Current News and Events:

The Hanley group has demonstrated <2 micron lateral resolution in MS imaging! See:

"High lateral resolution vs. molecular preservation in near-IR fs-laser desorption postionization mass spectrometry" Y. Cui, I.V. Veryovkin, M.W. Majeski, D.R. Cavazos, and L. Hanley, Anal. Chem. 87 (2015) 367-371.

More Recent Publications:

"Solid Sampling with a Diode Laser for Portable Ambient Mass Spectrometry" Y.P. Yung, R. Wickramasinghe, A. Vaikkinen, T.J. Kauppila, I.V. Veryovkin, and L. Hanley, Anal. Chem. 89 (2017) 7297-7301.

"ChiMS: Open-Source Instrument Control Software Platform on LabVIEW for Imaging/Depth Profiling Mass Spectrometers", Y.Cui and L. Hanley, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 86 (2015) 065106.

"Laser Desorption Postionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Biological Targets", A. Akhmetov, C. Bhardwaj, and L. Hanley in Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Small Molecules, Springer Science+Business Media (New York), ed. Lin He, Meth. Molec. Biol. 1203 (2015) 185-194.

“Ion sources for mass spectrometric identification and imaging of molecular species”, C. Bhardwaj and L. Hanley, Nat. Prod. Rep. 31 (2014) 756-767.


Luke Hanley's Research Group:

Modification & Analysis of Molecular Surfaces

Luke Hanley, Professor of Chemistry

Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering

Department of Chemistry

University of Illinois at Chicago (

845 W. Taylor St. (SW corner Taylor & Halsted)

Chicago, IL 60607-7061

Luke Hanley's Office: 5417-1 SES

Labs & Group Offices: Rooms 5104, 5224, 5418, 4378, & 1312 SES

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