Research in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Please see the Faculty Directory for more information on each faculty member's research focus and current publications.
Analytical Chemistry at SDSU
The Analytical Chemistry Group at SDSU is led by faculty members with expertise in each of five major areas of analytical instrumentation and methodology: mass spectrometry (Erica Forsberg), magnetic resonance (Greg Holland), separations (Chris Harrison), electrochemistry (Diane Smith), and laser spectroscopy (William Tong).
These groups have a diverse range of interests coupled with these specialties:
- mass spec of microbiota to assemble a metabolomic model of human tissues;
- NMR spectroscopy for analysis of compounds in biochemistry and materials;
- capillary electrophoretic separations, with a focus on biologically important compounds;
- hydrogen bonding and its relationship to disease causation and treatment;
- low detection limit studies of compounds with applications ranging from human health to homeland security.