Eric Ross, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Contact Information

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Arizona

B.S., Chemistry, University of Kansas

Courses Taught

CHEM 101: General Chemistry

CHEM 310: Quantitative Chemical Analysis

CHEM 340: Unified Laboratory I

CHEM 410: Instrumental Analysis

CHEM 471: Chem Bibliography


Ross, E.E.; Hoag, Christian; Pfeifer, Zach; Lundeen, Christopher; Owens, Sarah. “Metal ion binding to phospholipid bilayers evaluated by microaffinity chromatography,” Journal of Chromatography A 2016, 1451, 75-82.

Ross, E.E.; Mok, S.-W.; Bugni, S.R. “Assembly of lipid bilayers on silica and modified silica colloids by reconstitution of dried lipid films” Langmuir 2011, 27, 8634-8644.

D’Ambruoso, G.D.; Ross, E.E.; Armstrong, N.R.; McGrath, D.V. “Site-isolated, intermolecularly photocrosslinkable and patternable dendritic quinacridones," Chem. Commun. 2009, 3222-3224.

Ross, E.E.; Wirth, M.J. “Silica colloidal crystals as three dimensional scaffolds for supported lipid films” Langmuir 2008, 24, 1629-1634.

Ross, Eric E.; Joubert, James R.; Wysocki, Ronald J., Jr.; Nebesny, Ken; Spratt, Tony; O'Brien, David F.; Saavedra, S. Scott. Patterned Protein Films on Poly(lipid) Bilayers by Microcontact Printing. Biomacromolecules 2006, 7(5), 1393-1398

Ross, Eric E.; Mansfield, Elisabeth; Huang, Yiding; Aspinwall, Craig A. In Situ Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Chemical Patterns in Fused Silica Separation Capillaries with Polymerized Phospholipids. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127(48), 16756-16757

Zheng, Suping; Ross, Eric; Legg, Michael A.; Wirth, Mary J. High-speed electroseparations inside silica colloidal crystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128(28), 9016-9017

Research projects in the Ross group are focused on measurements of affinity at lipid membranes by chromatography, with the aim of benefitting and improving various facets of analyses involving certain types of interactions, membranes, or experimental conditions. For example, chromatography is naturally adept at measuring low affinity interactions which are difficult to measure by most other techniques. However, existing chromatographic materials do not support lipid structures without imparting unwanted structural effects that can dramatically influence the interaction under study. Dr. Ross’s research background in surface studies and thin films is driving the development and characterization of new particulate supports for dynamic lipid bilayers that have a number of improved properties for chromatography over existing materials. Our current focus is on the evaluation of metal ion binding to lipids and membrane ionophores which affect many membrane properties and/or processes occurring at them but can only be probed by a limited number of methods under restricted conditions. The work has been supported by research grants from Research Corporation and the National Science Foundation.