Analytical Chemistry

Analytical chemistry is an investigative science that obtains information about matter by analyzing its chemical components. The purpose of our research is to study both the qualitative and quantitative identities of matter by determining both the chemical composition and the amount of component(s) in any given sample.

Our scientists use their knowledge of chemistry, computers, and instruments as a part of their many experimental techniques, and their research is supported by a variety of state-of-the-art facilities, including: high-resolution mass spectrometry, high-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopies, cryoprobes, HPLC, FPLC, centrifugal partition chromatography, capillary electrophoresis and GC/mass spectrometry. Faculty research interests focus on: analytical chemistry applications with special emphasis on bioanalytical analyses using fluorescence spectroscopy and capillary electrophoresis (CE); and single bioactivity sensing by functional nanopore platforms.

Analytical Chemistry Faculty

Dr. Gabor Patonay

Dr. Gabor Patonay Professor and Graduate Advisor, Analytical Chemistry
M.Sc. (1973) :  Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Ph.D. (1979) :  Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Visiting Associate Professor (1982-1984): Emory University


Dr. Shahab A. Shamsi Professor,  Analytical Chemistry
B.S. (1987): Karachi University, Pakistan
M.S. (1990) : Eastern Illinois University
Ph.D. (1995) : Miami University
Postdoctoral Research Associate (1995-1998) : Louisiana State University


Dr. Gangli Wang Professor,  Analytical Chemistry
B.S. (1996): Peking University, China
M.S.(1999): Peking University, China
Ph.D. (2004): University of North Carolina
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2004-2007): University of Utah

Ning Fang

Dr. Ning Fang Associate Professor,  Analytical Chemistry
B.S. (1998): Xiamen University, China
Ph.D. (2006): University of British Columbia
Post-Doc (2006-2008): Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Nadine Kabengi

Dr. Nadine Kabengi Assistant Professor,  Joint appointment with the Department of Geosciences and the Department of Chemistry
B.Sc., Agricultural Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
M.Sc. Soil Science, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Ph.D. Soil physical chemistry, University of Florida


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