Shelley D. Minteer

Shelley D. Minteer


Dale and Susan Poulter Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry and Associate Chair of Chemistry

Western Illinois University, B.S. in Chemistry 1995
University of Iowa, Ph.D. in Chemistry 2000



Phone: 801-587-8325

Office: b611 Thatcher Building


Research Group

Interfacial & Bioanalytical Chemistry (IBAC)

Activities & Awards

  • 2015 Luigi Galvani Prize of the Bioelectrochemical Society
  • 2013 Fellow of The Electrochemical Society
  • 2010 Tajima Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry
  • 2008 American Chemical Society St. Louis Award
  • 2008 Scientific American Top 50 Award
  • 2008 Society of Electroanalytical Chemists Young Investigator Award
  • 2006 U.S. Department of Defense Okaloosa Award
  • 2006 Missouri Inventor of the Year Award
  • 2005 Academy of Science of St. Louis Innovation Award

Research Interests

The Minteer Group focuses on improving the abiotic-biotic interface between biocatalysts and electrode surfaces for enhanced bioelectrocatalysis. These biocatalysts include microbial cells, organelles (mitochondria and thylakoid membranes), redox proteins, and oxidoreductase enzymes. We design electrode structures for enhanced flux at electrode surfaces for biosensor and biofuel cell applications. The group utilizes a variety of electroanalytical techniques (linear polarization, cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry, differential pulse amperometry), as well as a variety of biological and spectroscopic techniques to accomplish these goals. The group also has an active program in electrocatalysis for synthetic organic electrochemistry.

Shelley Minteer is a member of Utah MRSEC.

Selected Publications

Last Updated: 8/26/19