Emma Gordon is a chemistry major performing research in the lab of Kebede Gemene. Her work centers on the development of ion-selective electrodes to measure a variety of biomedical analytes (including the drug heparin and dissolved ions in blood). These electrodes are unique in both their selectivity and reusability (most current sensors can only be used once).

Professor Gemene notes that Emma has been “hard working, enthusiastic, and innovative.” She already has coauthored one research manuscript published in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry and has also spent time in a study abroad program to Scotland to learn more about forensic sciences (her career goal) and presented about her experience in a recent Six @ 6 lecture.

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For the last four years around 60 students on average have engaged in research projects directed by faculty mentors. With faculty assistance, students have secured nearly $4M over the last six years alone! Their work is conducted in modern labs with more than $2M of instrumentation rarely found at similar institutions.


Chemistry faculty members are active in research. To learn about ongoing projects you can participate in, speak with the faculty or click on the button below.