Current Anderson Group Members

Postdoctoral Scholars

Iran Ocaña Rios

Email: ocaarios@iastate.edu
Hometown: Toluca, Estado de México, México
Education: Master and Doctorate in Chemistry, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Current Project:  My research involves the determination of emerging contaminants in water and fish samples using various sample preparation techniques and GC-MS.

Ph.D. Students

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Muhammad Qamar Farooq

Email: mfarooq@iastate.edu
Hometown: Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
Education: B.S. Chemistry, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Current Project:  My research involves the synthesis of novel magnetic ionic liquids and exploration of their applications in chemical analysis.

Han Chen

Han Chen (Co-advised with Prof. Robbyn Anand)

Email: hchen1@iastate.edu
Hometown: Wuhan, China
Education: B.S. Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, China
Current Project:  My research involves the use of ionic liquid-based materials for microfluidic applications in bioanalytical chemistry.

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Philip Eor

Email: peor@iastate.edu
Hometown: Rochelle, Illinois
Education:  B.S. Chemistry, Chung-Ang Univ., Korea; M.S. Organic Chemistry, Chung-Ang Univ., Korea
Current Project:  My research involves developing new analytical methodologies for complex samples by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography.

Nabeel Mujtaba Abbasi

Nabeel Mujtaba Abbasi

Email: nma@iastate.edu
Hometown: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Education: B.S. Chemistry, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Current Project:  My research involves the synthesis of novel magnetic ionic liquids and exploration of their applications in chemical analysis.

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Derek Eitzmann

Email: eitzmann@iastate.edu
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Education: B.S. Chemistry, Concordia University
Current Project:  My research involves developing new approaches to preconcentrate biological molecules for point-of-care diagnostics.

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Victoria Zeger

Email: vrzeger@iastate.edu
Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Education: B.S. Chemistry, West Virginia University
Current Project:  In Dr. Anderson’s group, I am working on coupling new microextraction methodologies with chromatographic separations and mass spectrometry.

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Shu-An Hsieh

Email: shsieh@iastate.edu
Hometown: Kaohsiung/Taipei, Taiwan
Education: B.S. Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University(NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan
Current Project:  I am working on exploiting the unique capabilities of 3D printing to create new devices that are able to preconcentrate molecules from complex samples. The devices that I create can be printed in any laboratory with a commercial 3D printer.

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Donghyun Ryoo

Email: rydh2000@iastate.edu
Hometown: Daegu, South Korea
Education: B.S. Chemistry, Kyungpook National Univ., Korea; M.S. Analytical Chemistry, Hanyang Univ., Korea
Current Project:  My research investigates the unique capabilities of silver ions in separations, particularly in gas chromatographic separations where the silver ions are protected by an ionic liquid stationary phase.

Shashini De Silva

Email: shashini@iastate.edu
Hometown: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Education: B.S. Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
Current Project:  My research involves the development of novel approaches to extract and recover nucleic acids from plants. I am also interested in all aspects of nucleic acid extraction and amplification methods, including qPCR and isother amplification.

Bhawana Thapa

Email: bthapa@iastate.edu
Hometown: Nepal
Education: B.S. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India; M.S. University of Tartu, Estonia/Uppsala University, Sweden
Current Project:  My research involves studying the volatile molecules liberated during 3D printing using sample preparation, chromatography, and mass spectrometry.

SeongSoo Lee

Email: ssl@iastate.edu
Hometown: Changwon, South Korea
Education: B.S. Chemistry, Changwon National University, South Korea; M.S. Chemistry, Changwon National University, South Korea.
Current Project:  My research involves coupling nucleic acid sample preparation with amplification processes.

Danial Shamsaei

Email: shamsaei@iastate.edu
Hometown: Shahreza, Isfahan, Iran
Education: B.S. Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran; M.S. Analytical Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
Current Project:  My research involves the development of sensitive analytical assays that can be readily monitored using smartphones.

Ethan Leung (Co-advised with Prof. Robbyn Anand)

Email: eleung@iastate.edu
Hometown: Annandale, New Jersey
Education: B.S. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Current Project:  My research involves exploiting favorable features of electropolymerizable materials for the production of platforms that can be used to solve pressing analytical challenges related to human health.

Nicholas Tryon-Tasson

Email: nttasson@iastate.edu
Hometown: Waconia, Minneosta
Education: B.S. Chemistry, College of St. Scholastica, Minnesota
Current Project:  My research involves the preparation of novel green solvents for use in chemical separations. Additionally, I am interested in expanding 3D printing technologies more into the chemical sciences.

Undergraduate Students

Pedro Pliego

Email: ppliego@iastate.edu
Hometown: Blaine, Minnesota
Education: Senior in B.S. Chemistry program at Iowa State University 
Current Project:  My research aims to develop new materials for the preconcentration and extraction of nucleic acids in combination with 3D printed technology for further inexpensive analysis.

Miles Byington

Email: miles.byington@mines.sdsmt.edu
Hometown: Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
Education: Junior in B.S. Chemical Engineering Program at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD 
Current Project:  I am participating in the DOE SULI program during Summer 2022 at Ames Laboratory in Dr. Anderson’s lab. My research is focused on developing an understanding of how water, elevated temperatures, and gas streams affect the stability of silver-containing ionic liquid systems for olefin/parrafin separations.

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