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.

Professor Jared L. Anderson
Professor Anderson joined the chemistry faculty in August 2015. Prior to joining ISU, he was a faculty member at The University of Toledo from 2005 through 2015 where he held the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor of chemistry. He earned his B.S. in 2000 from South Dakota State University and his Ph.D. from… see more

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Postdoc position available

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in bioanalytical chemistry within the Department of Chemistry at Iowa State University with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2017. In this position, the individual will develop bioanalytical methods using ionic liquid and magnetic ionic liquid-based materials for the analysis of nucleic acids and viable bacteria. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in biochemistry including a background in nucleic acid chemistry and proficiency in PCR and qPCR, analytical chemistry, and separation science. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required. Interested individuals should submit the following to Prof. Anderson by email (andersoj@iastate.edu): (A) Curriculum vitae; (B) Statement of research interests and goals; (C) names and contact information for three (3) references.


12/10/2016 - Check out Analytical Chemistry's December Podcast where Dr. Anderson discusses the work done for our recent Feature paper that made the cover of the journal: Sample Preparation for Bioanalytical and Pharmaceutical Analysis (Anal. Chem., 2016, 88, 11262–11270)

11/18/2016 - Dr. Anderson accepts an invitation to join the International Advisory Board for the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

11/16/2016 - The Anderson Group welcomes new Ph.D. students Ashley Bowers, Miranda Emaus, and Marcelino Varona to the group!

11/11/2016 - Congratulations to Cheng Zhang! He successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation.