Aihui MaHam, Ph.D.

Dr. Aihui MaHam is a professional analytical chemist, an analytical chemistry instructor, and a chemistry book author. She is an expert in the field of inorganic materials chemistry, and their characterization. She specializes in inorganic instrumental analyses utilizing scanning electron microscopy (SEM), x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRD/XRF), inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), and low and high resolution ICP-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). She has a BS in Chemistry Education, an MSc in Physical Chemistry, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry.

She also specializes in nano-materials including the synthesis and characterization of chemical and biological nano-sensors. She has published numerous research papers including a recent review in the journal Small entitled Protein-Based Nanomaterial Platforms for Drug Delivery, which has been widely cited over 500 times by researchers in her field. She also co-authored the current course’s textbook: Analytical Chemistry: A Chemist and Laboratory Technician’s Toolkit, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.

She is currently a Forensic Scientist for the Department of Homeland Security at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection New York Laboratory. Her current interests include the application of instrumental analyses to the modern analytical laboratory.


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