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Christopher Mulligan

Professor, Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry
Office
Science Laboratory Building - SLB 327A
Office Hours
Wed. 9-10:15 (via zoom) or by appointment
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Current Courses

299.015Independent Honor Study In Chemistry

499.015Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

290.015Research in Chemistry

490.015Research In Chemistry

499.104Independent Research For The Master's Thesis Last Term

490.002Research In Chemistry

Teaching Interests & Areas

- Analytical Chemistry and Associated Laboratories
- Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation and Applications
- Forensic Chemistry

Research Interests & Areas

Design/construction of portable mass spectrometric (MS) systems and ionization sources
-Ambient ionization methods
- Applications for on-site analysis with portable MS instrumentation: forensic analysis, homeland security, environmental monitoring, etc.

Ph D Analytical Chemistry

Purdue University

BS Chemistry

Northern Illinois University

Journal Article

Burr, D., Fatigante, W., Lartey, J., Jang, W., Stelmack, A., McClurg, N., Standard, J., Wieland, J., Kim, J., Mulligan, C., & Driskell, J. Integrating SERS and PSI-MS with Dual Purpose Plasmonic Paper Substrates for On-Site Illicit Drug Confirmation. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 92.9 (2020): 6676-6683.
Lartey, J., Harms, J., Frimpong, R., Mulligan, C., Driskell, J., & Kim, J. Sandwiching analytes with structurally diverse plasmonic nanoparticles on paper substrates for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. RSC ADVANCES 9.56 (2019): 32535-32543.
Campbell, I., Ton, A., & Mulligan, C. Direct Detection of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products from Aqueous Samples with ThermallyAssisted Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. J. Am. Soc. Mass. Spectrom. 22 (2011): 1285-1293.
Schwarz, T., Snow, T., Santee, C., Mulligan, C., Class, T., Wadsley, M., & Nanita, S. QuEChERS Multiresidue Method Validation and Mass Spectrometric Assessment for the Novel Anthranilic Diamide Insecticides Chlorantraniliprole and Cyantraniliprole. J. Agric. Food Chem 59.DOI: 10.1021/jf103468d (2011): 814-821.

Textbook, New

Smith, S., Mulligan, C., Song, Q., Noll, R., Cooks, R., & Ouyang, Z. Chapter 2: Ion Traps for Miniature, Multiplexed and Soft Landing Technologies. R.E. March, J.F. Todd (EDs), Practical Aspects of Trapped Ion Mass Spectrometry, Vol. VI: Theory and Instrumentation. CRC Press (2010): 169-250.

Presentations

Developing a Fieldable SERS-PSI-MS Platform for On-Site, High Throughput Drug Evidence Confirmation. 71th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry. National Institute of Justice. (2020)

Grants & Contracts

Coupling Raman Spectroscopy with Ambient Sampling, Portable Mass Spectrometry for On-site, High-Throughput Evidence Confirmation on a Single Instrument Platform. NIJ. Federal. (2018)
Assessing the Probative Value of Physical Evidence at Crime Scenes with Ambient Mass Spectrometry and Portable Instrumentation. National Institute of Justice. Federal. (2012)
On-site Monitoring of Emerging Environmental Contaminants with Ambient Mass Spectrometry. Research Corporation-Cottrell College Science Award. Federal. (2010)
Optimized Detection of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Environmental Samples with Mass Spectrometry. Illinois State University Pre-Tenure Faculty Initiative Grant. Illinois State University. (2010)