Phillip C. Chambers, Ph.D.


Title: Patent Engineer

Location: Houston


Dr. Chambers assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in the chemistry field.  His technical skills span across various areas including: colloid and surface chemistry, thin film deposition, condensation polymerization, directed self-assembly (SAMs), nanolithography, and particle lithography.  His instrument analysis experience includes atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), Fourier transform spectroscopy (FT-IR), UV-Vis, and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Prior to joining Osha Liang, Dr. Chambers worked as a graduate research assistant at Louisiana State University.  He conducted multidisciplinary studies and gained experience in nanofabrication, directed surface engineering and molecular level surface characterization. His Ph.D. dissertation detailed the implementation of nanoscale lithography techniques to study the self-assembly mechanisms of organosilanes and porphyrins. His research collaborations spanned across academia and industry and included projects ranging from instrumental design and modification to 2D material characterization and analysis.


  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Louisiana State University (2017)
  • B.S., Chemistry, James Madison University (2012)


  • ACS Certified


  • Chambers, P.C.; Garno, J.C. (2017). Nanostructures formed by the surface self-assembly of 4-(chloromethyl) phenyltrichlorosilane studied with selected solvents and temperatures. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology
  • Self-polymerization of 4-(chloromethyl) phenyltrichlorosilane within spatially-confined sites of Si(111) investigated in selected solvents. Chambers, P. C.; Lejeune, Z.; Lu, L.; Garno, J.C.*, National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, Tx. (March 2014)
  • Using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry to Analyze the Elemental Composition of Didymosphenia geminata. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Weber State, Utah (March 2012).
  • Chambers, P.C.; Garno, J.C. (2017). Surface Directed Synthesis of Porphyrin Heterostructures Using Spatially Selective Organosilane Surface Platforms (Submitted).


  • American Chemical Society


  • English