William LaCourse

Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dr. LaCourse’s research interests include myriad techniques. His group performs basic and applied research on hydrodynamic electroanalytical techniques in liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis, adsorption phenomena at noble metal electrodes, and advanced sample preparation techniques (e.g., microdialysis and pressurized-fluid extraction). A major thrust of his efforts is to further understand and expand the limits of pulsed electrochemical detection (PED) techniques for the determination of polar aliphatic compounds. Dr. LaCourse applies PED to (bio)analytical problems of critical significance in the areas of pharmaceutical, toxicological, forensic, environmental, and life science arenas. Recent pursuits have expanded to mass spectrometry, with graduate student research resulting in the development of a novel platform for a desorption atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (DAPCI) source for mass spectrometry.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County