Office: 528 Regents Hall
Lab web site: http://chemistry.georgetown.edu/people/jorabchi
B.S. 2001, Sharif University of Technology
Ph.D. 2006, The George Washington University
Postdoctoral Associate/Fellow, 2006-2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Research Scientist, 2009-2011, Syagen Technology Inc.
Our group develops new chemical detection/characterization methods. This entails a fundamental understanding of physicochemical processes and their manipulation for analytical purposes. Our fundamental studies are currently focused on gas-phase ion generation mechanisms and gaseous ion reactions. We use mass spectrometry as the primary characterization method in these studies. In parallel, we develop new mass spectrometric techniques for applications in biomedical, environmental, and trace detection fields. Our specific interests in these areas include high throughput single-cell analysis, gas-liquid interface mass spectrometry, ambient mass spectrometry, and explosive trace detection.
Selected Recent Publications
A. Vilkov, K. Jorabchi, K. Hanold, and J. A. Syage, A mass spectrometer based explosive trace detector, Proc. of SPIE 8018, 80181G (2011).
J. S. Mellors, K. Jorabchi, L. M. Smith, and J. M. Ramsey, Fully integrated microfluidic device for performing continuous single-cell lysis with real-time electrophoretic separation and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, Anal. Chem. 82, 967–973 (2010)
K. Jorabchi and L. M. Smith, Single droplet separations and surface partition coefficient measurements using laser ablation mass spectrometry, Anal. Chem. 81, 9862-9868 (2009)
K. Jorabchi, M. S. Westphall, and L. M. Smith, Charge assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry of droplets, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 19, 833-840 (2008)
M. S. Westphall, K. Jorabchi, and L. M. Smith, Mass spectrometry of acoustically levitated droplets, Anal. Chem. 80, 5847-5853 (2008)