Anderson Research Group


The Anderson Group is 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.

Research within the Anderson Group focuses on all areas of separation science and sample preparation.


Group news

7/8/22 Congratulations to former postdoc, Dr. Maria Jose Trujillo-Rodriguez, for obtaining a highly competitive Ramón y Cajal position in Spain!

7/6/22 Congratulations to Qamar for successfully defending his Ph.D.! Dr. Farooq has accepted a Scientist position at PPD and will begin his position in August!

6/25/22 Our group welcomes Maria Dugan! Maria is a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica in MN and the Mayo Clinic and is entering the chemistry graduate program at ISU in August. In our lab this summer, Maria is working on digital droplet LAMP for nucleic acid diagnostics and nucleic acid preconcentration using thin film devices.

6/25/22 We welcome Troy Skinner to the Anderson Group! Troy is participating in the ACS Project Seed program at Iowa State University and will be working on silver(I) ions in olefin separations and with deep eutectic solvents. His project is supported by the National Science Foundation. This is the 17th year that the Anderson Group has participated in the ACS Project SEED program.