Daniel E. Austin
Dr. Austin pioneered the use of lithographically patterned plates in mass analyzers, reducing the cost of mass analysis while improving mobility and precision. Dr. Austin studies how electrospray charges can be used to test the survival capability of bacterial spores and simulate cosmic dust impacts.
Kenneth A. Christensen
Dr. Christensen leads the Christensen Research Group, which utilizes optical spectroscopy, time-lapse microscopy, and other techniques to investigate molecules that regulate angiogenesis in tumor cells and the metabolism of eukaryotic parasites. Their research increases our understanding of various diseases, including cancer and African Sleeping Sickness.
David V. Dearden
Dr. Dearden, head of the Dearden Research Group, uses a Fourier transform mass spectrometer (FTMS) to accurately weigh and identify molecules in minute quantities. By levitating the samples in a strong magnetic field, the FTMS can give the precise sizes and shapes of these nano-sized samples.
Paul B. Farnsworth
Dr. Farnsworth studies ion production and transportation for mass spectrometry. Dr. Farnsworth's students gain practical experience with lasers, mechanical and electrical design, signal acquisition, and sophisticated data processing.
Steven R. Goates
Dr. Goates applies lasers and spectroscopy to analytical and physical chemistry problems. Dr. Goates and his students analyze complex, high-molecular-weight samples and investigate phenomena important to chromatography.
Jaron C. Hansen
Dr. Hansen's research group uses computational and experimental tools to investigate the kinetics and spectroscopy of atmospheric species and reactions. The group has studied environmental air quality and the conversion of biomass into energy.
Matthew R. Linford
Dr. Linford focuses on surface modification and patterning of materials like silicon, polymers, and diamonds. Dr. Linford's research group collaborates with distinguished scientists and organizations around the world in researching materials.
Adam T. Woolley
The Woolley Research Group utilizes miniaturization tools to detect and quantify clinically relevant biomolecules. These biomolecules often act as biomarkers, offering early predictors of preterm birth or bacterial infection. With the ability to detect critical biomarkers earlier and in smaller quantities, patients will be able to receive better medical treatment.