Kevin A. Kirk

Thesis: Electrochemical Study of Nanoparticles and

their Interactions: From Fundamental Study

to Novel Sensing Devices

Research: Developing electrochemical method to evaluate the proteins aggregation states, nanoparticles functionalization and

design functional materials with environmental applications for heavy ions removal

- Monitor the aggregation state of lysozyme by single particle collisions electrochemical (SPCE) method using Ag nanoparticles

- Developing robust, field-deployable sensing technologies and manufacturing processes to produce user-friendly sensors for

environmental or food contaminants

- Fabricated nanocomposite filters to remove heavy metal ions from cosmetic products

Awards and honors:

  • Best poster prize award, at 68th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Symposium. Providence, RI, August 30, 2017

Publications:

[7] Collision-Based Electrochemical Detection of Lysozyme Aggregation

K.A. Kirk, A. Vasilescu, D. Andreescu, D. Senarathna, S. Mondal, and S. Andreescu

Anal. Chem., 63(4), 2021, 2026-2037

https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c03578

[6] Chapter - Nanoparticle Characterization Through Nano-Impact Electrochemistry: Tools and Methodology Development

K. A. Kirk, T. Luitel, F. H. Narouei, and S. Andreescu

in Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine, vol. 2118 - (Eds. E. Ferrari and E. Soloviev), Humana, NY, 2020, 327-342

https://link.springer.com/protocol/10.1007/978-1-0716-0319-2_24

[5] Electrochemical Quantification of lead adsorption on TiO2 nanoparticles

F.H. Narouei, K.A. Kirk, and S. Andreescu

Electroanalysis, 33(1), 2020, 188-196

https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.202060152

[4] Easy-to-Use Sensors for filed monitoring of copper contamination in water and pesticide-sprayed plants

K.A. Kirk, and S. Andreescu

Anal. Chem., 91(21), 2019, 13892-13899

https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b03385

[3] Nanomaterial-functionalized cellulose: design, characterization and analytical applications

K.A. Kirk, A. Othman, and S. Andreescu

Anal. Sci., 34, 2018, 19-31

https://doi.org/10.2116/analsci.34.19

[2] Electroanalytical aspects of single-entity collision methods for bioanalytical and environmental applications

D. Andreescu, K.A. Kirk, F.H. Narouei, and S. Andreescu

ChemElectroChem., 5, 2018, 2920-2936

https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.201800722

[1] Electrochemical Investigation of pH-Dependent Activity of Polyethyleneimine-Capped Silver Nanoparticles

A. Karimi, K.A. Kirk, and S. Andreescu

ChemElectroChem, 4(11), 2017, 2801-2806

https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.201700460

Conferences:

  • Oral presentations:

- "Characterizing Coated Nanoparticles by Nano-Impact"

Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Seminar Series, Clarkson University, September 7, 2018

- "Characterizing Bioconjugation and Electron Transfer at Coated Nanoparticles by Nano-Impact Electrochemistry"

The 233rd ECS Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 13-17, 2018

- "Electrochemical investigation of pH-dependent activity of polyethyleneimine-capped silver nanoparticles utilizing collision electrochemistry"

PITTCON, Orlando, FL, February 3-7, 2018

- "Printable sensor for heavy metal ion detection"

Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Seminar Series, Clarkson University, November 3, 2017

  • Meetings with poster presentations:

- The ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM), Saratoga Springs, NY, June 23-26, 2019

- PITTCON, Orlando, FL, February 27, 2018

- The 68th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Symposium. Providence RI, August, 2017

Poster session at 68th Annual ISE meeting, Providence, RI, 2017

Best poster prize award, at 68th Annual ISE meeting, Providence, RI, 2017

Polymer based sensors for metal ions analysis

April 7 Kevin Ph.D defense (first Ph.D defense via zoom)

Committee: Profs: Evgeny Katz, Devon Shipp, Silvana Andreescu, Ryan Brown, and Sumona Mondal

Congratulation Dr. Kirk !