Edward Remsen

Associate Professor

Olin Hall 207
(309) 677-4413

Ph.D., Chemistry, Princeton University
M.S., Chemistry, Polytechnic Institute of New York
B.S., Chemistry, Manhattan College


Ed joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as an assistant professor in 2009 after holding positions of senior scientist and research manager at Cabot Microelectronics Corporation. Prior to working with Cabot Microelectronics, he was a research scientist in the Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis and was a science fellow in the Corporate Research Group of Monsanto Company.

Ed’s area of technical expertise is analytical chemistry and its application to synthetic and biological materials. He and his research group develop new instrumental methods for the analysis of novel chemical and biochemical systems.


Ed’s area of teaching interest is analytical chemistry. He teaches Analytical Chemistry (CHM 326), Instrumental Analysis (CHM 420/520), and Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry (CHM 528) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Before coming to Bradley he was an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and taught Fundamentals of Separation Science (CHM 515) through the Professional Masters Program (PSM) in Analytical Chemistry offered through the Department of Biological, Physical, and Chemical Sciences of IIT.


Current research activities being pursued by Ed and his group span a number of research areas. These include: single-molecule spectroscopy for the investigation of molecular diffusion in photo-conductive films used in dye-sensitized solar cells; the study of protein-lipid and protein-protein interactions, also using single-molecule spectroscopy; characterization of molecular adsorption at the surfaces of nano-materials; and the investigation of motor oil degradation chemistry.