Steven Kregel

Assistant Instrumentation Innovator-Research

hailing from

Fox River Grove, Illinois

Education

B.S. Chemistry from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D. Chemistry from The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Advisor: Etienne Garand

Thesis: Construction of an Anion Photoelectron Spectrometer for Investigating Singlet Fission in Molecular Clusters

Background

After spending much of my Ph.D. working on the development of new ion sources to produce cold anionic molecular clusters I was contacted by Prof. Coon to work on some projects relating to the development of reagent ion sources for NETD applications.  The reagent ions used in ETD and its permutations are very similar to the ions I produced during graduate school, and my experience with these ion sources was something Prof. Coon was eager to have in his research group.

“My current work involves both characterizing and improving existing commercial ETD reagent ion sources.”

What is my role in the Coon Lab?

My current work involves both characterizing and improving existing commercial ETD reagent ion sources.  I am in the process of building an instrument to measure the electron energy distribution produced by the commercial ETD reagent ion source to better understand how it functions, and to rationally modify and improve its functionality.  I’m also working fiber optically coupling a CO2 laser to the Orbitrap Fusion Lumos to help enable AI-ETD commercialization.

Earn your Ph.D. with us

The Coon Group is always on the lookout for new members.  Professor Coon accepts students from several UW-Madison doctoral programs including Chemistry, the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB), and Cellular & Molecular Pathology.