Erin M. Gross, PhD
Erin M. Gross, PhD

Erin M. Gross, PhD

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position

  • Professor

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Erin M. Gross and Samaya Kallepalli* Electrochemiluminescence Paper-Based analytical devices in: Paper-based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics, Elsevier, Amsterdam, expected Oct. 1, 2021. https://www.elsevier.com/books/paper-based-analytical-devices-for-chemical-analysis-and-diagnostics/araujo/978-0-12-820534-1, Paper-based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics, 2021
  • Joel F. Destino, Erin M. Gross, Emily D. Niemeyer and Steven C. Petrovic Hands-on Experiences for Remotely Taught Analytical Chemistry Laboratories Anal Bioanal Chem 2021, 413, 12371244. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-020-03142-1, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 413, 1237-1244, 2021
  • Erin M. Gross, Laura R. Porter*, Nicholas R. Stukel*, Emily R. Lowry*, Leah V. Schaffer*, Sai Sujana Maddipati*, Dylan J. Hoyt*, Sarah E. Stombaugh*, Sarah R. Peila*, and Charles S. Henry, “Micromolded Carbon Paste Microelectrodes for Electrogenerated Chemiluminescent Detection on Microfluidic Devices” ChemElectroChem, 2020, 7, 3244–3252. doi: 10.1002/celc.202000366 Cover feature link: doi:10.1002/celc.202000847, ChemElectroChem, 7, 3244-3252, 2020
  • The Cover Feature illustrates the electrogenerated chemiluminescent (ECL) reactions of tris(2,2’-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) and luminol at carbon paste microelectrodes on a microfluidic device. Samples with a volume of 500 nL are injected, giving the temporal profile shown below the devices. Photographs of the orange light from Ru(bpy)32+ and the blue light from luminol are shown on the device photographs. More information can be found in the Article by E. M. Gross et al. Cover feature link: doi:10.1002/celc.202000847, 2020
  • Erin M. Gross, Hannah E. Durant*, Kenneth N. Hipp, Rebecca Y. Lai "Electrochemiluminescence detection in paper-based and other inexpensive microfluidic devices" ChemElectroChem, 2017, 4, 1594 – 1603. DOI: 10.1002/celc.201700426, ChemElectroChem, 4, 1594-1603, 2017
  • Erin M. Gross, Sai Sujana Maddipati* and Sarah M Snyder* “A review of electrogenerated chemiluminescent biosensors for assays in biological matrices.” Bioanalysis 2016, 8, 2071-2089. DOI: 10.4155/bio-2016-0178, Bioanalysis, 8, 2071-2089, 2016
  • Sruti Prathivadhi-Bhayankaram*; Jianhao Ning;* Michael Mimlitz*; Carolyn Taylor*; Erin Gross; Michael Nichols; Jochen Guck; Andrew Ekpenyong. “Chemotherapy impedes in vitro microcirculation and promotes migration of leukemic cells with impact on metastasis”, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 479, 841-846, 2016
  • E.M. Gross, S.H. Williams, E. Williams, D.A. Dobberpuhl, and J. Fujita "Synthesis and Characterization of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil: A Problem-based Green Chemistry Laboratory Experiment" ACS Books Symposium series: Green Chemistry Experiments in Undergraduate Laboratories. 2016, 1233, 71-92. DOI:10.1021/bk-2016-1233.ch005., ACS Symposium Book Series, 1233, 71-92, 2016
  • Erin M. Gross and Rebecca Y. Lai “Chemistry: a bridge to discovery.” Bioanalysis 2013, 5, 131–133. doi: 10.4155/bio.12.311, Bioanalysis, 5, 131-133, 2013
  • Erin M. Gross “Green Chemistry and Sustainability: An Undergraduate Course for Science and Nonscience Majors” Journal of Chemical Education 2013, 90, 429 – 431. doi: 10.1021/ed200756z, Journal of Chemical Education, 90, 429-431, 2013
  • Erin M. Gross; Michelle E. Clevenger*; Connor J. Neuville*; Kalani A. Parker* "A Bioanalytical Microfluidics Experiment for Undergraduate Students" ACS Books Symposium series: Teaching Bioanalytical Chemistry, January 1, 2013, 85-104. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2013-1137.ch005, ACS Symposium Book Series, 85-104, 2013
  • Klotz, Elsbeth, Doyle, Robert, Gross, Erin M., Mattson, Bruce The Equilibrium Constant for Bromothymol Blue: A General Chemistry Laboratory Experiment Using Spectroscopy, Journal of Chemical Education, 88, 637-639, 2011
  • Gross, Erin Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Orlando, FL, USA, 28 February-4 March 2010, Bioanalysis, 2, 1005-1007, 2010
  • Sarah J. Fredrick* and Erin M. Gross “Use of Microelectrodes for Electrochemiluminescent Detection in Microfluidic Devices.” Bioanalysis, 2009, 1, 31 – 36. doi: 10.4155/BIO.09.1, Bioanalysis, 1, 31-36, 2009
  • Sterner, Elizabeth S., Rosol, Zachary P., Gross, Erin M., Gross, Stephen M. Thermal Analysis and Ionic Conductivity of Ionic Liquid Containing Composites with Different Crosslinkers, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 114, 2963-2970, 2009
  • Gross, E. M., Kelly, R. S., Cannon, D. M. Analytical Electrochemistry: Potentiometry, Journal of the Analytical Sciences Digital Library, 2008
  • †Matthew S. Burkhead*, Heeyoung Wang*, Marcel Fallet* and Erin M. Gross “Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence: An Oxidative-Reductive Mechanism between Quinolone Antibiotics and Tris(2,2’-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II)”, Analytica Chimica Acta 2008, 613, 152-162. doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2008.02.059, Analytica Chimica Acta, 613, 152-162, 2008

Publications

  • Erin M. Gross, Richard S. Kelly and Cynthia K. Larive “Sample Preparation” Analytical Sciences Digital Library active learning module, published on web January 2019. https://community.asdlib.org/activelearningmaterials/sample-preparation/, Analytical Sciences Digital Library, 2019
  • Erin M. Gross, Richard S. Kelley and Cynthia K. Larive “Environmental Analysis – Lake Nakuru Flamingos: Heavy Metals” Analytical Sciences Library active learning Module; Analytical Sciences Digital Library 2013 http://community.asdlib.org/activelearningmaterials/nakuru-heavy-metals/, Analytical Sciences Digital Library, 2013
  • Erin M. Gross “A Simple Microwell Array System for Dual Detection of Cancer Biomarker Proteins” Bioanalysis Zone (https://www.bioanalysis-zone.com/ ) news item, July 12, 2011., Bioanalysis, 2011

Presentations

  • Erin M. Gross, Nic Heckenlaible, Alyssa Kava, and Charles S. Henry "Comparison of Mobile Phone and CCD Cameras for Detection of Biogenic Amines via Ruthenium Complex Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence" Nebraska Academy of Sciences Meeting, virtual, April 23, 2021., 2021
  • Samaya Kallepalli, Jacob Benes, Erin M. Gross, Kenneth Hipp and Rebecca Y. Lai “Investigation of ruthenium complex electrochemiluminescence at gold electrodes modified with different chain length alkanethiols” Nebraska Academy of Sciences Meeting, virtual, April 23, 2021., 2021
  • Samaya Kallepalli, Jacob V. Benes, Kenneth N. Hipp, Rebecca Y. Lai, and Erin M. Gross “Investigation of ruthenium complex electrochemiluminescence at gold electrodes modified with different chain length alkanethiols” presented at University Research Week, virtual, Creighton University April 22, 2021., 2021
  • Angelle M. Le, Patrick J. Herchenbach, Charles S. Henry and Erin M. Gross Optimization of electrochemistry and electrochemiluminescence of stencil-printed carbon ink electrodes presented at University Research Week, virtual, Creighton University April 20, 2021., 2021
  • *Joel F. Destino and Erin M. Gross “At-home, hands-on quantitative analysis experiments: Opportunities for inquiry-based, laboratory-style learning” presented at the American Chemical Society Meeting, virtual, April 13, 2021., 2021
  • Christy Heimbrecht, Kajal Desai, Mitchell Kim-Fu, Erin Gross, and Joel F. Destino “Portable fluorometric analysis methods for the determination of riboflavin” presented at the American Chemical Society Spring meeting, virtual, April 10, 2021., 2021
  • Kiley Nelson, Eric Marsh, Erin Gross and Joel F. Destino Development of a portable GC method for ethanol determination in liquor presented at the American Chemical Society Spring meeting, virtual, April 10, 2021. 78., 2021
  • Angelle M. Le, Patrick J. Herchenbach, Charles S. Henry and Erin M. Gross “Optimization of electrochemistry and electrochemiluminescence of stencil-printed carbon ink electrodes” presented at the American Chemical Society Spring meeting, virtual, April 10, 2021., 2021
  • Samaya Kallepalli, Jacob V. Benes, Kenneth N. Hipp, Rebecca Y. Lai, and Erin M. Gross “Investigation of ruthenium complex electrochemiluminescence at gold electrodes modified with different chain length alkanethiols” presented at the American Chemical Society Spring meeting, virtual, April 10, 2021., 2021
  • Maggie Atkinson, Kirsten Elliot, Noah Harrahill, Joel F. Destino, and Erin M. Gross “Analysis of interferents’ effects on the response accuracy of a commercial glucometer” presented at the American Chemical Society Spring meeting, virtual, April 10, 2021., 2021
  • Erin M. Gross, Nic Heckenlaible, Alyssa Kava, and Charles S. Henry "Comparison of Mobile Phone and CCD Cameras for Detection of Biogenic Amines via Ruthenium Complex Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence" Pittsburgh Conference for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, virtual, March 8-12, 2021., 2021
  • Erin M. Gross and Joel F. Destino “Development and Assessment of Hands-on, Remote-Flexible, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Experiments” presented at the Creighton University 2020 Virtual Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE, November 4 – 11, 2020., 2020
  • Erin M. Gross “Electrochemiluminescent Biosensors” guest lecture for CHM 991-A Biosensors, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, October 29, 2020., 2020
  • Erin M. Gross, Natalie A. Bolton, Meredith B. Lloyd, Gabriella Stark, Huy L. Bui, Kenneth N. Hipp, and Rebecca Y. Lai, “Work towards an Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence DNA sensor labelled with a Ruthenium Complex”, presented at the Pittsburgh Conference for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, IL, March 1, 2020., 2020
  • Nic Heckenlaible, Alyssa Kava, Charles S. Henry and Erin M. Gross “Development and Evaluation of Mobile Phone Camera as a Detection Method for Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence in Biogenic Amines Using a Ruthenium Complex” presented at the Pittsburgh Conference for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, IL, March 1, 2020., 2020
  • Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Detection of Biogenic Amines on a Microfluidic Device Truman State University, Chemistry Seminar, 2014
  • “Development of an Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment in Microfluidics.” Creighton University, Department of Chemistry, presented at the Pittsburgh Conference for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Orlando, Florida, 2014
  • Connor J. Neuville, Kalani A. Parker, and Erin M. Gross “Work Toward Development of Paper-based Colorimetric Assays for Iron(III) Using Functionalize Gold Nanoparticles. Department of Chemistry, Creighton University, Omaha, presented at the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Meeting, Lincoln, NE, 2014
  • Rachel M. Kuntz, John B. Wydallis, Meghan M. Mensack, Rachel Feeny, Charles S. Henry and Erin M. Gross “Development and Optimization of Carbon Paste Microelectrodes for Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Detection on a Microfluidic Device” presented at the St. Albert’s Day Student Research Forum, Creighton University, 2014
  • Connor J. Neuville, Kalani A. Parker, Jennifer L. Lambrecht, Asia A. Inagaki, and Erin M. Gross, “Development of Paper-Based Colorimetric Assays for Metal Ions Using Gold Nanoparticles” Department of Chemistry, , Creighton University, presented at the Pittsburgh Conference for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • Laura R. Anderson, Nicholas R. Stukel, Sarah E. Roszhart, Sarah R. Wirth, John B. Wydallis, Meghan M. Mensack, Charles S. Henry and Erin M. Gross, “Development of a Carbon Paste Microfluidic Biosensor with Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Detection” Department of Chemistry, Creighton University, and Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, presented at the Pittsburgh Conference for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • Emily R. Lowry, Leah V. Schaffer, John B. Wydallis, Meghan M. Mensack, Rachel Feeny, Charles S. Henry and Erin M. Gross, “Investigation of Carbon Paste Microelectrodes for Electrochemiluminescent Detection of Biogenic Amines on a Microfluidic Chip” Department of Chemistry, Creighton University, and Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, presented at the Pittsburgh Conference for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • “What is the EPA Doing to Protect Our Water? part of the Honors Program 60 second lecture series, Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences, 2013
  • Emily R. Lowry, Leah V. Schaffer, John B. Wydallis, Meghan M. Mensack, Rachel Feeny, Charles S. Henry and Erin M. Gross, “Investigation of Carbon Paste Microelectrodes for Electrochemiluminescent Detection of Biogenic Amines” Department of Chemistry, Creighton University, and Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, presented at the Ferlic Undergraduate Research Forum, 2013
  • Jennifer L. Lambrecht, Kalani A. Parker and Erin M. Gross “Ion Detection Specificity of Gold Nanoparticles After Functionalization” presented at the St. Albert’s Day Student Research Forum, Creighton University, 2013
  • Kalani A. Parker and Erin M. Gross “Development of a Detection Method for Metal Ions Using Gold Nanoparticles on a Paper Microfluidic Platform”, presented at the St. Albert’s Day Student Research Forum, Creighton University, 2013
  • Erin M. Gross, Kalani A. Parker, Connor J. Neuville, and Michelle E. Clevenger, Creighton University, Department of Chemistry, “Paper Microfluidics: An Experiment for Undergraduate Analytical Laboratories.” presented at the Pittsburgh Conference for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2013
  • Erin M. Gross “Electrogenerated Chemiluminescent Detection of Amines on a Microfluidic Device” University of Iowa, Analytical Chemistry seminar, 2012
  • “Development of a Detection Method for Metal Ions Using Gold Nanoparticles on a Paper Microfluidic Platform” Kalani A. Parker and Erin M. Gross, presented at the Ferlic Undergraduate Science Research Forum at Creighton University, 2012
  • “Development of a Detection Method for Metal Ions Using Gold Nanoparticles on a Paper Microfluidic Platform” Kalani A. Parker and Erin M. Gross, presented at the 47th Annual American Chemical Society Midwest Regional Meeting, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • “Optimization of Carbon Paste Microelectrodes for Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Detection of Amines on a Microfluidic Chip” Emily R. Lowry, Meghan Mensack, John Wydallis, Charles S. Henry and Erin M. Gross, presented at the 47th Annual American Chemical Society Midwest Regional Meeting, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • “Development and Characterization of a Microfluidic On-Chip Reference Electrode” Brenden Mar and Erin M. Gross, Department of Chemistry, Creighton University, presented at College of Arts & Sciences Honors Day, 2012
  • “A Microfluidics Experiment for the Quantitative Analysis Laboratory” Kalani Parker, Connor Neuville, Michelle Clevenger, and Erin M. Gross, Creighton University, Department of Chemistry, presented at the University Research Day, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • “A Microfluidics Experiment for the Quantitative Analysis Laboratory” Erin M. Gross, Michelle E. Clevenger, Kalani Parker, and Connor Neuville, Creighton University, Department of Chemistry, presented at the Pittsburgh Conference for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Orlando, Florida, 2012
  • “Work Toward the Development of a Microfluidic Biosensor” Laura R. Anderson, Nicholas R. Stukel, and Erin M. Gross, Creighton University, Department of Chemistry, presented at the University Research Day, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • “Development of an Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment Using Paper-based Microfluidics” Michelle E. Clevenger, Kalani Parker, Connor Neuville and Erin M. Gross. Joint Midwest/Great Lakes regional American Chemical Society meeting, St. Louis, MO, 2011
  • Sarah E. Roszhart and Erin M. Gross “Electrochemiluminescent Reactions Using Micromolded Carbon Paste Electrodes” presented at the Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences 6th Annual Honor’s Day, 2010
  • “Work Toward the Development of a Microfluidic Biosensor” Erin M. Gross, Sarah E. Roszhart, Nicholas R. Stukel, and Laura Anderson, Department of Chemistry, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; and Charles S. Henry, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; presented at the 130th Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, 2010
  • “Development of an Electrochemiluminescent Biosensor using Micromolded Carbon Electrodes” Sarah E. Roszhart and Erin M. Gross, Creighton University, presented at the 239th American Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco, CA, 2010
  • “Development of an Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment in Microfluidics.” Creighton University, Department of Chemistry, presented at the Pittsburgh Conference for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Orlando, Florida,, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • From Food Analysis and Forensics to Protein Characterization: Capillary Electrophoresis in the Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Curriculum at Creighton University (Beckman Coulter Biopharma to Education Program, award PA800 Capillary Electrophoresis System
  • Development of E-Learning Modules for Analytical Chemistry (NSF TUES-Type 2 project; role: Supporting Personnel; P.I. Thomas Wenzel; Bates College
  • “Polymer Encapsulated Ionic Remineralizing Agents” (NSF University-Industry Partnership Grant; role: Co-investigator; P.I. Stephen Gross
  • Development of a Microfluidic Biosensor (NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR Research Mini-Grant
  • Internal: Investigation of Carbon Paste Microelectrodes for Electrochemiluminescent Detection in Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis (College of Arts and Sciences Research Incentive Grant
  • Internal: Development of a Compost Site at Creighton University (Creighton University Faculty/Staff/Student Sustainability Grant)
  • Internal: Development of Chemical Assays on Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices (Creighton University Summer Faculty Research Fellowship
  • Collaborative Research: Moving Faculty from Experimentation With to Long-term Adoption of Engaged Student Learning in Analytical Chemistry (NSF IUSE-Institutional & Community Transformation project; role: Supporting Personnel; P.I. Thomas Wenzel; Bates College)
  • Development of Lab-on-a-Chip Devices for Biological and Environmental Applications (NIH-NEINBRE-DRPP, role: PI, award $177,000, 7/1/2015 – 4/30/2018)
  • lnexpensive Micro-Analytical Devices for Detecting Cancer Biomarkers Using Electrochemiluminescence

Awards and Honors

  • Dean's Award for Tenure Track Teaching, 2021
  • IGGY Award, Creighton University, 2011