Graduate Student (MS)

Contact Information:
Scott Campus (Omaha)



About Me:

Academic Degrees 

  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and Classical Languages, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, U.S.A., 2022 

Employment History 

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, GRA, 06/2023-Present 

  • Nebraska Water Sciences Laboratory, Lab Technician, 05/2022-06/2023 

  • Nebraska Water Sciences Laboratory, Intern, 05/2021-05/2022 

Area of Research and Professional Interest 

  • Occurrence of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in wastewater 

  • Detection of emerging water contaminants 

  • Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry method development  

Research Experience  

  • Theoretical Studies of Solute-Binding Agent Interactiosn in Ultrafast Affinity Extraction, Dr. David Hage, (08/2022-05/2023) 

  • Synthesis of magnetosomes, Dr. Stephen Morin, (05/2019-02/2020) 

Teaching Experience  

  • TA for NRES 439 Environmental Laboratory Instrumentation and Methods (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023) 

Publications and Presentations 

  • Iftekhar, S., Rauhauser, M., Hage, B. D., & Hage, D. S. (2023). Determination of binding constants by ultrafast affinity extraction: Theoretical and experimental studies of optimum conditions for analysis. Journal of Chromatography A, 1707, 464307. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2023.464307 

  • Iftekhar, S., Poddar, S., Rauhauser, M., Snow, D. D., & Hage, D. S. (2023). Preparation of entrapment-based microcolumns for analysis of drug-humic acid interactions by high-performance affinity chromatography. Analytica Chimica Acta, 1239, 340629. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2022.340629 

  • Stoller, M. A., Gromowsky, M., Rauhauser, M., Judah, M., Konda, A., Jurich, C. P., et al. (2020). Crystallization at droplet interfaces for the fabrication of geometrically programmed synthetic magnetosomes. Soft Matter, 16(25), 5819-5826. doi:10.1039/d0sm00410c 


  • Undergraduate Representative, UNL Chemistry Curriculum Steering Committee, (08/2021-05/2022) 

Honors and Awards 

  • Regents Scholar (2018-2022) 

  • University of Nebraska Honors Program (2018-2022) 

  • Dean's List (2019-2022)