Professional Bio

  • University of Denver, Denver, CO (2007 – 2012) -  Ph.D. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (2002 – 2006) - B.S. General Chemistry

Research & Scholarship

Post Doctoral Research Associate (06/2012 – Present) - University of Denver, Denver, CO

• Assisting in the development of a field portable carbon soil analyzer

• Applying partial least squares multivariate calibration curve method on 100 agricultural soils samples collected throughout North America

Graduate Research Assistant (06/2008 – 06/2012) - University of Denver, Denver, CO

• Developed a hydrodynamic method for determining dispersed aqueous nanoparticle binding constants with small organic molecules

• Assisted in the development of a portable carbon soil analyzer

• Built and validated multivariate

Publications

Schmidt, M. S., Sorauf, K. J., Miller, K. E., Sonnenfroh, D., Wainner, R., and Bauer, A. J. R. “Spark-induced breakdown spectroscopy and multivariate analysis applied to the measurement of total carbon in soil” (2012) Applied optics 51, B176-182

Sorauf, K. J., Connors, D.E., Wells, T. E., Miller, K. E., "A hydrodynamic method for the measurement of Laponite-RD solute binding" (2012) Journal of Applied Clay Science (In Review)

Sorauf, K. J., Wells, T.E., Miller, K. E., “Laponite-RD as an Excited State Proton Donor to Quinine” In preparation for publication

Sorauf, K. J., Miller, K. E., “Thin Layer Chromatogra”

Publications

Sorauf, K. J., “Distribution Coefficient of Nitrogen Heterocycles on Nanoparticles in Aqueous Systems Using Multivariate Curve Resolution” Materials Challenges for Next-Generation Water Treatment NIST October 27-28th 2011 Boulder, CO

Sorauf, K. J., Miller, K. E., and Wells, T. A. “Distribution coefficient of nitrogen heterocycles on clay mineral colloids using multivariate curve resolution” (2011) Abstract Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 242 Denver, CO

Sorauf, K. J., Connors, D.E., Wells, T. E., Miller, K. E., “Distribution Coefficient of Pharmaceuticals on Clay Mineral Nanoparticle Using Multivariate Curve Resolution” 6th Annual Eigenvector University May 15-20 2011 Seattle, WA *First place for best poster*

Sorauf, K. J., Connors, D.E., Wells, T. E., Miller, K. E., “Characterization of Nanoparticles and Nitrogen Heterocycles by Hydrodynamic Chromatography 23rd” Annual Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry April 16th 2010 Denver, CO

Sorauf, K. J., Connors, D.E., Wells, T. E., Miller, K. E., “Characterization of Nanoparticles and Colloids by Hydrodynamic Chromatograph” 51st Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry July 19-23 2009 Snowmass, CO

Sorauf, K. J., Connors, D.E., Miller, K. E., “Apparatus for Determining Distribution Coefficients of Nitrogen Heterocycles on Nanoparticles and Colloids” 17th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties June 21-26 2009 Boulder, CO

Sorauf, K. J., “Apparatus for Determining Distribution Coefficients of Nitrogen Heterocycles on Nanoparticles” Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center First Graduate Symposium May 26th, 2009 Denver, CO

Awards & Recognition

Eigenvector University 2011 (Chemometrics Conference) (05/2011) - Seattle, WA

• First place for best poster