Utilizing electrochemistry, infrared spectroscopy, surface-plasmon resonance, and the quartz crystal microbalance to understand the interaction of surface modification layers with electrolyte solution. Studying molecular self-assembly as a way of controlling interfacial molecular structure.
In situ infrared spectroscopic studies of interfaces. Studying processes that occur at solid-liquid electrochemical interfaces using electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical methods. Utilization of potential and polarization modulation infrared spectroscopy for interfacial characterization.
Chemical modification of the interior walls of fused silica capillaries for the selective separation and detection of molecules of biological importance. Development of sensitive and selective electrochemical detection coupled to capillary separations.
Studies of the adhesion of materials to interfaces to understand the chemical, physical, and structural properties of interfaces that lead to strong adhesive interactions.