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Department of Chemistry
Phone: (208)885-6552
Fax: (208)885-6173
Renfrew Hall
804 Rayburn, Rm 116

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr, MS 2343
Moscow, ID 83844-2343

Dr. Ray von Wandruszka

Ray von Wandruszka, Ph.D.

Office: Renfrew 116, 331
Phone: 885-4672
Email: rvw@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: UI Department of Chemistry
875 Perimeter Dr, MS 2343
Moscow, ID 83844-2343

Department Chair & Professor

Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Chemistry of surface active materials
  • Biography
    1978-79 Postdoctoral Lecturer, University of Georgia
    1980-87 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand
    1986, Research Associate (sabbatical), University of Florida
    1988-1992 Assistant Professor, University of Idaho
    1992 — 1998 Associate Professor, University of Idaho
    1998 – Professor, University of Idaho
    2006 – Professor and Chair of Chemistry, University of Idaho
  • Selected Publications
    • The Clouding of an Anionic Surfactant in Acid Solution: Mechanistic and Analytical Implications", Joey Charboneau and Ray von Wandruszka*, J. Surfact. Deterg., 13(3), 281-286 (2010).
    • Radical stabilization in dissolved humates”, Barbora Bakajova and Ray von Wandruszka*, Open J. Phys. Chem., 1(3), 55-60 (2011).
    • Chemical analysis of gunpowder recovered in an archaeological excavation at Sandpoint, Idaho”, Alicia Freeman, Mark Warner, Margaret Clark, Ray von Wandruszka*, Idaho Archaeologist, 35(1), 1-5 (2012).
    • Construction and evaluation of a fluorescent sensor for the detection of high explosives”, Ray von Wandruszka*, Matthew Pollard, Michael Spinner, Anal. Lett., 46, 266-274 (2013).
  • Research Projects
    • The study of humic materials in the environment, with a focus on their solution behavior, aggregation, and interaction with xenobiotic substances;
    • The study of surface active agents, especially non-ionic surfactants and the clouding phenomenon associated with these materials;
    • The chemical analysis of archaeological artifacts recovered from historical sites in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Awards and Honors
    University of Idaho Award for Excellence in Research or Creative Activity, 1997

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