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Aaron Urbas

Aaron Urbas received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2007. He was awarded an NRC Fellowship in 2008 in the Biochemical Science Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He currently is involved with the development of standard reference materials (SRM's) for Raman spectroscopy applications as well as algorithm development for spectral library searching.


"Centrifugal Microfluidics with Integrated Sensing Microdome Optodes for Multi-Ion Detection." Watts AS, Urbas AA, Moschou E, Gavalas VG, Madou MJ, Bachas LG. Analytical Chemistry, 2007, 79(21), pp 8046-8054.

"Molecular Factor Computing for Predictive Spectroscopy." Dai B, Urbas AA, Douglas CC, Lodder RA. 2007, Pharmaceutical Research, 2007, 24(8), 1441-1449.

"Decyl Methacrylate-Based Microspot Optodes." Watts AS, Urbas AA, Finley T, Gavalas VG, Bachas LG. Analytical Chemistry, 2006, 78(2), pp 524-529.

"Real-Time Broadband Measurement of Cholesterol, Collagen, and Elastin Using a Novel Rotary Switch Spectrometer." Claps R, Guynn R, Serafin W, Virojanapa J, Urbas A, Lodder R. Proceedings of SPIE, 2006, 6078.

"Hyperspectral Integrated Computational Imaging." Cassis LA, Urbas AA, Lodder RA. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2005, 382(4), pp 868-872.

"Magnetoelastic Transducers for Monitoring Coagulation, Clot Inhibition, and Fibrinolysis." Puckett LG, Lewis JK, Urbas AA, et al. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 2005, 20(9), pp 1737-1743.

"26Al-Containing Acidic and Basic Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Preparation and Use in Studies of Oral Aluminum Bioavailability from Foods Utilizing 26Al as an Aluminum Tracer." Yokel RA, Urbas AA, Lodder RA, Selegue JP, Florence RL. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 2005, 229(3-4), pp 471-478.

"In Vivo Applications of a Molecular Computing-Based High-Throughput NIR Spectrometer." Cassis LA, Dai B, Urbas AA, Lodder RA. Proceedings of SPIE, 2004, 5329, pp 239-253.

"Near-Infrared Spectrometry of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in the Apo E-/- Mouse." Urbas AA, Manning MW, Daugherty A, Cassis LA, Lodder RA. Analytical Chemistry, 2003, 75, pp 3318-3323.

"In Situ Spectroscopic Cleaning Validation." Urbas, AA, Lodder, RA. NIR News, 2003, 14(2), pp 22-24.

"Two-Dimensional Wavelet Compression of Ion Mobility Spectra." Urbas, AA, Harrington, PB. Analytica Chimica Acta, 2001, 446, pp 393-412.

"Evaluation of Neural Network Models with Generalized Sensitivity Analysis." Harrington PB, Urbas AA, Wan, C. Analytical Chemistry, 2000, 72.

"Two-dimensional Correlation Analysis." Harrington PB, Urbas AA, Tandler PJ. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 2000, 50.



NRC Fellow
Biochemical Science Division
Bioassay Methods Group


Analytical Chemistry Ph.D. 2007, University of Kentucky
Chemometrics B.S.S. 2001, Ohio University


Phone: 301-975-8791