Title — Professor of Chemistry
Address — 725 21st Street, NW Corcoran 107
Washington, DC 20052
Office — Samson 212
Phone — (202) 994-2717
E-mail — firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of Expertise —
Analytical chemistry, Biomedical analysis, Physical chemistry, and Proteomics & metabolomics
Akos Vertes research interests span from fundamental studies in analytical and physical chemistry to the development of new technologies for biomedical analysis. He is a co-founder and co-director of the W. M. Keck Institute for Proteomics Technology and Applications, a center of strategic excellence at the university. Recent accomplishments include the introduction of photonic ion sources based on nanostructures, the introduction of a new ambient ion source called laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI), metabolic imaging of live plant organs and the in situ mass spectrometric analysis of single cells. His research has been presented in over 110 peer-reviewed publications, in two books, the first on laser ionization and the second on the medical applications of mass spectrometry, which he co-edited and co-authored, and in numerous conference presentations. He is an internationally recognized expert in bioanalytical methods. The research in his laboratory has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health and the W.M. Keck Foundation. His honors and awards include the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship, Fellow of the Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts in Brussels, Belgium, the Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, Visiting Professor of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, the Elsevier/Spectrochimica Acta Award, Member of the News & Features Advisory Panel for the journal Analytical Chemistry and Member of the Science Advisory Board of Protea Biosciences, Inc., Morgantown, WV.
PhD, (summa cum laude) Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, 1979
P. Nemes, A. A. Barton and A. Vertes, “Three-Dimensional Imaging of Metabolites in Tissues under Ambient Conditions by Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry,” Anal. Chem., 2009, 81, 6668-6675.
B. N. Walker, T. Razunguzwa, M. Powell, R. Knochenmuss and A. Vertes, “Nanophotonic Ion Production from Silicon Microcolumn Arrays,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 1669-1672.
P. Sripadi, J. Nazarian, Y. Hathout, E. P. Hoffman and A. Vertes, “In vitro analysis of metabolites from the untreated tissue of Torpedo californica electric organ by mid-infrared laser ablation electrospray ionization mass spectrometry,” Metabolomics, 2009, 5, 263-276.
K. Vékey, A. Telekes and A. Vertes, “Medical Applications of Mass Spectrometry,” Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2008, pp. 1-606.
Chem 2122: Intro Quantitative Analysis
Chem 4122: Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
Chem 6222: Ions: Wet and Dry
Chem 6320: Mass Spectrometry in Life Sciences (Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry)