- 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.
- Amenson-Lamar, E. A., Sun, L., Zhang, Z., Bohn, P. W., Dovichi, N. J. "Detection of 1 zmol injection of angiotensin using capillary zone electrophoresis coupled to a Q-Exactive HF mass spectrometer with an electrokinetically pumped sheath-flow electrospray interface" 2019 Talanta, 204 pp. 70-73. DOI:10.1016/j.talanta.2019.05.079.
- Bohn, P. W. "Emerging Directions in Electroanalysis" 2019 Journal of Analysis and Testing, 3 (2), pp. 123-124. DOI:10.1007/s41664-019-00103-1.
- Fu, K., Xu, W., Hu, J., Lopez, A., Bohn, P. W. "Microscale and nanoscale electrophotonic diagnostic devices" 2019 Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine, 9 (5), DOI:10.1101/cshperspect.a034249.
- Han, D., Crouch, G. M., Chao, Z., Fullerton-Shirey, S. K., Go, D. B., Bohn, P. W. "Nanopore-templated silver nanoparticle arrays photopolymerized in zero-mode waveguides" 2019 Frontiers in Chemistry, 7 (APR), DOI:10.3389/fchem.2019.00216.
- Hu, J., Ghosh, M., Miller, M. J., Bohn, P. W. "Whole-cell biosensing by siderophore-based molecular recognition and localized surface plasmon resonance" 2019 Analytical Methods, 11 (3), pp. 296-302. DOI:10.1039/c8ay02180e.
- Kim, J., Han, D., Crouch, G. M., Kwon, S. -., Bohn, P. W. "Capture of Single Silver Nanoparticles in Nanopore Arrays Detected by Simultaneous Amperometry and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering" 2019 Analytical Chemistry, 91 (7), pp. 4568-4576. DOI:10.1021/acs.analchem.8b05748.