|Braden C Giordano
Research projects focus on developing analytical methods for accurate generation and verification of trace explosives and/or headspace analysis of vapors of explosives or other hazardous materials. Projects will utilize gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and may include other analytical instrumentation such as ion chromatography, liquid chromatography, ion mobility spectroscopy.
Examples of PI previous research include:
Giordano BC, Field CR, et. al.; Trace explosives vapor generation and quantitation at parts per quadrillion concentrations. Analytical Chemistry 88, 3747-3753 (2016).
Collins GE, Giordano BC, et. al.; Trace explosives sensor testbed (TESTbed). Review of Scientific Instruments 88, 034104 (2017).
DeGreeff LE, Cerreta MM, Katilie CJ; Variation in the headspace of bulk hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD) with time, environment, and formulation. Forensic Chemistry 4, 41-50 (2017).
DeGreeff LE, et. al.; Passive delivery of mixed explosives vapor from separated components. Forensic Chemistry 4, 19-31 (2017).
Katilie CJ, Simon AG, DeGreeff LE; Quantitative analysis of vaporous ammnia by online derivatization with gas chromatography - mass spectrometry with applications to ammonium nitrate-based explosives. Talanta 193, 87-92 (2019).
Energetic materials; Explosives; Vapor detection; Trace detection; Gas chromatography; Mass spectrometry; Sensors; Headspace analysis