Christopher R. Iceman, Ph.D.


Christopher Iceman (he/him) Associate Professor of Chemistry 219.548.5387 Center for the Sciences 207


Post-Doc – University of Alaska-Fairbanks (2012)
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry – University of Utah (2008)
B.S. – University of Utah (2000)

Research Interests

Professor Iceman’s research is broadly focused on solvated ion chemistry. He finds the fundamentals of solvation to be fascinating and is interested in using solvation as an analytical tool to discover more about our chemical world. As an analytical method, mass spectrometry is a key component to his study of solvated constituents in aqueous systems, gas phase particulates, and condensed matter substrates as well as the interfaces found between them. The merit of this work has implications that range from ecosystem health to toxin identification and remediation. Computational methods using the advantages of high-performance computing compliment this work providing a key feedback between theory and experiment.

Professor Iceman is also passionately involved in the research of teaching pedagogy and how to make the classroom an exciting and fruitful learning environment. He very much enjoys helping students discover their own lifetime of science adventure while promoting campus research and science within the community.


  • Barberie, S.R.; Iceman, C.R.; Cahill, C.F.; Cahill, T.M., “Evaluation of Different Synchrotron Beamline Configurations for X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Environmental Samples” Anal. Chem., (2014) DOI 10.1021/ac5016535
  • Mason, S. E.; Iceman, C. R.; Tanwar, K. S.; Trainor, T. P.; Chaka, A. M., “Pb(II) adsorption on isostructural hydrated alumina and hematite (0001) surfaces: A DFT study” J. Phys. Chem. C, (2009) DOI 10.1021/jp807321e
  • Iceman, C.; Armentrout, P. B., “Collision-induced dissociation and theoretical studies of K+ complexes with ammonia: A test of theory for potassium ions” Int. J. Mass Spectrum., (2003) DOI 10.1016/S1387-3806(02)00954-5


  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry


  • Army Research Laboratory and Army Public Health Command, “Analysis of substrates deployed in the Middle East by measuring deposited aerosol concentration” 2014, PI $43,528
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Technology Advisory Board, “Enhancement of chemistry labs with software tools” 2013, PI $60,260
  • Army Research Laboratory Cooperative Agreement, “Analysis of data from Middle East in-theater aerosol sampling” 2013, Co-I $124,918