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.
Development of optical spectroscopic techniques and technologies for biomedical and defense related applications.
Qualitative and quantitative charactaerization 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.