The Analytical Chemistry Division consists of a dynamic group of faculty, research associates, and visiting scientists whose research spans the classical topics of analytical chemistry. This comprehensive program covers the areas of mass spectrometry, separations, electrochemistry, and spectroscopy with applications in the following fields: biomedical/pharmaceutical, environmental, forensic/toxicology, nanotechnology, sensors, defense/homeland security, and structural biology/biochemistry. Students work with and develop state-of-the-art equipment (e.g. photoacoustic sensors, pulsed and continuous wave lasers, ion cyclotron MS, impedance spectroscopy, and 3-D amperometry) in top-notch facilities to solve problems of critical significance.
FACULTY WITH RESEARCH INTERESTS IN ANALYTICAL
Development of optical spectroscopic techniques and technologies for biomedical and defense related applications.
Qualitative and quantitative characterization of multifunctional gold nanoparticles
Methods development of chromatographic separations followed by advanced detection systems for pharmaceutical, environmental, forensic/toxicological, and industrial compounds.
Development of bioanalytical techniques to probe cell communication at the single cell level using nanoscale electrochemical sensors. Development of nanometer-wide electrochemical cells for single molecule detection.