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
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!
1/3/2018 The Anderson Group welcomes several new faces to the group! Dr. Deepak Chand joins the group as a post-doc. Dr. Chand obtained his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Idaho working under Prof. Jean'ne Shreeve where he explored ionic liquids as hypergolic fuels. He continued his research on ionic liquids for the past year with Profs. Mudring and Meyer in the Ames Laboratory. We also welcome undergraduates Hugo Hogenkamp and Carley McConnell to the group!
12/11/2017 Several new papers from the group have been published! Two papers have been accepted for publication in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry! Congratulations to Henry and Liese for their report using metal-containing ionic liquids in gas chromatography. A collaborative paper with Prof. Eduardo Carasek and Dr. Josias Merib from Brazil has also been accepted! In this study, magnetic ionic liquids are used for the extraction and quantitation of estrogens from urine. Congratulations to Maria Jose for the acceptance of her manuscript highlighting magnetic-assisted microextraction procedures in sample preparation in Scientia Chromatographica.
12/05/2017 The Anderson Group welcomes the following three new Ph.D. students to the group: Muhammad Qamar Farooq (Lahore University of Sciences, Pakistan), Gabe Odugbesi (State University of New York at Oswego), and Chenghui Zhu (Wuhan University, China).
11/22/2017 Professor Anderson presented an invited talk at the 2017 Eastern Analytical Symposium and an invited talk in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California-Riverside.
10/15/2017 Our group welcomes Prof. Kosuke Kuroda from Kanazawa University in Japan! Prof. Kuroda is a visiting professor in our group.
10/12/2017 Prof. Anderson gives invited talks in Spain. He presented a lecture at the "Campus America" program at the Universidad de La Laguna in Tenerife, Spain.