Joshua D. Walker

Joshua D. Walker

M.S. Student

Expected Year of Graduation: 2011
Research Lab: Professor Wilfred Tysoe
Major Area of Focus: Physical Chemistry/Surface Science
Previously Attended:
Jackson State University, B.S. Chemistry

Why I like Chemistry:

Chemistry is a fundamental science that links various disciplines together. Chemistry helps us to understand some of the interesting phenomena that occur on a daily basis.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee:

I felt that UWM has a friendly environment that promotes learning.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee:

I enjoy attending the summer festivities each year.

Research Goals:

My research goals are to study the surface science of Pd, AuPd alloys, and Cu with various absorbates such as oxygen, carbon monoxide, ozone, water, and deuterium.


Mr. NOBBCHE 2005-2006
SGA Representative for NOBBCHE and ACS
Who’s Who Among American College Students 2004-present
Dean’s List 2004-2005
2006 UCSB RISE Intern
PREM Scholar
Top Undergraduate Award at 7th Annual Southern School Conference for Computational Chemistry and Materials Science(2007)
2007 UCSB RISE Intern, LSMAP Scholar
University Chancellor Scholar 2008-present
George A. Boyer Scholar 2010-2011


Ray, Paresh, C., Gopala, K. Darbha, Ray, Anandhi, Walker, Joshua, Hardy, William and Alfred Perryman, Gold Nanoparticle Based FRET for DNA Detection, Plasmonics, 2007, 2, 173.

Ray, Paresh, C., Gopala K. Darbha, Anandhi Ray, William Hardy and Joshua Walker, Gold Nanoparticle Based FRET Probe for Multiplexed Hybridization Detection: Accurate identification of Bio-agents DNA, Nanotechnology, 2007, 18, 375504, this article has been highlighted in nanotech web,

Octavio J. Furlong, Brendan P. Miller, Zhenjun Li, Joshua Walker, Luke Burkholder, Wilfred T. Tysoe. The surface chemistry of dimethyl disulfide on copper.