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Kimberley A. Frederick

Professor of Chemistry

Office: Dana 222
Phone: 518-580-5132
Fax: 518-580-5139
Email: kfreder1@skidmore.edu

At Skidmore since 2009
Curriculum Vitae



The Frederick research group focuses on developing new technologies to perform chemical analyses on the nanoscale.  This work contributes to a larger effort known as microfluidics or "lab on a chip" which has applications from medical diagnostics to environmental sensing to process monitoring in manufacturing.  Our research involves capillary electrophoresis and plastic microfluidic chips.  Current projects in the group involve fundamental studies of fluid flow (known as electroosmotic flow), miniaturizing on-capillary or on-chip analysis steps using stimulus responsive materials and development of microfluidic chips based on overheard transparencies.  Students working in the Frederick group are involved in all aspects of materials development, instrument building, data analysis and manuscript preparation.  To date, our work has resulted in 13 publications, over a million dollars in research funding and 50 presentations at scientific meetings.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (*Indicated undergraduate research student)