Erin Gross , PhD

Associate Professor
Analytical Chemistry

My research interests involve novel applications of microelectrodes in
analytical chemistry. As the field of analytical chemistry progresses
oward smaller scales and studies in micro-environments, microelectrodes
have proven to be compatible detection devices. The application in which
I am most interested is investigating electrogenerated chemiluminescent
(ECL) reactions at microelectrodes. In an ECL experiment, a
microelectrode is used to very quickly (microsecond or less time frames)
generate the reagents required for chemiluminescence. Because of its
small background and specificity, ECL is ideal for analytical detection.
When coupled with microelectrodes, ECL efficiency is greater and
small-scale experiments can be designed. Ultimately, I would like to use
he ECL reactions studied in my laboratory for detection in capillary
electrophoresis and microchip applications.

Dr. Erin Gross
(402) 280-1425
eringross@creighton.edu
Dr. Gross's webpage

B.S., Creighton University (1996)
Ph.D.,Univ. North Carolina (2001)

Selected recent publications:

The Equilibrium Constant for Bromothymol Blue: A general chemistry
laboratory experiment using spectroscopy, Elsbeth Klotz, Robert Doyle,
Erin Gross* and Bruce Mattson**, Journal of Chemical Education, 2011, 88,
637 - 639.

Elizabeth Sterner, Zachary Rosol, Erin M. Gross and Stephen M. Gross
"Thermal Analysis and Ionic Conductivity of Ionic Liquid Containing
Composites with Different Crosslinkers" Journal of Applied Polymer
Science, accepted June 5, 2009.
Sarah J. Fredrick and Erin M. Gross "Use of Microelectrodes for
Electrochemiluminescent Detection in Microfluidic Devices." Bioanalysis,
2009, 1, 31 - 36.
Erin M. Gross, Richard S. Kelly, and Donald M. Cannon, Jr. "Analytical
Electrochemistry: Potentiometry" Journal of the Analytical Sciences
Digital Library, entry number 10052, accepted July 31, 2008.

Matthew S. Burkhead, Heeyoung Wang, Marcel Fallet and Erin M. Gross;
"Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence: An Oxidative-Reductive Mechanism
between Quinolone Antibiotics and Tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II)."
Analytica Chimica Acta 2008, 613, 152-162.

Andrew F. Slaterbeck, Timothy D. Meehan, Erin M. Gross, and R. Mark
Wightman "Selective Population of Excited States during Electrogenerated
Chemiluminescence with 10-Methylphenothiazine." J. Phys. Chem. B 2002,
106 6088 - 6095.

Erin M. Gross, Neal R. Armstrong, and R. Mark Wightman, "Electrogenerated
Chemiluminescence from Phosphorescent Molecules Used in Organic
Light-Emitting Diodes." J. Electrochem. Soc., 2002149, E137-E142.

Erin M. Gross, Paolo Pastore, and R. Mark Wightman, "High-Frequency
Electrochemiluminescent Investigation of the Reaction Pathway between
Tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium (II) and Tripropylamine Using Carbon Fiber
Microelectrodes", J. Phys. Chem. B 2001, 105, 8732-8738.

Neal R. Armstrong, R. Mark Wightman, and Erin M. Gross, "Light Emitting
Electrochemical Processes." Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 2001, 52, 391-422.

E. M. Gross, J.D. Anderson, A.F. Slaterbeck, S. Thayumanavan, S. Barlow,
Y. Zhang, S.R. Marder, H.K. Hall, M. Flore Nabor, J.-F. Wang, E.A. Mash,
N.R. Armstrong, and R.M. Wightman, "Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence
from Derivatives of Aluminum Quinolate and Quinacridones: Cross Reactions
with Triarylamines Lead to Singlet Emission through Triplet-Triplet
Annihilation." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 4972-4979.