Ray von Wandruszka, Ph.D.
College of Science
Campus Locations: Moscow
Department Chair & Professor
B.Sc. (Honours), Chemistry, University of the Witwatersrand, 1973
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, University of Wyoming, 1977
Chemistry of surface active materials
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
- 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).
- 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.
University of Idaho Award for Excellence in Research or Creative Activity, 1997