Four Chemistry Students Present Three Research Posters at the 50th Eastern Analytical Symposium on Nov. 15-16, 2011

Professor Sunghee Lee (Chemistry) and four Iona Chemistry majors presented their research at the 50th Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) on Nov. 15-16, held at Somerset, New Jersey. EAS is the world’s leading community for analytical chemists. Three research posters were presented at this symposium; (1) “Monitoring the Structural Integrity of Soluble Proteins by NIR” by Alexander Soderberg (Senior) and Erin Morgan (Junior); (2) “Measurement of Refractive Index and Temperature of Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Reagents and Solutions by NIR” by Allyson Moffat (Junior) and Jaclyn Robustelli (Sophomore); and (3) Development and Validation of an “FTNIR Method for Identification of Spectrally Similar Materials using a Hierarchial Approach” by Alexander Soderberg (Senior). The research is funded by the Bruker Optics Inc., which loaned state-of-the art science equipment called “Near Infrared (NIR) Spectrometer” to Dr. Lee’s research group and her students. The students are also grateful to Mr. John Richmond, the Vice President of NIR & Process Technology of Bruker, and external collaborator and world leading NIR expert, Mr. Emil Ciurczak, and Ms. Cynthia Kradjel for support.