Modern analytical chemistry is focused to a large extent on instrumental analysis. It involves new applications, new methods of analysis, discovery of new principles of measurements, and application of other discoveries (e.g. microchip devices, lasers, plasma) for qualitative and quantitative measurements. Analytical chemistry makes important contributions to a diverse set of fields including industry, forensics, medicine, biology, physics, archaeology, geology, homeland security, food science, space science, and nanotechnology.

Students conducting research with analytical faculty receive training in different areas including chromatography, electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, electrochemistry, microscopy, spectroscopy, and hyphenated techniques. These skills, together with the interdisciplinary training, serve well during the job search after graduation.

For more information, go to the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry.

Office: BSE 1.104D
Phone: (210) 458-6896
Areas of Specialization
» Chemical imaging
» Mass spectrometry
» Metal clusters
» Nanomaterials

Office: BSE 1.104M
Phone: (210) 458-4961
Areas of Specialization
» Electrochemical enzyme assays
» Electrochemical (bio)sensors and modified electrodes
» Electrode films

Office: BSE 4.206
Phone: (210) 458-7062
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Areas of Specialization
» Cofactor biosynthesis
» Mechanistic enzymology
» Metabolism
» Oxygen activation
» Protein biochemistry
» Redox regulation

Office: BSE 4.322
Phone: (210) 458-6813
Areas of Specialization
» Conjugated polymers
» Luminescence imaging
» Photochemistry and photophysics
» Photoresponsive materials
Francis K. Yoshimoto

Assistant Professor

Office: BSE 1.104H
Phone: (210) 458-5459
Areas of Specialization
» Enzyme mechanism
» Mass spectrometry
» Target-oriented synthesis

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