Dr. Emily A. Smith
The research focus of the Smith group includes developing new methodology and spectroscopy instrumentation for the analysis of biomaterials with nanometer-sized features. The goals of her research are to produce methods that will enable important information for developing cleaner and cheaper energy to be measured, and to understand the molecular events that lead to cellular function.
(Chronologically most recent on top)Education
- 2005: Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Arizona, Tucson
- 2004: Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Delaware, Newark
- 2003: Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- 2000: M.S. Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, State College
- 1998: B.A. Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments
- 2007-present: U.S. Department of Energy, Ames Laboratory, Faculty Scientist
- 2006-present: Iowa State University, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards
- NSF CAREER Award, 2009
- Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Starter Award, 2007
- NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship, 2005-2006
- NIH Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Training Fellowship, University of Arizona, 2004-2005
- Charles N. Reilley Award, Pharmacia Corporation, University of Wisconsin, 2002
- Vilas Travel Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, 2002
- Slifkin Excellence Award for Outstanding Accomplishment, University of Wisconsin, 2001
- Roberts Graduate Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University, 1998-1999
- Chemistry Department Scholar Award, Northwestern University, 1998
(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory
Mckee K J; Meyer M W; Smith E A . 2012. Near IR Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Spectroscopy at Smooth Gold Films. Analytical Chemistry. 84:4300-4306.
Meyer M W; Lupoi J S; Smith E A . 2011. 1064 nm dispersive multichannel Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of plant lignin. Analytica Chimica Acta. 706:164-170.
Meyer M W; Smith E A . 2011. Optimization of silver nanoparticles for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of structurally diverse analytes using visible and near-infrared excitation. Analyst. 136:3542-3549.
Shih C J; Lupoi J S; Smith E A . 2011. Raman spectroscopy measurements of glucose and xylose in hydrolysate: Role of corn stover pretreatment and enzyme composition. Bioresource Technology. 102:5169-5176.
Mckee K J; Smith E A . 2010. Development of a scanning angle total internal reflection Raman spectrometer. Review of Scientific Instruments. 81:043106.