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Sievers, Robert E Professor


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research overview

  • Prof. Sievers, his students, and collaborators have patented, developed, and commercialized the Bubble Dryer®, turn-key equipment which allows the rapid low temperature drying of vaccines. Other research on sublingual delivery of vaccines and pharmaceuticals has led to the publication by the US Patent Office of new claims for US Pat App 20130202655 and 20160228385 in 2016. Sievers has collaborated with medical professionals to develop new methods for delivery of aerosol particles useful in direct and painless administration of therapueutic drugs and vaccines against measles, Influenza, infections, stress, pain, and asthma. Two of the fourteen 'Grand Challenges' identified by the Gates Foundation as critical to world health have been addressed. In technology transfer, Sievers Instruments, Inc. and successor companies, Ionics-Sievers and GE Analytical, have manufactured 30,000 detectors and analyzers for 10,000 users for applications in trace analysis from 1984 to present.


  • purification and separation chemistry, graphene, sublingual pharmaceutical delivery, aerosol vaccine delivery, dry powder measles vaccine, pulmonary drug delivery, stabilization and delivery, synthesis of 1-µm diameter pharmaceutical particles, environmental chemistry, trace analysis of air and water, gas and liquid chromatography, aerosols, supercritical fluid technology, spray bubble drying, sublingual drug delivery, inhalable antibiotics, inhalable nutraceuticals


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courses taught

  • CHEM 6101 - Seminar: Analytical Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Student, faculty, and guest presentations and discussions of current research in analytical chemistry. Required of all analytical chemistry graduate students. Credit deferred until presentation of satisfactory seminar.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.


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