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 being pursued by Ed and his group spans a number of areas. These include single-molecule spectroscopic investigation of molecular diffusion in mesoporous metal oxide thin films, protein-protein interactions leading to protein fibril formation, and adsorption of molecules on abrasive silica nanoparticles. His group also employs Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) absorbance spectroscopy to characterize mechanisms of adsorption on mesoporous inorganic thin films. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS) is used by his group in collaborative studies to quantify important small molecules present in biological organisms.