Dr. Grant Knotts

Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Dept.: Chemistry
Office: Elings Hall 226

Educational Background

  • BS 2011- Physics - University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • BS 2011- Chemistry - University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • PhD 2016 - Physics - University of Missouri-Columbia

GV Start Date

  • August 2018

Areas of Expertise

  • Semiconductor Device Physics
  • Organic Electronics


  • Research on the effect of solvent choice during device fabrication on the characteristics of organic, ferroelectric field-effect transistors.
  • Research on the use of biomimetic dipeptides as an insulator in semiconductor devices.

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
The small size makes it very easy to be involved in activities such as student councils, clubs, and academic research. The availability of these activities gives students a chance to gain skills they wouldn't have the opportunity to hone at a larger university.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
The Grand View community is exceptionally friendly and helpful. Students are excited about learning and the focus on a well-rounded education makes interacting with students easier and more enjoyable.

Student Testimonials

  • "Before taking Dr. Knotts physics courses, I couldn't even do basic algebra. His encouragement led me to be successful in a class I thought that I would surely fail. As a new professor to Grand View, I think that he has created a classroom environment that any student can thrive in." - Robin Fenton
Grant Knotts