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:


[8] 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 

[7] 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

[6] Electrochemical Quantification of lead adsorption on TiO2 nanoparticles

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

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

[5] Chapter 3 - Printed paper-based (bio)sensors: Design, fabrication and applications. 

F. Mustafa, A.S. Finny, K.A. Kirk, and S. Andreescu

in Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, vol. 89 - Paper based sensors (Edited by Arben Merkoçi), Elsevier, 2020, 63-89

[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 

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

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

Anal. Sci., 34, 2018, 19-31 

[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 

[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 


- "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

- 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 (1st Ph.D defense on zoom) 

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

Congratulation Dr. Kirk !