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

Publications

Fields, Sherri; Rector, Christopher; Sorauf, Kellen "Quantifying Recycling Precious Metals from Printed Circuit Boards: An Undergraduate Laboratory" Journal of Chemical Education (Submitted)

Kellen J. Sorauf; Amy J. R. Bauer; Andrzej W. Miziolek; Frank C. De Lucia, "Spectral data analysis approaches for improved provenance classification" SPIE 9482, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies VIII, 948212 (3 June 2015) 

Amy J. R. Bauer; Michael P. Farrington; Kellen Sorauf; Andrzej W. Miziolek, "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and spectral analysis of improvised explosive materials" SPIE 9482, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies VIII, 948212 (May 21 2014)  

Sorauf, K. J., Connors, D.E., Wells, T. E., Miller, K. E., "A hydrodynamic method for the measurement of Laponite-RD solute binding" Journal of Applied Clay Science 87, 197-204

Schimdt, 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

Presentations

Sarah Pribil, Angela Vu, Kellen J. Sorauf "Characterizing dissolved organic matter in local lakes and streams through excitation and emission fluorescence spectroscopy and parallel factor analysis" 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting San Francisco, CA April 2 - 6 2017

Angela Vu, Sarah Pribil, Kellen J. Sorauf "Determination of vitamins in multivitamin dietary supplement through HPLC" 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting San Francisco, CA April 2 - 6 2017

Sarah Pribil, Kellen J. Sorauf "Developing an active and engaged Chem Club" 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting San Francisco, CA April 2 - 6 2017

Jolee Expinosa, Kellen J. Sorauf "Hop flavoring in beer through GC-MS and chemometric analysis" 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting San Diego, CA March 13 - 17 2016

Sherri Fields, Christopher Rector, Kellen J. Sorauf "Quantifying and recycling precious metals from printed circuit boards: An undergraduate laboratory: 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting Denver, CO, March 22 - 26, 2015

Bauer, A.J., Farrington, M.P., Sorauf, K. J., M. F., Miziolek, A. W., "Improvised Explosives and Precursor Identification with LIBS" Laser Applications to Chemical Security and Envioronmental Analysis (LACSEA) July 13 - 17, 2014 Seattle, WA

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

• Regis University Chemistry Club American Chemical Society honorable mention 2016 - 2018

• PITTCON Instrumentation grant recipient 2017; American Chemical Society SCI-MIXER poster recognition