12/9/20 Congratulations to Han for passing her oral preliminary exam and progressing to Ph.D. candidacy!
12/8/20 Our work published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering has been chosen to appear on the cover of the December 14, Volume 8 issue of the journal! This work highlights our most recent results from our Ames Laboratory project sponsored by the DOE Separation Science Program.
12/7/20 Our collaborative work with Prof. Shan Jiang’s group in Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been chosen as the cover in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters!
11/30/20 Our group’s research is highlighted in the 2020 Advisory Board Members virtual issue of Analytical Chemistry!
11/23/20 Congratulations to Qamar, Nabeel, and Gabe! Their manuscript, accepted in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, represents the first ever study to exploit chromatography to elucidate the role of hydrogen bond donor and acceptor on solvation in deep eutectic solvents!
11/11/20 Our collaborative work with Professor Shan Jiang’s group in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at ISU has been published in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters!.
11/10/20 Congratulations to Philip for passing his oral preliminary exam and progressing to Ph.D. candidacy!
11/10/20 Congratulations to Philip, Donghyun, and Henry! Their manuscript studying the stability of silver ions in ionic liquids for olefin separations has been accepted in ACS Omega!.
10/28/20 Prof. Anderson accepts an invitation to join the editoral advisory board of Trends in Analytical Chemistry (TrAC).
10/7/20 Our collaborative work with Professors Carasek and Merib at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina and Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre in Brazil has been accepted for publication in Talanta!
9/2/20 The Separation Science Program at the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a 3 year, $2.45 million dollar grant to study the nanoscale ordering of ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents. The work will be completed through Ames Laboratory and is a collaboration between the Anderson, Smith, Petrich and Song groups. Click here to learn more about this work and Ames Laboratory.
9/1/20 Congratulations to Miranda, Marcelino, Derek, Shu-An, and Victoria! Their manuscript on nucleic acid analysis methods in Trends in Analytical Chemistry will be featured on the journal’s cover for the September 2020 issue!
9/1/20 Congratulations to Miranda! Her manuscript has been chosen as a “Paper in Forefront” in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry!
6/30/20 Our collaborative work with Prof. Rocha’s group at the University of Aveiro in Portugal has been accepted for publication in Microchemical Journal!
6/18/20 Dr. Anderson presents a talk on two-dimensional chromatography to the global chromatography and mass spectrometry group at ExxonMobil Chemical.
6/9/20 Marcelino’s newest manuscript describing the use of carbodiimide crosslinker chemistry to modify polyacrylate-based sorbent coatings for sequence-selective DNA extraction using solid-phase microextraction has been accepted for publication in Analytical Methods!
6/3/20 As we approach the year anniversary since the release of the National Academies of Science reported titled “A Research Agenda for Transforming Separation Science”, Dr. Anderson has written a Viewpoints article that will appear in the August edition of LCGC Magazine.
6/2/20 Our group welcomes Echo DeVries and Vy Tat to the group for the summer! Echo will enter the Ph.D. program at ISU this fall and obtained her bachelors degree from Clarke University. Vy is currently an undergraduate chemistry major at Concordia University in Moorhead, Minnesota.
5/4/20 Our collaborative work with Prof. Kenessov’s group at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Kazakhstan and Prof. Koziel at ISU has been accepted for publication in Microchemical Journal.
4/29/20 Our group is working on the battle against SARS-CoV-2 by designing and developing consolidated sample preparation and diagnostic assays that can be used at the point-of-care. Stay tuned!
4/29/20 Check out these recently published and accepted papers by the group: 1) Marcelino and Derek’s paper in Analytical Chemistry, (2) Chenghui and Marcelino’s paper in ACS Omega, (3) Miranda’s paper accepted to Analytica Chimica Acta and chosen by the editors to appear as a ‘feature article’ and on the journal’s front cover!
4/28/20 Congratulations to Chenghui and Gabe! They both successfully defended their theses over the past two weeks to earn their Masters degrees in chemistry.
4/28/20 Prof. Anderson has been invited to serve on the editorial board of Talanta Open, a new open access journal created by Elsevier.
4/28/20 Congratulations to Miranda and Qamar! Miranda received the Professor William G. Tong Scholarship in Analytical Chemistry and Qamar received the David N. and Minnie I. Wall Graduate Scholarship awarded by the Department of Chemistry this spring!
4/9/20 Orders have been placed for additional chromatographic instrumentation and a high temperature furnace system for the lab! We will now be able to 3D print and cure ceramic components!
4/5/20 Our newest 3D printer has arrived from B9 Creations! This is our 3rd 3D Printer in the lab and this printer uses digital light projection (DLP) to photo-reactively cure the polymer.
4/5/20 Our entire group attended Pittcon in Chicago in March! Excellent talks were presented by Marcelino, Miranda, Qamar, Chenghui, Han, Philip, and Nabeel!
1/21/20 Professor Anderson has been invited to present an invited talk at HPLC 2020, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conference!
1/2/20 Our group welcomes Katia Yavir to the group! Katia is a visiting Ph.D. student from Gdansk University of Technology in Poland.
11/27/19 We are adding to our 3D printing capabilities! We anxiously await the delivery of the newest Formlabs Form 3 SLA 3D printer and are excited to exploit FDM and SLA printing capabilities in our research!
11/15/19 Congratulations to Ashley Bowers for the defense of her MS thesis!
11/06/19 We welcome the following new graduate students to the Anderson Group: Victoria Zeger, Shu-An Hsieh, Derek Eitzmann, and Donghyun Ryoo!
10/31/19 Congratulations to Muhammad Qamar Farooq for passing his preliminary exam and advancing to Ph.D. candidacy!
10/29/19 Congratulations to Dr. He Nan for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation. He will begin his new position at AbbVie in January!
10/22/19 Congratulations to Professor Anderson for officially being named the inaugural Alice Hudson Professor of Chemistry!
10/18/19 Professor Anderson accepts an invitation to join the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Analytical Chemistry!
10/11/19 Congratulations to Dr. Anderson for being selected as TOP100 Analytical Scientists in The Power List 2019!!
9/16/19 Congratulations to Gabe for the publication of his paper on ultra-high thermal stability ionic liquids as gas chromatographic stationary phases in Journal of Chromatography A! This work was in collaboration with Prof. Jim Davis and his group at the University of South Alabama.
9/10/19 Prof. Anderson presents a Plenary Lecture at the 4th International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology (ILSEPT) in Sitges, Spain!
8/15/19 The National Science Foundation awards a Special Creativity Extension to our current NSF funded project. The award provides the group an extra two years of funding!
7/15/19 Professor Anderson presents a Plenary Lecture and a short course at the 17th Latin American Symposium on Chromatography and Related Techniques Colacro 2019 in Aracaju, Brazil!
6/27/19 Congratulations to Qamar for the acceptance of his first manuscript as the leading author titled “Investigating the Effect of Ligand and Cation on the Properties of Metal Fluorinated Acetylacetonate Based Magnetic Ionic Liquids” in New Journal of Chemistry!
6/4/19 Our group welcomes the following summer researchers to the group: Shelbie Weihs, Derek Eitzmann, and Andrew Holen! Shelbie is an undergraduate at ISU; Derek will enter graduate school this fall at ISU, and Andrew is an undergraduate student at Concordia University in Moorhead, MN.
5/17/19 Congratulations to Marcelino for the acceptance of his manuscript “Visual Detection of Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms Using Molecular Beacon Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification with Rapid, Centrifuge-free DNA Extraction” in Analytical Chemistry!
4/19/19 Congratulations to Kevin and Chenghui for the acceptance of their manuscript “Maximizing Ion-tagged Oligonucleotide Loading on Magnetic Ionic Liquid Supports for the Sequence-Selective Extraction of Nucleic Acids” in Analytical Chemistry!
4/17/19 Congratulations to Miranda, Marcelino, and He for winning The Frank J. Moore and Thoreen Beth Moore Fellowship, David N. and Minnie I. Wall Graduate Fellowship, and Alpha Chi Sigma Award!
4/12/19 A supplemental issue on “Recent Developments in Sample Preparation” edited by Prof. Anderson appears in the April issue of LCGC North America.
4/12/19 Congratulations to Mel Yamsek, a former undergraduate student in the Anderson Group! He has been awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship at the University of Chicago!
4/11/19 Prof. Anderson will present an invited talk at the 43rd International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 16th GC x GC Symposium in Ft. Worth, Texas!
4/3/19 Congratulations to Shelbie Weihs, who has received summer funding from the Dean’s High Impact Award Undergraduate Research Program!
4/3/19 Prof. Anderson has received the 2019 Dean’s Emerging Faculty Leaders Award!
3/21/19 Prof. Anderson will present an invited talk at the 17th Latin American Congress on Chromatography and Related Technologies in Aracaju, Brazil!
3/18/19 Miranda, Ashley, Maria Jose, Marcelino, Henry, Gabe, Chenghui and Qamar all presented their research results at Pittcon 2019 in Philadephia!
3/4/19 Our collaborative study with the University of Torino in Italy involving the use of magnetic ionic liquids to extract plant DNA followed by PCR has been accepted in Plant Methods!
3/1/19 Congratulations to Maria Jose for the publication of her two manuscipts in Journal of Chromatography A and Talanta!
2/8/19 Prof. Anderson presents the Werth Lecture at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
12/2/18 Prof. Anderson has been appointed editor for the Journal of Chromatography A and will assume this new post on January 1, 2019. Click here for press release from Ames Laboratory.
11/30/18 Results from our collaboration with Prof. Brehm-Stecher’s group in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at ISU were just published in Analytical Chemistry!
11/12/18 We welcome the following new Ph.D. students to the group: Han Chen (co-advised with Prof. Anand), Nabeel Abbasi, and Philip Eor.
10/25/18 Congratulations to Miranda and Marcelino for both passing their oral preliminary Ph.D. candidacy exams!
10/12/18 Prof. Anderson has been invited to present a plenary lecture at the 4th International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology in Sitges, Spain.
10/2/18 Check out the following recent publications from our group: “Silver-based Polymeric Ionic Liquid Sorbent Coatings for Solid-Phase Microextraction: Materials for the Selective Extraction of Unsaturated Compounds” Analytica Chimica Acta, DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.051.; “Magnetic Ionic Liquid-enhanced Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification And Its Application to Rapid Visual DNA Analysis,” Analytica Chimica Acta, DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.014.; “Coupling Oligonucleotides Possessing A Poly-Cytosine Tag with Magnetic Ionic Liquids for Sequence-Specific DNA Analysis” Chemical Communications, DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05954C.
10/2/18 Our group welcomes Dr. Arianna Marengo! Dr. Marengo, a trained biologist, is a visiting postdoctoral scholar from the University of Torino in Italy. In our group, she will further her research in using magnetic ionic liquids to isolate nucleic acids from plants.
9/14/2018 We welcome Ester Peris-Garcia to the group! Ester is a visiting Ph.D. student from the group of Profs. Celia García-Alvarez-Coque and María Josê Ruiz-Angel at the University of Valencia in Spain.
9/10/2018 Our group was recently visited by Prof. Sílvia Rocha from the University of Aveiro in Portugal.
9/1/2018 Our group welcomes Jakub Šulc! Jakub is a visiting Ph.D. student from Prof. Bajerova’s group at the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic.
8/16/2018 At the 2018 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Ionic Liquids, Dr. Anderson was nominated and elected to be the 2020 GRC Vice-Chair and Chair of the 2022 GRC.
8/5/2018 A manuscript in collaboration with Prof. Constantine Stalikas’ group at the University of Ioannina in Greece has been accepted for publication in Journal of Chromatography A!
7/13/2018 A Topical Collection of articles titled “Ionic Liquids as Tunable Materials in (Bio)Analytical Chemistry” with Drs. Anderson and Kevin Clark as editors has been published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry! Thank you to all of the authors who contributed to this Topical Collection!
7/13/2018 Our collaborative work with Prof. Petrich’s group has been accepted for publication in Journal of Physical Chemistry B!
6/22/2018 The 20th International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Technologies (ExTech 2018 Website; Postcard) was successfully held in Ames at Iowa State University. Professor Anderson and the organizing committee extends their thanks to all speakers and attendees. See you next year in Guangzhou, China!
6/1/2018 A manuscript demonstrating the first ever use of polymeric ionic liquid sorbent coatings in SPME for the extraction of analytes from complex food samples has been accepted for publication! This work was in collaboration with Prof. Janusz Pawliszyn’s group at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
5/31/2018 Our collaborative research with Prof. Jon Kirchhoff’s group in developing sorbents to analyze microcystins has been accepted for publication!
5/30/2018 Patented technology from the Anderson Group has been named as 2018 TechConnect Innovation Awardee and is showcased at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo!
5/18/2018 Professor Anderson serves as a committee member on a National Academy of Sciences panel studying A Research Agenda for a New Era in Separations Science.
5/18/2018 Professor Anderson presents an invited keynote lecture at the International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography/GGxGC Symposium in Riva del Garda, Italy.
5/17/2018 Congratulations to Stephen and Maria Jose for the acceptance of their manuscript in Journal of Separation Science!
5/14/2018 Congratulations to Marcelino as first author and Xiong and Kevin as co-authors on a manuscript accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry!
5/10/18 Henry and Professor Anderson both present talks at the Minnesota Chromatography Forum Spring Symposium!
5/4/2017 – Agilent Technologies awards the Anderson Group an industrial grant for the second year!
4/30/2018 The Anderson Group welcomes Israel Donizéti de Souza to the group! Israel is a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Prof. Maria Eugênia Costa Queiroz at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. During his visit in our group, the research will focus on developing new silver-based stationary phases for comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography and high-throughput sample preparation methodologies.
4/18/2018 Congratulations to Kevin on being chosen as a Honorable Mention of the Zaffarano Prize for excellence in Graduate Research at Iowa State University! (see More information; List of previous winners)
4/11/2018 Congratulations to Kevin! He has successfully landed a position as a 2018 Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign! (see Press release; List of previous winners)
1/24/2018 Congratulations to Jiwoo on the acceptance of her manuscript in Talanta! Her article will appear in a special issue of the journal dedicated to Prof. Sandy Dasgupta, who is the 2017 recipient of the Talanta Medal! Congratulations also to Maria Jose for the acceptance of her manuscript in Journal of Chromatography A!
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.
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!
8/1/2017 – Two undergraduate researchers, Liese Peterson and Jiang Lu, presented posters highlighting their summer research results at the department summer poster session. Liese is from Concordia College (MN) and Jiang Lu is from Beijing Normal University. Click on their names above to view their posters!
7/30/2017 – ACS Project SEED summer researcher, Isabel Camacho-Arias, has finished her research project in our lab. We shot a short video of her summer research experience. Check it out!
7/27/2017 – New technology from our laboratory related to the preconcentration of bacteria for rapid detection and food safety has been filed through the ISU Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer! Click here for more details.
7/27/2017 – Our group welcomes Prof. Dongmei Lu to the group! Prof. Lu is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. She will spend one year as a visiting professor in our group.
7/27/2017 – We welcome 2 post-doctoral scholars who have joined our lab! Dr. María José Trujillo-Rodríguez is an analytical chemist and comes to us from the Universidad de La Laguna in Spain. Dr. Xiong Ding is a trained biochemist who comes from Zhejiang University in China.
7/26/2017 – Dr. Omprakash Nacham has accepted a post-doc position in Prof. Edgar Arriaga’s lab at the University of Minnesota. Congratulations and best of luck in your new line of research!
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 Isabel 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!
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 Chromatographyin Ft. Worth, Texas!
5/2/2017 – Congratulations to Kevin and Marcelino. Their manuscript has just been accepted to Angewandte Chemie International Edition!
4/28/2017 – Congratulations to He Nan for passing his preliminary exam and advancing to Ph.D. candidacy!
4/15/2017 – Congratulations to recent Ph.D. graduates Dr. Honglian Yu and Dr. Cheng Zhang! Honglian took a scientist position at Gilead Sciences and Cheng has taken a scientist position at Monsanto.
4/11/2017 – Professor Anderson presents an invited seminar to the Minnesota Chromatography Forum in Minneapolis.
3/1/2017 – The Anderson Group attended Pittcon 2017 in Chicago. Everyone in the group presented either an oral talk or poster presentation.
1/10/2017 – Agilent Technologies awards the Anderson Group an industrial grant!
12/10/2016 – Check out Analytical Chemistry‘s December Podcast where Dr. Anderson discusses the work done for our recent Feature paper that made the cover of the journal: Sample Preparation for Bioanalytical and Pharmaceutical Analysis (Anal. Chem., 2016, 88, 11262–11270)
11/18/2016 – Dr. Anderson accepts an invitation to join the International Advisory Board for the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.
11/16/2016 – The Anderson Group welcomes new Ph.D. students Ashley Bowers, Miranda Emaus, and Marcelino Varona to the group!
11/11/2016 – Congratulations to Cheng Zhang! He successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation.
3/30/2016 – Kevin won the Cotton-Uphaus Award! Congratulations!
3/30/2016 – Kevin made to one of the four finalists for the Cotton-Uphaus award!
3/7/2016 – Dr. Anderson has been awarded the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award sponsored by SACP. This award honors scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy.