Aldstadt, Joseph

Associate Professor and Chair
Chemistry - Analytical


Ph.D., Ohio University

Research Areas

Our research encompasses studies of analytical instrument design and environmental trace analysis. We are currently studying:

  • Methods (Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Stripping Potentiometry) for better understanding the speciation, transport, and fate of metals (As, Pb) in environmental solids (soils, sediments)
  • Methods (FT-Raman and Pyrolysis GC-MS) for characterizing complex organic compounds in soils (e.g., humic acids) and artistic media (e.g., varnishes)
  • Long-pathlength approaches to molecular absorbance spectroscopy (Photon Trapping Spectroscopy) in collaboration with Prof. Geissinger