens (2007).  Size and shape separation of gold nanoparticles with preparative gel electrophoresis.   Journal of Chromatography A, 1167 (1), 35-41.

Refereed Proceedings 

Full Paper

  • Smith, L. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017).  Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Epoxy/Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Nanocomposites Reinforced with Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.   13th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium, 221-223.
  • Cubillan, R. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017).  Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Shape-Memory Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   13th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium, 218-220.
  • Brodhacker, K. L., Ritter, J., La Croix, A., Holenstein, B., & Genet, R. M. (2014).  Recent Developments in Spin-Cast Epoxy Mirrors.   Proceedings SPIE, Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation, 8971.
  • Genet, R. M., Holenstein, B., Ritter, J., Horch, E., van Belle, G., Reed Estrada, Chris Estrada, Andrew Aurigema, Lisa Brodhacker, Jodi Christiansen, Lluvia Rodriguez, Dave Kieda (2013).  Earth- and Space-Based Light Bucket Intensity Interferometry Arrays.  In Brian. D. Warner, Robert K. Buchheim, Jerry L. Foote, Dale Mais (Ed.)   32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Astronomical Sciences.
  • Askey, J. D. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2012).  Tarnish Protection of Silvered Telescope Mirrors using Crosslinked Self-Assembled Mono Layers.   8th South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium, 100-102.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. & Richardson, T. R. (2010).  Production of 2-Meter Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   6th South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium, 119-122.
  • Genet, R., Aurigema, A., Bartels, M., Brodhacker, K. L., Rodolpho, C., P. Chen; M. Connelley; D. Davis; G. Jones; T. Liu; E. Mendez; T, Richardson; D. Rowe; J. Schmidt; K. Shah; E. Villasenor (2010).  Lightweight Mirror Developments.   28th Annual Conference of the Society for Astronomical Sciences.

Non-Refereed Articles 

  • Brodhacker, K. L., Harris, G., Holenstein, B., Venkateswaran, S., & Genet, R. (2011).  Non-Vacuum Silvering and Overcoating of Telescope Mirrors.   Amateur Astronomy Magazine, No. 70.
  • Brodhacker, K. L., Richardson, T., Babson, K., Ruff, J., Scrivens, W., Russell Genet, Bruce Holenstein, John Ridgely (2011).  Spin-Cast Polymer Mirrors.   Amateur Astronomy Magazine, No. 70.

Book Chapters 

Refereed

  • Richardson, T. R. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2010). Spinning the Way to a Perfect Figure. The Alt-Az Initiative: Telescope, Mirror, and Instrument Developments.  
  • Genet, R., Aurigema, A., Badger, S., Bartels, M., Brodhacker, K. L., Rodolfo Canestrari, Peter Chen, Mike Connelley, David Davis, Mauro Ghigo, Greg Jones, Tong Liu, Eric Mendez, Giovanni Pareschi, Terry Richardson, David Rowe, Josh Schmidt, Kiran Shah, Efrain Villasenor (2010). An Introduction to Lightweight Mirror Developments. The Alt-Az Initiative: Telescope, Mirror, and Instrument Developments. Collins Foundation Press. 
Presentations

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

International

  • Brodhacker, L. (2017, April). Improving spin-cast epoxy telescope mirrors with spiro orthocarbonates, polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes, and functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes.   253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, California.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2014). Recent Developments in Epoxy Mirrors.   Photonics West Conference of the SPIE, San Francisco, California.

Regional

  • Askey, J. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2012). Tarnish Protection of Silvered Telescope Mirrors using Crosslinked Self-Assembled Mono Layers.   8th South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2010). Production of 2-Meter Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   6th Annual South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

State

  • Cubillan, R. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017). Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Shape-Memory Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   13th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  • Smith, L. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017). Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Epoxy/Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Nanocomposites Reinforced with Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.   13th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  • Junior, F. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2016). The dispersion and effect of Multi-walled carbon nanotubes in an epoxy amine polymer for spin-cast epoxy telescope mirrors.   NASA EpSCoR/IDeA State Conference, Columbia, South Carolina.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

Local

  • Cubillan, R. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017). Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Shape-Memory Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Lander University Academic Showcase, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Hine, J. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017). Viscosity Studies of Epoxy Composites with Various Additives for Spin-cast Telescope Mirrors.   Lander University Department of Physical Science Research Symposium, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Lee, J. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017). Characterization of Functionalized Magnetic Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Production of Shape-Memory Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Lander University Department of Physical Science Research Symposium, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Rogers, P. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017).
    Enhancing the Intrinsic Dynamic and Thermomechanical Properties of Epoxy Composite
  • Telescope Mirrors with Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes and Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.   Lander University College of Science and Mathematics Seminar, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Smith, L. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017). Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Epoxy/Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Nanocomposites Reinforced with Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.   Lander University Academic Showcase, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Smith, L. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017). Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Epoxy/Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Nanocomposites Reinforced with Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.   Lander University Department of Physical Sciences Research Symposium, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Weston, B., Kinard, K., & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017). The Synthesis and Purification of Ionic Liquid Substrates for the Polymerization of Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Lander University Department of Physical Sciences Research Symposium, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Weston, B., Kinard, K., & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017). The Synthesis and Purification of Ionic Liquid Substrates for the Polymerization of Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Lander University Academic Showcase, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2016). Spin-Cast Epoxy Telescope Mirrors at Lander University.   Rotary Club of Greenwood, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Cubillan, R. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2016). Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Shape-Memory Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Lander University Department of Physical Sciences Research Symposium, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Junior, F. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2016). The dispersion and effect of Multi-walled carbon nanotubes in an epoxy amine polymer for spin-cast epoxy telescope mirrors.   Lander University Department of Physical Sciences Research Symposium, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Martins, M. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2016). The dispersion and effect of functionalized carbon nanotubes in an epoxy-amine polymer for Spin-Cast epoxy telescope mirrors.   Lander University Department of Physical Sciences Research Symposium, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Askey, J. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2012). Tarnish Protection of Silvered Telescope Mirrors using Crosslinked Self-Assembled Mono Layers.   Lander University Sponsored Training/Conference, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • La Croix, A. D. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2012). Synthesis and Characterization of Spiro Orthocarbonate Compounds for Shrinkage Reduction in Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Lander University Sponsored Training/Conference, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Pitman, T. S. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2012). Synthesis and Characterization of Spiro Orthocarbonate Compounds for Shrinkage Reduction in Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Lander University Sponsored Training/Conference, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Harris, G. C. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2011). Polymeric Overcoatings for Silvered Telescope Mirrors.   Lander University Sponsored Training/Conference, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. & Brown, C. J. (2010). Manipulating the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion to Improve the Working Quality of Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Lander University Sponsored Training/Conference, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Anderson, A. D. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2009, April). The Production of Spun-Cast Epoxy Mirrors on an Ionic Liquid Substrate: Initial Findings.   Lander University Sponsored Training/Conference, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Anderson, A. D. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2009, April). The Production of Spun-Cast Epoxy Mirrors on an Ionic Liquid Substrate: Initial Findings.   Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina.

National

  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2014). Spin Cast Epoxy Mirrors.   Orion Observatory Astronomy Workshop, San Luis Obispo, California.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2014). Spin Cast Epoxy Mirrors.   Lander Small Telescopes and Astronomical Research III Conference, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2013, October). Spin Cast Epoxy Mirrors.   National Space Grant Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2013, August). Spin-Cast Epoxy Mirrors.   University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy and Advanced Technology Research Center, Pukalani, Hawaii.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. & Pitman, T. S. (2012, July). Progress of Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Alt-Az Initiative for Lightweight Optics, Portland, Oregon.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2012, January). Recent Developments with Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Alt-Az Initiative for Lightweight Optics, Waimea, Hawaii.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2011, January). Sol-Gel Processing.   Alt-Az Initiative for Lightweight Optics, Kona, Hawaii.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. & Richardson, T. R. (2010). Development of a Lab for 2-Meter Epoxy Mirrors.   Alt-Az Initiative for Lightweight Optics, Waianae, Hawaii.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. & Richardson, T. R. (2009). Spin-Cast Polymer Mirror Chemistry.   Alt-Az Initiative for Lightweight Optics, Pasadena, California.
  • Richardson, T. R. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2009). Engineering Spin-Cast Polymer Mirrors.   Alt-Az Initiative for Lightweight Optics, Pasadena, California.
  • Richardson, T., Scrivens, W. A., Brodhacker, K. L., & Ruff, J. I. (2009, June). A Report on Progress Making Optical Quality Spun-Cast Polymer Mirrors.   214th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Pasadena, California.

Regional

  • Brodhacker, L., Rogers, P., & Harmon, B. (2017).
    Enhancing the Intrinsic Dynamic and Thermomechanical Properties of Epoxy Composite
  • Telescope Mirrors with Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes and Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.   Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlotte, South Carolina.
  • Brodhacker, L. & Bates, J. (2017).
    Synthesis and Dispersion of Functionalized Silicon Dioxide Nanoparticles with Varying Sizes and their Effect on Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites for Telescope Mirrors
  • Jordan Bates, K. Lisa Brodhacker, PhD.   Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlotte, South Carolina.
  • Smith, L. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2017). Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Epoxy/Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Nanocomposites Reinforced with Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.   Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Cubillan, R. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2016). Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Shape-Memory Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Askey, J. D. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2012). Cross-Linked Self-Assembled Monolayers as Protective Coatings for Silvered Telescope Mirrors.   Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • La Croix, A. D. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2012). Synthesis and Characterization of Spiro Orthocarbonate Compounds for Shrinkage Reduction in Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Pitman, T. S. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2012, November). Shrinkage Reduction of Epoxy Telescope Mirrors Using Spiro Orthocarbonate Compounds.   Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, North Carolina.

State

  • Cubillan, R. & Brodhacker, K. Lisa (2017). Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Shape-Memory Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2016). Spin-Cast Epoxy Telescope Mirrors.   NASA EpSCoR/IDeA State Conference, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Martins, M. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2016). The dispersion and effect of functionalized carbon nanotubes in an epoxy-amine polymer for Spin-Cast epoxy telescope mirrors.   South Carolina Academy of Science, Rock Hill, South Carolina.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2014). An Update on Spin-Cast Epoxy Mirrors.   Meeting of the Astronomers in South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Brodhacker, K. L. (2011). Spin-Cast Epoxy Mirrors for Solar Power.   University of Arizona, Center for Optical Sciences, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Anderson, A. D. & Brodhacker, K. L. (2009, April). The Production of Spun-Cast Epoxy Mirrors on an Ionic Liquid Substrate: Initial Findings.   South Carolina Academy of Science, Columbia, South Carolina.