Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame




Paul Bohn

Office:  318 Stinson Remick Hall

Phone:  574-631-1849


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Current Position
Arthur J. Schmitt Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Director, Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Chemistry, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests
The Bohn group uses the tools of molecular nanotechnology to define the state-of-the-art in chemical analysis of mass-limited samples (ranging from ~106 molecules down to a single molecule). Our research currently focuses on problems in three thematic areas: low-dimensional analytical electronics and photonics, analytical nanofluidics, and correlated imaging, and uses the tools of nanofabrication, high sensitivity molecular spectroscopy, and electrochemistry to achieve our research goals.

Relevant Energy Publications

  1. “Science and technology for water purification in the coming decades”, Nature 453, 20 (2008). DOI 10.1038/nature06599.
  2. “Single nanopore transport of synthetic and biological polyelectrolytes in three-dimensional hybrid microfluidic∕nanofluidic devices”, Biomicrofluidics 3, 012004 (2009). DOI 10.1063/1.3059546.
  3. “Spatial Correlation of Confocal Raman Scattering and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometric Molecular Images of Lignocellulosic Materials”, Analytical Chemistry, 82, 2608 (2010). DOI 10.1021/ac100026r.
  4. “Electrolysis in nanochannels for in situ reagent generation in confined geometries”, Lab Chip 2011, 11, 3634-3641. DOI 10.1039/C1LC20570F.
  5. “Correlated Imaging – A Grand Challenge in Chemical Analysis”, Analyst, 2013, 138, 1924-1939. DOI 10.1039/C3AN36416J.