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Kamlesh (Ken) Patel

Ken Patel

Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Microfluidics Department


Ken graduated from Truman State University (Formerly Northeast Missouri State University) in Kirksville, Missouri with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology in 1996.

He completed his doctoral work in Analytical Chemistry under the direction of James W. Jorgenson at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August 2001.

His thesis is titled "Continued Studies in Ultra-High Pressure Liquid Chromatography".

Current Interests

Kamlesh’s current research interests include high performance electrokinetic pumps and integration into microscale devices for high pressure liquid chromatography. Current and recent projects include a CRADA project with WATERS corporation to develop a fully integrated micro-HPLC system.

Recent Publications/Presentations


G.C. Chirica, K.D. Patel, and B.C. Crocker,
“Electrokinetic Pump Fabrication and Characterization.”
Sandia Report, SAND2002-8426, Sept 2002.


K.D. Patel, A.D Jerkovich, J.C. Link,
“In-depth Characterization of Slurry Packed Capillary Columns with 1.0-_m Nonporous Particles Using Reversed Phase Isocratic Ultra-High Pressure Liquid Chromatography”
submitted to Anal. Chem. Dec 2002.


J.E. MacNair, K.D. Patel, and J.W. Jorgenson,
“Ultra High Pressure Reversed-Phase Capillary Liquid Chromatography: Isocratic and Gradient Elution Using Columns packed with 1.0 mm Particles”
Anal. Chem. 1999, 700-708.


Selected other work


K.R. Fountain and K.D. Patel,
“Evidence That the a-Effects in Methyl Transfers from Aryldimethylsulfonium Salts Correlate with Single-Electron-Transfer Characteristics”
Journal of Organic Chemistry 62, 4795-4797 (1997).


K.R. Fountain, T.W. Dunkin, and K.D. Patel,
“Reactivity of Substituted Phenyldimethylsulfonium Ions with Common Nucleophiles. A Test for pKlgM for Phenyldimethylsulfonium Salts and a Comparison with Methyl Arenesulfonates”
Journal of Organic Chemistry 62, 3711-3714 (1997).


K.R. Fountain, T.W. Dunkin, and K.D. Patel,
“a-Effect with Substituted N--Methylbenzohydroxamates and Substituted Phenyldimethylsulfonium Salts: Toward Understanding of an Intrinsic a-Effect”
Journal of Organic Chemistry 62, 2738-2741 (1997).


K.R. Fountain, K.D. Patel, T.W. Dunkin, J.A. Powers, and D.A. Van Galen,
“Correlations of pKlgMe with Reduction Potentials”
Journal of Organic Chemistry 62, 853-856 (1997).



For further information contact: Kamlesh Patel