Alison E. Holliday
Office: Science Center 290
Lab: Science Center 295
FAX: (610) 328-7355
B.Sc., Queen's University
Ph.D., Queen's University
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
I teach Analytical Methods and Instrumentation (Chem 43) and an advanced seminar on Topics in Environmental Chemistry (Chem 103). I am also involved in the general chemistry curriculum, teaching General Chemistry (Chem 10) and Chemistry in Context: Applying Chemistry to Society (Chem 1).
I am interested in using ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) for chiral separations and environmental analysis. IMS gives much faster separations (millisecond time scale) than conventional chromatography. In IMS, gas-phase ions are separated using an electric field in the presence of a counter-flow of a neutral drift gas. The resulting separation is on the basis of both ion charge and size. Interfacing with mass spectrometry gives further information about species identification. Please see my group page for more information.
A.E. Holliday, N.J. Holliday, T.M. Mattingly,* and K.M. Naccarato,* Defensive secretions of the carabid beetle Chlaenius cordicollis: chemical components and their geographic patterns of variation, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38, 278-286 (2012).
A.E. Holliday, F.M. Walker,* E.D. Brodie III, and V.A. Formica, Differences in defensive volatiles of the forked fungus beetle, Bolitotherus cornutus, living on two species of fungus, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 35, 1302-1308 (2009).
X.F. Zhong, R. Yi, A.E. Holliday, and D.D.Y. Chen, Field distribution in electrospray ion source determined by finite element method, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 23, 689-697 (2009).