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Andres Campiglia, Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences

Amount Awarded (non-recurring)


Project Summary

The funds will be used to purchase a state-of-the-art liquid chromatography mass spectrometer for departmental use. In addition to improving the research capabilities of the chemistry faculty, the new instrument will enhance interdisciplinary interactions across the college and throughout campus with research faculty in need of chemical analysis. Immediate impact is expected on a variety of research areas within the Chemistry Department. These include environmental contamination, atmospheric chemistry, green approaches to biodiesel production, development of new catalysts for precise selectivity control, synthesis of plasmonic-catalytic hybrid nanomaterials for biomedical sensing, discovery of bacterial compounds with antibiotic activity, diagnostics of disease biomarkers and new and better approaches for AIDs treatment. Having the new equipment will enhance UCF competitiveness in securing federal funding and provide an excellent opportunity to train students with state-of-the-art instrumentation. By hiring a technician with expertise in mass spectrometry, the Chemistry Department will provide an $85,150 match.


  • Department of Chemistry
  • Melanie Beazley
  • Denisia Popolan-Vaida
  • Titel Jurca
  • Vasileios Anagnostopoulos
  • Kangsang Lee
  • Gang Chen
  • Jonathan Caranto
  • Karin Chumbimuni-Torres
  • Xiaohu Xia
  • Michael Hampton
  • Dmitry Kolpashchikov
  • Cherie Yestrebsky.

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