Analytical Chemistry Hach Lecture
About the Seminar
Several groups have recently reported on the remarkable possibility that chemistry changes in very small volumes. This tantalizing observation may help explain why cells are the size they are and how life, a chemically unfavorable event, formed under abiotic conditions. Our group has been developing nanoelectrochemical tools to study reactions in sub-femtoliter volumes. This talk will attempt to explain how chemistry changes in small volumes and introduce our group’s efforts in developing electroanalytical techniques that push the frontier of what is currently measurable at the nanoscale. Applications of these techniques to single-cell pharmacokinetics, environmental micropollutant sensing, and single aerosol electroanalysis will also be discussed.
About the Speaker
Jeffrey E. Dick graduate with a BS from Ball State University in 2013. After graduating with a Ph.D in Chemistry under the direction of Prof. Allen J. Bard at the University of Texas at Austin, Jeffrey began his independent career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. Jeffrey is now the Richard B. Wetherill Associate Professor of Chemistry and the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University.