Andrew Klose, Ph.D.

 (605) 274-5008

 aklose@augie.edu

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Education:

  • Post-doc, Physical Chemistry and Optical Physics, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
  • Ph.D., Nuclear and Physical Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • B.S., Chemistry/Mathematics, University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND

Position:

  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Augustana University

Current Research: 

During the summer of 2021, student researchers will use an iodine saturated spectrometer to precisely determine the absorption frequency of several molecular iodine absorption lines to a level of 1 MHz.  The measurement of the absorption lines at a level is imperative for many precision laser spectroscopic applications, such as absorption spectroscopy of trace gases using cavity-enhanced spectroscopy as well as laser probing of rare isotopes, both of which are active research projects in the Klose group.  The proposed work builds on several years of development and initial implementation of an iodine saturated absorption spectrometer.