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W. Paige Hall

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

photo of W. Paige HallPaige Hall is a nanoscientist whose research investigates the incredible optical and electrochemical properties of nanoparticles used in sensing, therapeutic, and catalytic applications. She looks forward to interdisciplinary teaching and research projects in both physical and analytical chemistry. Prior to joining UP, Paige spent four years as an assistant professor of chemistry at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where she established an active, year-round research program with a focus on physical chemistry, nanoscience, and environmental chemistry projects. Paige completed a post-doctoral fellowship and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Northwestern University, where she led the development of whole-blood bacteria sensors for sepsis detection and developed novel fabrication, separation, and characterization techniques for conjugated nanoparticle-protein structures based on hetero-bifunctional recombinant proteins. She received a bachelor of science in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame. When not dreaming up new teaching labs or research experiments, you can find Paige enjoying various activities including rose gardening, sewing, and canning jam.s.