Andreescu Lab @ Clarkson

E. Silvana Andreescu

Professor and Egon Matijević  Endowed Chair

Department Chair - Chemistry & Biomolecular Science 

Clarkson University

8 Clarkson Ave.

Potsdam, NY, 13699

Office: 121 Science Center


Ph: +1 (315).268.2394

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BIOsem group news



- A group of professors including Dr. Silvana Andreescu received a grant from the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) to design new advanced adsorbent materials to remove toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from groundwater. Congratulation to all!

- On June 2nd, Mohamed Hassan successfully defended his PhD thesis: "Metal-organic materials: Integration in wearable electronics, sensing and remediation technologies".  Congratulation Dr. Hassan!


- Our novel approach of sensitive PFOS detection introduced by Dr. Silvana Andreescu was highlighted together with similar work from few other groups by Britt E. Erickson in C&EN

- Tosin was selected to attend the the prestigious Green Chemistry Summer School 2023 at the Colorado School of Mines, program sponsored by ACS, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Congratulation Tosin!  


- The Recognition Day at Clarkson brought three awards to the group: Mohamed Hassan: The Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Ethan Locke: The Stig E. Friberg Award for Undergraduate Research, and Dominic Grinnell: The Dr. George Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award. Congratulation guys!

- The poster of Ivy Dong, an undergraduate student in BIOsem group, featuring the lactate sensing won the 2nd place in health science poster competition at The Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) conference, held in Lake George, NY. Good job Ivy!

- The work from BIOsem group was recognized with three awards at the Spring Research and Projects Showcase (RAPS) meeting: Abd-ur: the best graduate poster presentation, Emily: the best graduate oral presentation, and Reem: the best commercialization potential project.  Congratulation!

- Tyler Bechard is the recipient of the best undergraduate oral presentation in chemistry and physics at the 13th Annual Symposium of ACS-Northern NY Local Section. Congratulation Tyler!

- Reem Khan received the Young Environmental Chemist Award, given by the American Chemical Society. Congratulation Reem!


- On Feb 15th, Aaditya Deshpande successfully defended his PhD thesis: "Development and characterization of electrochemical biosensors for oxidative stress monitoring and biomarker detection".  Congratulation Dr. Deshpande!



- Reem Khan, a graduate student in BIOsem group is the recipient of three awards (travel, best poster presentation and the Nano Pitch contest winner) at the 11th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) Conference held in Austin, TX, where she presented her work related to the selective interactions of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) with silver nanoparticles.

Congratulations Reem, Well done!


- The SensoLife team (Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Reem Khan and Mohamed Hassan) received the $10,000 prize (3rd place) at Clarkson  Technology Showcase & Competition event held by Shipley Center of Innovation in Buffalo, Congratulations team!


- Tosin won the 2nd Prize in Poster competition from AGRO division at the ACS meeting in Chicago. Congratulation Tosin!

- Two of our newest research papers: "Nanoelectrochemistry Reveals Selective Interactions of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) with Silver Nanoparticles" (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.) and "3D printable polyethyleneimine based hydrogel adsorbents for heavy metal ions removal" (Environ. Sci.: Adv.) were high-lighted on the cover pages for the journals. 

Congratulations to the authors!


- On July 29th, Abraham Finny successfully defended his PhD thesis: "Development of an Additive Manufacturing Platform and Formulation of 3D Printable Hydrogel-based Inks for Sensing and Environmental Applications". Congratulation Dr. Finny!


- Dr. Silvana Andreescu and Dr. Michelle Crimi organized the Exploratory Workshop: "Advances in PFAS detection and measurements". The event was sponsored by NSF (grant # 2141017), the Shipley Center for Innovation and the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Healthy Water Solutions both at Clarkson University.  Thank you very much to all participants!

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