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
Biological and pharmaceutical samples represent formidable challenges in sample preparation that hold important consequences for bioanalysis and genotoxic impurity quantification. This Feature will emphasize significant advances toward the development of rapid, sensitive, and selective sample preparation methods
6/2017 - 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!
8/7/2017 - Prof. Carlo Bicchi from the University of Turin in Italy visited the Anderson Group in Ames today!
8/1/2017 - Two undergraduate researchers, Liese Peterson and Jiang Lu, presented posters highlighting their summer research results at the department summer poster session. Liese is from Concordia College (MN) and Jiang Lu is from Beijing Normal University. Click on their names above to view their posters!
7/30/2017 - ACS Project SEED summer researcher, Isabel Camacho-Arias, has finished her research project in our lab. We shot a short video of her summer research experience. Check it out!
7/27/2017 - New technology from our laboratory related to the preconcentration of bacteria for rapid detection and food safety has been filed through the ISU Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer! Click here for more details.
7/27/2017 - Our group welcomes Prof. Dongmei Lu to the group! Prof. Lu is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. She will spend one year as a visiting professor in our group.
7/27/2017 - We welcome 2 post-doctoral scholars who have joined our lab! Dr. María José Trujillo-Rodríguez is an analytical chemist and comes to us from the Universidad de La Laguna in Spain. Dr. Xiong Ding is a trained biochemist who comes from Zhejiang University in China.