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Dr. Camille Solbrig

General Chemistry 

About Me

Camille Solbrig

As an assistant professor of Chemistry, I teach Chemistry Laboratories in the department. Professionally I have worked in industrial laboratories in the chemical, microelectronic, biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries in product and process development. I also spent several years doing research in the area of drug delivery in the department of Biomedical engineering at Yale.




Contact Me

Office: Jennings Hall 343A
Phone: (203) 392-6264
Fax: (203) 392-6396


Ph.D., Cornell University
MS, Cornell University
B.S., Pennsylvania State University 


Associate Research Scientist, Yale University, 2004-2007; Research Scientist, 454, Branford, CT 2001-2002

Process Engineer, JDSUniphase, RTP, NC 2001; Research Scientist, BD Technologies, RTP, NC 1998-2000

Teaching Technician, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 1997-1999; Product Engineer, Allied-Signal, Moncure, NC 1996-1997

Research Scientist, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA 1993-1995; Research Scientist, Stratagene, LaJolla, CA 1991-1993

Professional Interests

Areas of special interest for me lie in the chemistry of materials, especially polymeric materials. The use of polymeric materials in the biomedical area present a specific challenge for the polymer scientist due to the harsh environment these materials are continually exposed to and the continual presence of living materials in contact with polymer surfaces. The surface properties of polymers are of special interest; their modification, characterization and stability. The use of polymers as textile materials and as polymer networks in hydrogels are my area of expertise. I also have an interest in the development of analytical methods for a variety of applications.


CHE 120 General Chemistry Laboratory
CHE 125 General, Organic, and Biochemistry Laboratory
CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry Laboratory


1. Woodrow, K. A., M. J. Wood, J. K. Saucier-Sawyer, C. M. Solbrig and W. M. Saltzman, Biodegradable Meshes Printed with Extracellular Matrix Proteins/Support Micropatterned Hepatocyte Cultures, Tissue Engineering, 15:00-11(2009).

2. Solbrig, C. M., J. K. Saucier-Sawyer, V. Cody, W. M. Saltzman and D. J. Hanlon, Polymer Nanoparticles for Immunotheraphy from Encapsulated Tumor-Associated Antigens and Whole Tumor Cells, Molecular Pharmacology, 4(1): 47-57 (2007).

3. Solbrig, C. M., C. Papworth and J. C. Braman, High Resolution of Small DNA Fragments. Using the VisiGelΣ Separation Matrix, Strategies, 5: 43-44 (1992).

4. Solbrig, C. M. and S. K. Obendorf, Wettability of CsOH-Treated Poly(ethylene Terephthalate) Film, Journal of Applied Polymer Science: Applied Polymer Symposium, 47: 437-444 (1991).

5. Solbrig, C. M. and S. K. Obendorf, Alkaline Hydrolysis of Titanium Dioxide Delustered Poly(ethylene Terephthalate) Yarns, Textile Research Journal, 61: 177-181 (1991).

6. Dems, B. C., F. Rodriguez, C. M. Solbrig, Y. M. N. Namaste and S. K. Obendorf, Reactive Ion Etching of Polymer Films, International Polymer Processing, 4(3): 183-187 (1989).

7. Solbrig, C. M. and S. K. Obendorf, Distribution of the Pesticides Malathion and Methyl Parathion on Cotton/Polyester Fabrics Before and After Laundering as Determined by Electron Microscopy, in American Society for Testing and Materials special technical publication 900, Symposium on the performance of protective clothing, University of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, pp.187-204 (1986).

8. Solbrig, C. M. and S. K. Obendorf, Distribution of Residual Pesticide Within Textile Structures as Determined by Electron Microscopy, Textile Research Journal, 55: 540-546 (1985).