- Arthur J. Schmitt Professor, University of Notre Dame
- Centennial Professor of the Chemical Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Head of the Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Member of Technical Staff, Special Materials Groups, Bell Laboratories
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- B.S. in Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
- American Chemical Society Award in Electrochemistry
- Top 100 Most Influential Analytical Scientists
- Fellow, Society for Applied Spectroscopy
- Theophilus Redwood Award, Royal Society of Chemistry
- Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
- Bomem-Michelson Award of the Coblentz Society
- Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Award
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Chemical Society Award in Spectrochemical Analysis
The Bohn group uses the tools of molecular nanotechnology to define the state-of-the-art in chemical analysis of mass-limited samples (ranging from ~106 molecules down to a single molecule). Our research currently focuses on problems in three thematic areas: low-dimensional analytical electronics and photonics, analytical nanofluidics, and correlated imaging, and uses the tools of nanofabrication, high sensitivity molecular spectroscopy, and electrochemistry to achieve our research goals.
Analytical nanofluidics – research in this area concentrates on four major projects: (1) non-aqueous microchip electrophoresis (NAME) for lipid biomarker detection; (2) chemical reactions in confined/constrained environments; (3) design of extraordinarily efficient chemical reactors (NanoPERfECT); and (4) plasmonic and Fourier transform impedance sensing of toxins and pathogens.
Low-dimensional analytical electronics and photonics – research in this area exploits low-dimensional structures to perform chemical measurements and is focused on four major projects: (1) atom-scale junctions for chemical sensing; (2) single molecule spectroelectrochemistry; (3) electrochemistry in 1-D nanostructures; and (4) tightly coupled electrokinetics and electron transfer.
Correlated imaging – research in this area seeks to develop novel methods of heterocorrelated chemical imaging and is composed of two major projects focused on: (1) the molecular etiology of cancer, and (2) communication of microbial communities.
- Han, D.; Crouch, G. M.; Fu, K.; Zaino, L. P.; Bohn, P. W. Single-molecule spectroelectrochemical cross-correlation during redox cycling in recessed dual ring electrode zero-mode waveguides." Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 5345-5355.
- Fu, K.; Bohn, P. W. "Nanochannel Arrays for Molecular Sieving and Electrochemical Analysis by Nanosphere Lithography Templated Graphoepitaxy of Block Copolymers." ACS Appl. Mater. Inter.2017, 9, 24908-24916.
- Xu, W.; Fu, K.; Bohn, P. W. "Electrochromic Sensor for Multiplex Detection of Metabolites Enabled by Closed Bipolar Electrode Coupling." ACS Sensors 2017, 2, 1020-1026.
- Crouch, G. M.; Han, D.; Fullerton-Shirey, S. K.; Go, D. B.; Bohn, P. W. "Addressable Direct-Write Nanoscale Filament Formation and Dissolution by Nanoparticle-Mediated Bipolar Electrochemistry." ACS Nano 2017, 11, 4976-4984.
- Fu, K.; Han, D.; Ma, C.; Bohn, P. W. "Ion selective redox cycling in zero-dimensional nanopore electrode arrays at low ionic strength." Nanoscale 2017, 9, 5164-5171.
- Polisetti, S.; Baig, N. F.; Morales-Soto, N.; Shrout, J. D.; Bohn, P. W. "Spatial Mapping of Pyocyanin in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Bacterial Communities Using Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering." Appl. Spectrosc. 2017, 71, 215-223.