Curtiss Hanson

Curtiss Hanson

Professor - Analytical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423

Office: 293 McCollum Science Hall
Voice: 319-273-2435
Fax: 319-273-7127


  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1983
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 1989

Research Interests

My areas of research include analytical applications of mass spectrometry for biomolecule analysis using Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) and gas phase ion-molecule chemistry using Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR). These instruments provide research opportunities in classical physical analytical areas for both graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences(CNS).

Selected Publications

Michaela L. Rich, Ira Simet, Shoshanna Coon, and Curtiss Hanson, Use of a Kinetic Energy Orifice as a Probe of Metastable Dissociation in Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry J. Amer. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2000, 11(12),1118-1124

Curtiss D. Hanson, Ion Isolation in a Continuous Zero Angle Reflecting Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometer, Analytical Chemistry, 2000 ,72, 448-453.

C.D. Hanson; C.L. Just Selective Background Suppression in MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry, Analytical Chemistry, 1994, 66, 3676-3680.

C.L. Just, C.D. Hanson, Selective Elimination of Low-molecular- weight Ions in MALDI-TIF Mass Spectrometry Using a Bipolar Pulsed Electrostatic Particle Guide, Rapid Comm. Mass Spectrom. 1993,7, 502- 506.


Curtiss D. Hanson and Paul Trent A Variable Potential Ion Guide for Mass Spectrometry U.S. Patent pending 2002

Curtiss D. Hanson, A Multi-pass Reflecting Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometer, U.S. Patent # 6,013,913, 2000.

Curtiss D. Hanson, T. Burrell, James Haworth, and James Olson, A Pyrolysis Method for Increasing Limonene Production and Novel Oven to Facilitate Such Method, U.S. Patent # 5,977,421, 1999

Book Chapters

C.D. Hanson, E. L. Kerley, D. H. Russell; Recent Developments in Experimental FT-ICR, Treatise on Analytical Chemistry, Second Edition, Part 1, Volume 11, Chapter 2, 1989, Ed. M. Bursey. J. Wiley Publ.

C.D. Hanson, M. E. Castro, D. H. Russell, D. F. Hunt, J. Shabanowitz; Fourier-Transform Mass Spectrometry of Large (m/z > 5,000) Biomolecules, Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry: Evolution, Innovation, and Applications, ACS Symposium Series 359, Chapter 6, 1988, Ed. M. V. Buchanan.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423
Phone: 319-273-2437
FAX: 319-273-7127

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