Welcome to the Anderson Research Group!
Research within the Anderson Group focuses on all areas of separation science and sample preparation. We are specifically interested in employing and understanding the role that ionic liquids (ILs), polymeric ionic liquids (PILs), and magnetic ionic liquids (MILs) play in chromatographic separations and sample preparation, particularly microextraction-based techniques. In addition, we develop new synthetic approaches of these compounds for targeted applications within the fields of analytical and bioanalytical chemistry. The Anderson Group collaborates with a number of academic research groups in Europe, South America, North America, and Asia. We also work closely with numerous industrial collaborators as we develop separation/sample preparation methodologies that solve challenging industrial problems.
Recently Published Papers
Top News - Mark your calendars and plan to attend! The 20th International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Technologies (ExTech) will be organized by Dr. Anderson and held from June 19-22, 2018 in Ames. Please visit our ExTech 2018 symposium website and also check out our postcard!
6/1/2018 A manuscript demonstrating the first ever use of polymeric ionic liquid sorbent coatings in SPME for the extraction of analytes from complex food samples has been accepted for publication! This work was in collaboration with Prof. Janusz Pawliszyn's group at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
5/31/2018 Our collaborative research with Prof. Jon Kirchhoff's group in developing sorbents to analyze microcystins has been accepted for publication!
5/30/2018 Patented technology from the Anderson Group has been named as 2018 TechConnect Innovation Awardee and is showcased at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo!
5/18/2018 Professor Anderson serves as a committee member on a National Academy of Sciences panel studying A Research Agenda for a New Era in Separations Science.
5/18/2018 Professor Anderson presents an invited keynote lecture at the International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography/GGxGC Symposium in Riva del Garda, Italy.
5/17/2018 Congratulations to Stephen and Maria Jose for the acceptance of their manuscript in Journal of Separation Science!
5/14/2018 Congratulations to Marcelino as first author and Xiong and Kevin as co-authors on a manuscript accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry!