Our group in Summer 2017: Sonivette, Sarasi, Johnsi, P.I., Eun-Ju, Audra, Jonathan, Zhihua
We conduct research in the field of analytical chemistry. Our main topic is the development of electrochemical sensors for heavy metals, nucleic acids, and other organic molecules. In many cases we make use of the several advantages of electrically heated electrodes (Hot-Wire Electrochemistry). Several types of heated electrodes have been developed during the last years including noble metal wires and layers as well as carbon paste and screen-printed gold and carbon electrodes.
For our research, we apply various electrochemical techniques and spectrometric methods such as UV/vis, NMR, ToF-SIMS, and RBS.
Latest efforts include studies with impedance spectroscopy and quartz crystal microbalance, as well as nanomachinery such as self-propelled nanomotors and micro-rockets.
In September 2013, our lab had moved to Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), after more than 10 years at Rostock University (Germany). In August 2014, we moved again, this time to the United States. We are located in the Lifescience Research Building, Department of Chemistry, University at Albany, SUNY.
Congrats to Sarasi and Jörg on their paper in ChemElectroChem!
Gerd gave a Keynote Lecture at the 8th International Workshop on Surface Modification for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing, SMCBS’2017 in Poland.
Gerd gave a Keynote Lecture at the 1st European/10th German Biosensor Symposium EBS 2017 in Potsdam, Germany.
Congrats! Xiaoqi Ni has sucessfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on "Electrochemical Hybridization Assay for DNA and Asymmetric PCR Products Detection by Labeling with Osmium Tetroxide".
Congrats! Katarzyna Biala has sucessfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on "Elektrochemische DNA-Detektion mit Hilfe eines Hybridisierungsassays: Effekte von Temperatur und Fehlpaarungen (Electrochemical DNA Detection by Means of a Hybridization Assay: Effects of Temperature and Mismatches)".
Congrats to Xiaoqi, Ada, Hamdi and Kasia on their paper in Electrochimica Acta!
Congrats to Hamdi, Ada and Waqas on their paper in Electroanalysis!
Congrats! Juhaina Abdulkhalek has sucessfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on "Investigation of the deposition of some heavy metals at a heated gold-loop electrode in comparison with gold rotating disk electrode in various samples of water."
Congrats to Anne and Fanny on their paper in Sensors & Actuators B - Chemical!
Congrats to Gelaneh on his paper in Heliyon!
Gerd gave a Keynote Lecture at the 7th International Workshop on Surface Modification for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing, SMCBS’2015 in Poland.
Congrats to Kasia and Ada on their paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces!
Gerd joined the Editorial Board of Heliyon (Elsevier).
We provide both undergraduates and M.Sc. candidates with interesting topics for research projects in biosensors, environmental, and forensic analysis. See also our UAlbany M.Sc. in Forensic Chemistry Program.
Student research projects are usually part of larger Ph.D. or postdoctoral projects. Past M.Sc. and B.Sc. theses topics of our lab are provided below.
Gerd-Uwe FlechsigZhihua Chang
Johnsi MathivananJonathan Charles
Dr. rer. nat. habil., Asst. Professor of Chemistry
|Former group members|
Dr. Jörg Peter
Ph.D. student 2004-2008
Thesis: "Elektrochemische Detektion der DNA-Hybridisierung an heizbaren Goldelektroden. (Electrochemical detection of DNA hybridization at heatable gold electrodes.)"
Dr. Thomas Reske
Dr. Falko Wachholz
Dr. Heiko Duwensee
Dr. Maren Mix
Dr. Martin Jacobsen
Ph.D. student 2009-2013, Univ. Siegen (co-supervised with B. Wenclawiak and H. Schönherr)
Thesis: "Development and Applications of Porous Gold Surfaces in Analytical Chemistry."
Dr. Juhaina Abdulkhalek
Ph.D. student 2012-2016, (co-supervisior: P. Langer)
Thesis: "Investigation of the deposition of some heavy metals at a heated gold-loop electrode in comparison with gold rotating disk electrode in various samples of water."
Dr. Katarzyna Biała
Ph.D. student 2011-2017
Thesis: "Elektrochemische DNA-Detektion mit Hilfe eines Hybridisierungsassays: Effekte von Temperatur und Fehlpaarungen (Electrochemical DNA Detection by Means of a Hybridization Assay: Effects of Temperature and Mismatches)"
Dr. Xiaoqi Ni
Ph.D. student 2011-2017
Thesis: "Electrochemical Hybridization Assay for DNA and Asymmetric PCR Products Detection by Labeling with Osmium Tetroxide"
Finished Diplomchemiker Degrees (MSc in Chemistry)
Dipl.-Chem. Mike Kienbaum
Thesis: "Rasterkraftmikroskopie an heizbaren Elektroden. (Scanning force microscopy at heatable electrodes.)"
Dipl.-Chem. Thomas Reske
Thesis: "Detektierung der DNA-Hybridisierung an Goldelektroden mit Hilfe von Osmiumverbindungen. (Detection of DNA hybridization at gold electrodes by means of osmium compounds.)"
Agnieszka Zając, M.Sc.
Katarzyna Biała, M.Sc.
Magdalena Piekarz, M.Sc.
Pavlína Vidláková, MSc
Medard Plucnara, MSc
Sandra Ainsua Martinez, M.Sc.
Laia Josa Culleré, M.Sc.
Visiting D.Phil. from Oxford University, UK, 2015
Aubert Ribaucourt, M.Sc.
Ville Väre, B.Sc,
Leif McGoldrick, B.Sc.
Elizabeth Weiss, B.Sc.
Sarthak Patel, B.Sc.
Dr. Annette-Enrica Surkus
Hilal Diab, M.Sc.
Dipl.-Chem. Anne Walter
Miriam Adamovski, Ph.D.
Dr. Heiko Duwensee
Hamdi Joda, Ph.D.
Ada A. Sedova, Ph.D.
Dr. Jörg Peter
Undergraduate Researchers, 2011-2012
Julia Rüger, B.Sc.
Katharina Bär, B.Sc.
B.Sc., University of Siegen
Thesis: "Präparation und Analyse von mit Osmiumtetroxid markierten DNA-Einzelsträngen. (Preparation and analysis of osmium tetroxide-labelled DNA single strands.)"
Undergraduate Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013-2014
Report: "Determination of Nickel and Cobalt ultra-traces in tap water"
Chloe E. Grundy
Report: "The Comparison of Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy with Adsorptive Stripping Voltammetry in the Determination of Uranium Ultra-traces in Tap Water"
Project: "Determination of arsenic and mercury ultra-traces in tap water"
Undergraduate Researchers at SUNY Albany
Sahra M. Wilamowski
Project: "Voltammetric determination of heavy metals in tap water"
Project: "Voltammetric determination of heavy metals in river water using heated gold electrodes"
Project: "Voltammetric detection of single base-mismatches in DNA using gold electrodes and covalent osmium labels"
Project: "Immobilized DNA hairpin probes with covalent osmium tetroxide labels"
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Albany, NY 12222
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