of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science,
1993 – Assistant Professor (1999– Associate Professor), Department of Chemistry
1986 – 89 Research
Associate at the Dept. Applied Physics,
Protein detection by optical shift of a resonant microcavity. F. Vollmer, D. Braun, A. Libchaber, M. Khoshsima, I. Teraoka, S. Arnold. Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4057-4059 (2002).
Shift of Whispering Gallery Modes in Microspheres by Protein
Perturbation Approach to Resonance Shift of Whispering Galley Modes
in a Dielectric Microsphere as a Probe of a Surrounding Medium. I. Teraoka, F. Vollmer,
Multiplexed DNA Detection by Optical Resonances
in Microspheres. F. Vollmer,
Nanolayer Characterization through Wavelength Multiplexing a
Microsphere Resonator. M. Noto, F. Vollmer,
Solutions: An Introduction to Physical Properties,
Comparison of Partitioning of a Bimodal Polymer Mixture into
Micropores in Good and Theta Solvents. A
High Osmotic Pressure Chromatography for Large-Scale Fractionation
of Polymers. M. Luo,
Fluctuation Chromatography for Large-Scale Separation of Poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile)
by Chemical Composition. Y. Xu,
Developed high osmotic pressure chromatography (HOPC; US Patent 5,587,082; 1996). HOPC combines properties specific to semidilute polymer solutions with size exclusion principle. It started as a high-capacity preparative separation method of polymer in good solvent. Recently, it has expanded into theta condition as computer simulation results obtained in international collaboration indicated so. Separation experiments proved it is the case. As a sibling, separation by chemical composition was also demonstrated for random copolymers and block copolymers. The activities resulted in many journal papers and a few book chapters.
Wrote a textbook on polymer solutions (2002). Teraoka tried to make it useful both for entry-level graduate students and analytical chemists in industry. Some of the contents, although they cover fundamental polymer science, are new to the field.
Developed online chemistry courses for liquid chromatography and colloid chemistry.
D. Berek, P. Cifra, T. Bleha (Slovak
Y. Kimura (Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Y. Wang (
R. Hayakawa (
D. Y. Yoon (
F. E. Karasz (
C. Hayes (current; part time), M. Noto (current), D. Lee (Col. St. Mines), Y. Gelfand (Mt. Sinai), Y. Shcherbakov (CUNY), H. Zheng, B. Zhao (Siemens), Y. Xu (Ethicon), J. Zhang (current)
Total number of graduate students (7); total number of postdoctoral scholars (1).