Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Charles Henry, Associate Professor Chemical & Biological Engineering Chemistry

Chuck Henry

Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Chemistry

Dr. Henry joined Colorado State University in 2002 from Mississippi State University, and is now a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Biological Engineering (since 2012) and was Chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2014 – 2018. 

Dr. Henry’s research interests lie broadly in the development of lab-on-a-chip technologies to study environmental and biological phenomena. Major techniques used include microfabrication, chromatography, electrochemistry, sensing, biosensing, microfluidics, microscopy, and 3D printing.

Dr. Henry has published over 225 peer-reviewed publications, generated >10 patents, and sits on the editorial advisory board for Analytica Chimica Acta. In addition, Dr. Henry has been involved in six spin-out companies from Colorado State University with products ranging from industrial water quality sensors to low-cost clinical diagnostics.

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Research Interests

At present, three distinct project areas exist within the Henry group.

The first project is developing low-cost sensing methods for clinical and environmental diagnostics. We primarily rely on capillary flow driven systems as these do not require additional equipment for pumping fluids, etc.

The second project focuses on the development of electrode materials with a specific focus on carbon composites. New carbon composites have been developed that have lower cost and higher performance than their predecessors. We have been coupling these with microfluidic devices for a variety of sensing applications.

The third project centers around the creation of new tissue-in-a-chip systems, focused primarily on the human gut as a critical but poorly understood tissue barrier. We have created a microfluidic model of the gut using ex vivo tissue slices.


  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow ’99, University of Kansas – Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Ph.D. ’98, University of Arkansas – Analytical Chemistry
  • B.S. ’94, Missouri Southern State College – Chemistry

Other appointments

  • Associate Editor, Analytica Chimica Acta
  • Cofounder and Board Chairman, Access Sensor Technologies, LLC