Ian I. Suni | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

Ian I. Suni

Professor and Director, Materials Technology Center

Ian Suni

My research interests focus on electrochemistry and its applications to biosensors, including the use of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; thin film growth and dissolution for photovoltaic devices, ULSI devices, and corrosion resistance; and nanomaterials, including the use of nanoparticles for electrochemical signal amplification.                          


B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan 

Ph.D. Chemistry, Harvard University



H. Giang, O. Adil and I.I. Suni, “Electrodeposition of Ni-doped MoS2 Thin Films,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 167, 082512 (2020). DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ab8ce0

K. Amar, I.I. Suni and F.H. Chowdhury, “A Quartz Crystal Microbalance Based Study Reveals Living Cell Loading Rate via ανβ3 Integrins,” Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 524, 1051 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2020.01.149

L. Fan and I.I. Suni, “Polysulfide Reduction and Oxidation at MoS2, WS2, and Cu-doped MoS2 Thin Film Electrodes,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 166, A1471 (2019). DOI: 10.1149/2.0631908jes

H. Giang, M. Pali, L. Fan and I.I. Suni, “Impedance Biosensing atop MoS2 Thin Films with Mo-S Bond Formation to Antibody Fragments Created by Disulphide Bond Reduction,” Electroanalysis 31, 957 (2019). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.201800845

M. Pali and I.I. Suni, “Impedance Detection of 3-Phenoxybenzoic Acid Comparing Whole Antibodies and Antibody Fragments for Biomolecular Recognition,” Electroanalysis 30, 2899 (2018). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.201800495

M. Pali, C.R.S. Bever, N. Vasylieva, B.D. Hammock and I.I. Suni, “Impedance Detection of 3-Phenoxybenzoic Acid with a Noncompetitive Two-site Phage Anti-immunocomplex Assay,” Electroanalysis 30, 2653 (2018). Cover Art on the November 2018 issue of Electroanalysis. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.201800457

P.M. Ranjith, M.T. Rao, S. Sapra, I.I. Suni and S. Ramanathan, “On the Anodic Dissolution of Tantalum and Niobium in Hydrofluoric Acid,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 165, C258 (2018). DOI: 10.1149/2.0691805jes

H. Giang, J. Zhang, Z.Y. Zhu, I.I. Suni and Y. Liang, “Single-Chamber Microbial Electrochemical Cell for CH4 Production from CO2 Utilizing a Microbial Consortium,” Int. J. Energy Res. 42, 1308 (2018). DOI: 10.1002/er.3931

L. Fan and I.I. Suni, “Sulfur Electrodeposition from Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) Electrolytes,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 165, D1 (2018). DOI: 10.1149/2.0161802jes

L. Fan and I.I. Suni, “Electrodeposition and Capacitance Measurements of WS2 Thin Films,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 164, D681 (2017). DOI: 10.1149/2.0711712jes

B.D. Falola, L. Fan, T. Wiltowski and I.I. Suni, “Electrodeposition of Cu-doped MoS2 for Charge Storage in Electrochemical Supercapacitors,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 164, D674 (2017). DOI: 10.1149/2.0421712jes

M. Pali, J.E. Garvey, B.C. Small and I.I. Suni, “Impedance Detection of Fish Hormones by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Quartz Crystal Microbalance,” Sens. Biosens. Res. 13, 1 (2017). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2017.01.001

B.D. Falola, T. Wiltowski and I.I. Suni, “Electrodeposition of MoS2 for Charge Storage within Electrochemical Supercapacitors,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 163, D568 (2016). DOI: 10.1149/2.0011610jes

R. Radhakrishnan, M. Pali, H.J. Lee, T.R. Lee and I.I. Suni, “Impedance Biosensor Incorporating a Carboxylate-terminated Bidentate Thiol for Antibody Immobilization,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 163, B125 (2016). DOI: 10.1149/2.0301605jes

R. Radhakrishnan and I.I. Suni, “Antibody Regeneration on Degenerate Si Electrodes for Calibration and Reuse of Impedance Biosensors,” Sens. Biosens. Res. 7, 20 (2016). DOI:10.1016/j.sbsr.2015.11.008

B.D. Falola, R. Radhakrishnan and I.I. Suni, “Impedance Biosensor Utilizing a Si Substrate Deposited by Wet Methods,” ECS Electrochem. Lett. 4, B4 (2015). DOI: 10.1149/2.0081507eel

B.D. Falola and I.I. Suni, “Low Temperature Electrochemical Deposition of Highly Active Elements,” Curr. Opin. Solid State Mater. Sci. 19, 77 (2015). Invited Review Article
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cossms.2014.11.006

Y. Al-Issa, J. Njagi, S.C. Schuckers and I.I. Suni, “Amperometric Bioelectronic Tongue for Glucose Determination,” Sens. Biosens. Res. 3, 31 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.sbsr.2014.10.015

J.J.M. Jebaraj, D.J. Morrison and I. I. Suni, “Hydrogen diffusion in Alloys 686 (UNS N06686) and 59 (UNS N06059),” Corrosion 71, 376 (2015). DOI: 10.5006/1410