Chelsea Nicole Monty-Bromer
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
 Office: FH 439
 Phone: 216-687-9399,  217-687-9399
 Email: c.montybromer@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://www.roosense.com
 Blog: http://www.corrolytics.com
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 439, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
M.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2005
Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2009
 
Brief Bio:
Chelsea Monty, PhD is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland State University.  She is also the CEO and founder of RooSense, LLC a wearable health tech startup. Prior to joining CSU, she was an associate professor of Chemical, Biomolecular, and Corrosion Engineering at The University of Akron from 2009-2020.  She earned her PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2009.  She was named a notable woman in STEM in 2019 by Crain¿s Cleveland and was an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow in 2017 and 2018.

Her research focuses on using electrochemical techniques and novel nanocomposite biomaterials to better understand biological processes at a variety of spatial scales. She is currently funded by the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Ohio Water Resources Committee (OWRC), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE).  She has previously received funding from the Wright Center for Systems Engineering, the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Department of Defense, and the Air Force Research Lab.
 
Honors and Awards:
2021    Crain's Cleveland: Notable Entrepreneur  
2019 Crain¿s Cleveland: Notable Women in STEM
2018 Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty Fellowship
2018 The University of Akron Faculty Research Grant
2017 Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty Fellowship
 
Research Interests:
Bio-electrochemical interfaces are found universally in nature and technology.  The field of bio-electrochemical interface engineering provides a simple and effective approach towards the study, design, and fabrication of electrochemical sensors, biofuel cells, biomaterials, and self-powered biosensors.  Although many of these applications are mature, there are a significant number of important questions that remain before commercialization of the next generation of these technologies.  Our lab is at the forefront of using electrochemical techniques and novel nanocomposite biomaterials to better understand biological processes at a variety of spatial scales.  My vision for our lab at Cleveland State University (CSU) is to continue developing the fundamental understanding of how the bio-electrochemical interface impacts electrical, mechanical, and sensing properties of materials.

My expertise is primarily at the intersection of reactions engineering, electrochemical engineering, and device development and testing. Previous work in my group has focused on studying bio-electrochemical interfaces towards the development of novel biomaterials and biosensors.  One main project in my group is studying how nano-scale fillers impact the mechanical, electrical, and sensing properties of electrochemical sensing biomaterials.  This allows us to study the bio-electrochemical interface at the nanoscale.  At the macro-scale, we use novel, nondestructive electrochemical techniques, developed in my group, to study the impact of microbial growth on metal corrosion.  More recently, we moved towards using electrochemical techniques to interrogate how microbial growth impacts nutrient cycling in benthic sediments at spatial scales ranging from the micro- to macro-scale.
 
Professional Affiliations:
AIChE, ASEE, ESC