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!
7/18/2017 - Our second Real-Time PCR system, a Bio Rad CFX ConnectTM qPCR system, was just installed in our lab!
7/11/2017 - Congratulations to Dr. Omprakash Nacham for the successful defense of his Ph.D. dissertation!
7/10/2017 - Our funding from the National Science Foundation has been renewed for another 3 years!
7/4/2017 - A collaborative study with Prof. Jon Kirchhoff's group at The University of Toledo involving the creation of polymeric ionic liquid SPME coatings using electrochemical approaches has been published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
7/3/2017 - Former Anderson Group Ph.D. students Dr. Honglian Yu and Dr. Tien Ho are engaged! Congratulations to both of you!
7/2/2017 - We welcome Isabelle Camacho-Arias to the group! She is a high school student in the ACS Project SEED program and will be performing summer research on nucleic acid chemistry.
6/27/2017 - Professor Anderson attends the 19th International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Technologies (ExTech) in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and presents an invited talk.
6/19/2017 - Professor Anderson accepts a position as Senior Editor for the Journal of Separation Science.
6/13/2017 - Our first collaborative study with Prof. Alberto Chisvert's group at the University of Valencia in Spain has been accepted in Analytica Chimica Acta!