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!
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!
6/12/2017 - Congratulations to Henry on the acceptance of his manuscript in Journal of Chromatography A demonstrating the use of mixed ligand silver-based ionic liquids as stationary phases in argentation gas chromatography! The Rossini group at ISU was also instrumental in this study through their use of solid-state NMR techniques to characterize the olefin-silver interaction sites.
6/1/2017 - Our group welcomes summer researchers Liese Peterson, Jiang Lu, and Gabriel Odugbesi! Liese is an undergraduate student at Concordia College (MN); Jiang Lu is an undergraduate student from Beijing Normal University in China; and Gabriel will officially enter the graduate program at ISU this fall.
5/25/2017 - Congratulations to Stephen for the acceptance of his manuscript describing the synthesis and characterization of transition metal and rare earth-based magnetic ionic liquids in New Journal of Chemistry!
5/17/2017 - A manuscript describing results from our collaborative study with Drs. Webster and Ho at AbbVie has just been accepted in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis! Congratulations to Omprakash for his major contributions to this work.
5/2017 - Professor Anderson presents an invited keynote lecture at the 2017 GCxGC and International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography in Ft. Worth, Texas!
5/2/2017 - Congratulations to Kevin and Marcelino. Their manuscript has just been accepted to Angewandte Chemie International Edition!