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Annette Raigoza

Annette Raigoza

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D. - University of Notre Dame, 2012

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Courses Taught:

  • CHEM 201:  Purification and Separation Lab 1
  • CHEM 202:  Purification and Chromatography Lab 2
  • CHEM 205:  Chemical Measurement Lab
  • CHEM 215:  Problem Solving Seminar I
  • CHEM 255:  Fundamentals of Macroscopic Chemical Analysis
  • CHEM 305:  Integrated Lab
  • CHEM 318:  Microscopic Chemical Analysis
  • CHEM 360:  Chemistry Capstone
  • CHEM 305:  Integrated Lab
  • CHEM 318:  Microscopic Chemical Analysis
  • CHEM 360:  Chemistry Capstone

Research/Professional Interests:

My group is interested in fundamental studies of the interactions of interactions of biological materials with surfaces.  In my group, we primarily focus on using organic molecule films (self-assembled monolayers) to modify the properties of the surface, thereby altering its interactions with known biological materials.  We are developing methods that take into account thermodynamic and kinetic factors to tailor the physical and structural properties of the surface, helping us understand the mechanisms behind biological material adsorption and desorption.  This research requires a high level of surface characterization to fully examine the mechanisms behind biological material adsorption/desorption, therefore it will provide much needed information for the use and development of biosensors, biomedical implants, and other biotechnologies

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