Joseph Aldstadt

Joseph H. Aldstadt, III

Associate Professor

Office: Chemistry 447
Phone: 414-229-5774
e-mail: aldstadt@uwm.edu

Degree(s):

Ph.D., Ohio University

Research Description:

Our research encompasses studies of analytical instrument design and environmental trace analysis. We are currently studying:

  • methods (Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Stripping Potentiometry) for better understanding the speciation, transport, and fate of metals (As, Pb) in environmental solids (soils, sediments)
  • methods (FT-Raman and Pyrolysis GC-MS) for characterizing complex organic compounds in soils (e.g., humic acids) and artistic media (e.g., varnishes)
  • long-pathlength approaches to molecular absorbance spectroscopy (Photon Trapping Spectroscopy) in collaboration with Prof. Geissinger