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Michael Ihde

Michael Ihde
Michael Ihde

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Taylor Science Center 1059

Michael received his B.A. degree in chemistry from Queens College and his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. His research experience focused on the understanding of supramolecular interactions for molecular sensor development, taking advantage of the low cost and high sensitivity associated with optical spectroscopic techniques. To date, Michael’s work has been published in four peer reviewed journals, with three more expected within the year, and he has presented his work at numerous American Chemical Society meetings and also at the 2019 Physical Organic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference. Michael was also the recipient of the Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year, where he received unique training in teaching lecture courses in organic chemistry and organometallics. Michael’s research interests include the development and fundamental understanding of functionalized organic molecules as building blocks towards supramolecular systems with practical applications in environmental, materials, and biological chemistry.

Select Publications

  • Michael H. Ihde, Ashely M. Steelman, and Marco Bonizzoni. Fluorescent probes for the supramolecular interactions responsible for binding of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to hyperbranched polyelectrolytes in aqueous media. Isr. J. Chem., 2021, 61, 261-272.
  • Michael H. Ihde, Cara F. Pridmore, and Marco Bonizzoni. Pattern-based recognition systems: overcoming the problem of mixtures. Anal. Chem., 2020, 92, 16213-16220.
  • Joshua Tropp, Michael H. Ihde, Erin R. Crater, Noel C. Bell, Rimsha Bhatta, Ian C. Johnson, Marco Bonizzoni, and Jason D. Azoulay. A Sensor Array for the Nanomolar Detection of Azo Dyes in Water. ACS Sensors, 2020, 5, 1541-1547.
  • Joshua Tropp, Michael H. Ihde, Abagail K. Williams, Nicholas J. White, Naresh Eedugurala, Noel C. Bell, Jason D. Azoulay, and Marco Bonizzoni. A Chemical Fingerprinting Assay for the Discrimination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons using Polyfluorene Conjugated Polymers and the Inner Filter Effect. Chemical Science, 2019, 10, 10247-10255.

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society

Appointed to the Faculty: 2021

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Alabama
B.A., Queens College

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