Joseph Pesek

Dr. Joseph Pesek

Analytical Chemistry

DH 501
(408) 924-4950

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B.S., Chemistry, University of Illinois, 1966
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, UCLA, 1970
Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA, 1970-1971

Courses Taught

Quantitative Analysis
Instrumental Analysis
Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry

Research Interests

Separation methods including high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), LCMS, capillary electrophoresis, capillary electrochromatography and microfluidic chips. Chemical modification of surfaces used in separation methods. Metabolomics and proteomics.

Selected Publications

  • "Separation differences among phenyl hydride, undecanoyl cholesterol, and bidentate C8 stationary phases for stability indicating methods of tetracyclines", J. E. Young, S.E. Yoc, A.K.Azad, M.T. Matyska, J.J. Pesek, J. Liq. Chromatogr. & Rel. Technol., 36 (2013) 926-942.
  • “LC-MS-Compatible separation of polar compounds using silica hydride columns”, J.E. Young, H.N. Nguyen, M.T. Matyska, J.J. Pesek, LCGC North America, 31(2013) 144-157.
  • “Simulation of the chromatographic process in HPLC employing HR/MAS NMR spectroscopy – comparison of the surface accessibility of two C18 stationary phases”, H. Yeman, T. Nicholson, J. Pesek, M. Matyska, K. Albert, J. Sep. Sci., 36 (2013) 173-181.
  • “Aqueous normal phase chromatography using silica hydride-based stationary phases”, J.J. Pesek, M.T. Matyska, R.I. Boysen, Y. Yang, M.T.W. Hearn, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 42 (2013) 64-73.   
  • “The influence of the organic modifier in hydro-organic mobile phase on separation selectivity of steroid hormones separation using cholesterol-bonded stationary phases”, S. Bocian, J. Soukup, M.T. Matyska, J.J. Pesek, P. Jandera, B. Buszewski, J. Chromatogr. A, 1245 (2012) 90-97.
  • “Silica hydride-based chromatography of LC-MS response altering compounds native to human plasma”, R. MacNeill, R. Stromeyer, B. Urbanowicz, V. Acharya, M. Moussaille, J.J. Pesek, Bioanalysis, 4 (2012) 2877-2886.