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!
9/18/2017 Our group welcomes Prof. Xi-Tian Peng to the group! Prof. Peng is a Professor at Hubei Academy of Agricultural Science in China. He will spend one year as a visiting professor in our group.
9/6/2017 An article by Prof. Anderson describing the rapid expansion and future of separation science appears in LCGC North America's 35th anniversary issue.
9/5/2017 Congratulations to Omprakash, Kevin, and Marcelino for the acceptance of their manuscript in Analytical Chemistry! This study describes a method for the rapid and selective extraction of total and messenger RNA.
8/24/2017 An Erasmus+ mobility project from the European Union between the Anderson lab at Iowa State and the Psillakis lab at the Technical University of Crete in Greece has been funded!
8/21/2017 We welcome Alex Majors back to the group! Alex will be working in the lab this academic year on projects related to 3D Printing.
8/7/2017 - Prof. Carlo Bicchi from the University of Turin in Italy visited the Anderson Group in Ames today!