Dr. Karl S. Booksh

Dr. Booksh in his lab.  
  • Professor, Chemistry, University of Delaware
  • Dr. Karl S. Booksh is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Delaware. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Alaska (1990) and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Washington (1994). His honors include a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1997-2001) and a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Award (1996)

    The overarching theme of his research group is the development of in situ chemical sensors for environmental, biomedical, and industrial process monitoring. His research is predicated on the belief that it is better to build small chemical sensors capable of reliable measurements in the field or in the process than to collect samples for future laboratory analysis. Booksh is focusing largely on fiber optic surface plasmon resonance, Raman, and fluorescence sensors. Chemometric analysis of collected data and multivariate sensor calibration are also major research directions. He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed articles.
  • Dr. Booksh's NDEW2011 presentation is available here.