Welcome to the Bohn Group homepage!

Group photo of Bohn Group members.

The Bohn Research Group is composed primarily of chemists and chemical engineers; we have also previously hosted visitors from the fields of materials science, physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and even psychology. Our research interests lie in using the tools of molecular nanotechnology to define the state-of-the-art in chemical analysis of mass-limited-samples. Relying on a strong background in nanofabrication, high sensitivity molecular spectroscopy, and electrochemistry, we focus on problems in the areas of: (1) low-dimensional analytical electronics and photonics, (2) sensors and imaging.


Demographically, our group currently consists of 4 men and 7 women. We have 1 postdoctoral associate, 9 grad students, and a faculty coordinator who tries to keep our chaos to a minimum. We are also a diverse microcosm of the world - we come from the US, China, India, and Korea.


We have strong connections to both the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (College of Engineering) and the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (College of Science) at Notre Dame. Our group thus brings together researchers across disciplinary boundaries, departments, and colleges. In addition, we are closely associated with Notre Dame's Institute for Precision Health, one of the inaugural strategic research initiatives started by the University in 2008. With our sights set on treating diseases with personalized medication in the future, Notre Dame's Precision Medicine group actively seeks out a way in which various diseases can be identified at the molecular level. With this information, your personalized treatment will have the best chance at success, lower trial-and-error rates, fewer side effects and more precision. The group is also closely connected with the Center for Bioanalytic Metrology, partially led by Dr. Bohn. This center brings together researchers from Purdue University, Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame and those from ~15 life science and biotechnology partners and ~6 analytical instrumentation partners, creating an ecosystem for innovation.




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December 2020

  • One of the Bohn Research labs has achieved Biosafety Level 2 certification, allowing for deeper in-house research into cytokine storms.

November 2020

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September 2020

January 2020

  • Congratulations to Arielle Lopez on successfully completing her Master's Degree!

October 2019

  • Congratulations to Hyein Do on successfully passing her OCE!

  • The Analytical Scientist ranks Dr. Bohn as #18 in their Power List of 2019. This list showcases the tremendous range of talent, ingenuity and leadership present across all corners of analytical science on a global scale.

  • Congratulations to Allison Cutri on successfully passing her ARP!