Joshua S. Wallace

Scientific Advisor


Joshua S. Wallace is an Analytical and Materials Chemist with extensive experience in organic synthesis and spectroscopic, mass-selective, and biological analyses. Dr. Wallace is currently a third year law student at the University at Buffalo School of Law, where he is pursuing a concentration in intellectual property law and serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Law Review.

Prior to attending law school, Dr. Wallace earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Political Science from Houghton College in 2011, during which he worked as a research technician performing small organic molecule and polymer synthesis, purification, and characterization. Dr. Wallace later earned a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Wallace’s research focused extensively on enhancing the detection of environmental contaminants in various matrices and applying advanced chemometric techniques to elucidate the source, transport, and fate of hazardous contaminants in order to mitigate their effects on the surrounding ecosystem. Dr. Wallace served a post-doctoral researcher in the University at Buffalo’s Surface and Thin Films Laboratory, analyzing the electro-chemical properties of novel electronic materials, carbon-based materials for nano-circuitry, bio-compatible polymeric materials for wound-healing, and dopant migration in polarized light-producing devices.

Dr. Wallace has extensive experience in all aspects of analytical and materials science, including synthesis, modelling, fabrication, testing, and analysis, and maintains certifications in handling radio-isotopes and x-ray and electron beam generation and application, environmental remediation, and stream restoration.

Dr. Wallace assists our practitioners in evaluating inventions for patentability, drafting patent applications and replies to office actions, assessing infringement, and in evaluating the availability of trademarks for use and registration. Dr. Wallace will take the United States Patent and Trademark Office Registration Exam this fall, and will graduate from law school in May 2019.


Selected Publications:

  • Y. Jia, K. Zeng, J.S. Wallace, J.A. Gardella, Jr. U. Singesetti. Spectroscopic and electrical calculation of band alignment between atomic layer deposited (ALD) SiO2 and β-Ga2O3 (201). Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015. 106, 102107,

  • J.S. Wallace, D.M. Blersch. Dynamic modeling predicts continued bioaccumulation of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomiu) post phase-out due to invasive prey and shifts in predation. Environmental Pollution 2015. 206, 289-97,

  • J.S. Wallace, A. Quinn, E.S.W. Kong, J.A. Gardella, Jr., Beyond Defect Formation: Spectroscopic Characterization of Plasma-induced Structural and Electronic Transformations in Graphene. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A. 2016, 34, 061502,

  • Y. Jia, J.S. Wallace, E. Echeverria, J.A. Gardella, Jr., U. Singisetti. Interface Characterization of Atomic Layer Deposited Al2O3 on m-plane GaN. Phys. Status Solidi B., 2017, 254, 1600681,

  • K. Zeng, J.S. Wallace, C. Heimburber, K. Sasaki, A. Kuramata, T. Masui, J. A. Gardella, Jr. U. Singisetti. Ga2O3 MOSFETs Using Spin-on-Glass Source/Drain Doping Technology. IEEE Electron Device Letters, 2017, 38, 513-516,

  • J.S. Wallace, E. Garner, A. Pruden, D.S. Aga, Occurrence and Transformation of Veterinary Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Diary Manure Treated by Advanced Anaerobic Digestion and Conventional Treatment Methods. Environ. Pollut., 2018, 236, 764-772,


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D., Chemistry
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, M.A., Chemistry
  • Houghton College, B.S., Chemistry, Political Science

Professional Recognition

  • National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow
  • Kent Scholar, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Silbert Fellow, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Young Alumnus of the Year, Houghton College

Professional Associations

  • Buffalo Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • New York State Bar Association – Student Section
  • Buffalo Environmental Law Journal
  • Jessup International Moot Court

Speaking Out

  • Adjunct Professor, Houghton College
  • Antibiotics in Agricultural Ecosystems: Fate, Treatment, Analysis, and Ecological Effects – Symposium Organizer and Speaker
  • Defecting: A Multi-technique Approach to Elucidating Structural and Electronic Changes in Graphene and its derivatives


  • American Chemical Society
  • American Vacuum Society
  • Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • National Association of Parliamentarians
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • University at Buffalo Professional Staff Senate