We are analytical chemistry research lab at the University at Albany, located in Albany, NY. We specialize in Raman spectroscopy and advanced chemometrics and use our approach to solve current problems in biochemistry, medicine, and forensics.

To learn more about our current work visit the Research Projects page. Our previously published work can be found on the Publications page.
  •   Dr. Igor Lednev and Dr. Earl Zimmerman had their research on a novel Alzheimer's disease diagnosing tool highlighted in the Friday August 14, 2015 issue of the Albany Times Union. The article was titled "Albany Researchs' Laser Test Holds Promise for Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnosis.".  Click here to view an online version of the article

  •  Tatiana Quinones-Ruiz, Jeremy Manheim and Igor Lednev presented for the SUNY Research Foundation Board of Directors on February 26, 2015. Click here to view the webcast

  •  At the beginning of 2015 our forensic group published a critical review in Analytical Chemistry titled Vibrational Spectroscopy: Recent Developments to Revolutionize Forensic Science, and was chosen as the cover article for the issue.
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  • Biophysical Journal article about AFM and TERS chosen to be featured on the cover of the January 2014 issue

  • The Journal of Biophotonics chose a recent article about differentiating human blood to be featured on the cover of the January 2014 issue.

  • Congratulations to Drs. Justin Bueno, Aliaksandra Sikirzhytskaya, and Greg McLaughlin, who defended their theses in Fall 2013!

  • Times Union article "UAlbany Researcher on Cutting Edge"
  • Times Union article reports on collaboration with Albany Medical Center on Raman spectroscopic diagnostics of Alzheimer's disease
  • Dr. Dmitry Kurouski has received the Distinguished Dissertation award for the 2012-2013 academic year. He begins his postdoctoral work in Van Duyne laboratory at Northwestern University in May 2013. Professor Richard Van Duyne is a member of National Academy and the discoverer of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Congratulations, Dmitry!

  • Dr. Igor K Lednev, Professor

         Department of Chemistry
         LS 1107
         University at Albany
         1400 Washington Ave
         Albany, NY 12222
         Phone: 518-591-8863
         Fax: 518-442-3462

         email: ilednev@albany.edu