Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Jonathan K. Schoer

Contact Information:


  • B.A. Chemistry, 1985, Luther College
  • M.S. Analytical Chemistry, 1989, Iowa State University
  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, 1997 Texas A&M University
  • Postdoc. Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Societies:

Honor Societies:

  • Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honor Society
  • Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi Research Honor Society

Honors or Distinctions:

  • American Chemical Society Regional Outstanding Senior Chemistry Major, 1985
  • Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, Iowa State University, 1988
  • IBM Manufacturing Research Fellowship, 1992 - 1994
  • Joseph W. Richards Summer Fellowship of The Electrochemical Society, 1994
  • Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) Grant, 1999
  • Barr Engineering Grant, 2001
  • Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program Grant, 2002
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New Directions Program Grant, 2003

Teaching specialties:

Analytical Chemistry (Quantitative Analysis, Advanced Instrumental Analysis)

Research interests:

Interfacial, surface, thin-film, and membrane chemistry and phenomena, especially with in situ methods capable of providing nanometer-scale information.
Analytical aspects of environmental issues.

Recent Student Research Associates

Andy Westbrook
Kristina Wehmeyer, BS 2004

Selected Publications:

Book Chapter:

R. M. Crooks; O. Chailapakul; C. B. Ross; L. Sun; J. K. Schoer "Synthesis and Characterization of Two-Dimensional Molecular Recognition Interfaces." In Interfacial Design and Chemical Sensing; Mallouk, T. E., Harrison, D. J., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 561; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 1994; pp. 104-122

Journal Articles:

Huang, H.; Schroeder, F.; Zeng, C.; Estes, M. K.; Schoer, J. K.; Ball, J. M. “Membrane Interactions of a Novel Viral Enterotoxin: Rotavirus Nonstructural Glycoprotein NSP4.” Biochemistry 2001, 40(13), 4169-4180.

J. K. Schoer, A. Gallegos, A. L. McIntosh, O. Starodub, J. Billheimer, F. Schroeder “Lysosomal Membrane Cholesterol Dynamics,” Biochemistry 2000, 39(26), 7662.

Gallegos, A. M.; Schoer, J. K.; Starodub, O.; Kier, A. B.; Billheimer, J. T.; Schroeder, F. "A potential role for sterol carrier protein-2 in cholesterol transfer to mitochondria," Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 2000, 105(1), 9-29.

J. K. Schoer; R. M. Crooks “Scanning Probe Lithography. 4. Characterization of Scanning Tunneling Microscope-Induced Patterns in n-Alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers,” Langmuir 1997, 13(8), 2323.

J. K. Schoer; F. P. Zamborini, R. M. Crooks “Scanning Probe Lithography. 3. Nanometer-Scale Electrochemical Patterning of Au and Organic Resists in the Absence of Intentionally Added Electrolyte Solutions,” J. Phys. Chem. 1996, 100(26), 11086.

K. C. Chan; T. Kim; J. K. Schoer; R. M. Crooks “Polymeric Self-Assembled Monolayers. 3. Pattern Transfer by Use of Photolithography, Electrochemical Methods, and an Ultrathin Self-Assembled Diacetylenic Resist,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995, 117, 5875.

J. K. Schoer; C. B. Ross; R. M. Crooks; T. S. Corbitt; M. J. Hampden-Smith “Scanning Probe Lithography. 2. Selective Chemical Vapor Deposition of Copper into Scanning Tunneling Microscopy-Defined Patterns,” Langmuir 1994, 10(3), 615.

T. S. Corbitt; R. M. Crooks; C. B. Ross; M. J. Hampden-Smith; J. K. Schoer “Scanning Probe Surface Modification.” Adv. Mater. 1993, 5(12), 930.

J. K. Schoer; R. S. Houk; R. J. Conzemius; G. L. Schrader “Ion Association by Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry: A Study of V-P-O Catalysts,” J. Am. Soc. Mass Spec. 1990, 1(2), 129.

R. S. Houk; J. K. Schoer; J. S. Crain “Plasma Potential Measurements for Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry with a Center-Tapped Load-Coil,” J. Anal. Atom. Spec. 1987, 2(3), 283.