Research Analytical

Analytical Research

Consistently ranked as one of the top analytical programs in the United States over the past four decades, the analytical division is recognized as a world leader in this scientific area.

Following the tradition set by the late Professor Charles N. Reilley, the division extends the frontier of measurement science through a focus on fundamental studies related to chemical analysis and the development of innovative instrumentation. All traditional areas of research are represented, including electrochemistry, mass spectrometry, microscopy, sensors, separations, single cell assays, micro- and nanoscale chemical measurement devices, and spectroscopy.

Research projects span a wide range of chemical analysis science, including microvolume separations and analysis, nanomaterials, proteomics, sensors, single cell/molecule analysis, and surface analysis; for examples of active research projects please see the list below.

The division has a strong alumni base with students working across academia, industry, and national labs enabling exciting career opportunities and networking for our graduate students.

Recent Research Results

Inositol polyphosphates and target of rapamycin kinase signalling govern photosystem II protein phosphorylation and photosynthetic function under light stress in Chlamydomonas

We used an in vivo assay for TOR activity together with global proteomic and phosphoproteomic analyses to assess differences between wild-type and vip1-1 in the presence and absence of rapamycin.

Seasonal Contribution of Isoprene-Derived Organosulfates to Total Water-Soluble Fine Particulate Organic Sulfur in the United States

In this work, iOSs were quantitively characterized in PM2.5 collected from 20 ground sites within the Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE) network during the 2016 summer and winter seasons.

Anodic coulometry of zero-valent iron nanoparticles

Herein, this work is focused on applying the electrochemical method known as anodic particle coulometry (APC) to detect and characterize nZVI.

Representative Publications

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