Philippe "Phil" Buhlmann

Professor Philippe Buhlmann

Philippe "Phil" Buhlmann

Professor, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, 3M Alumni Professor, Department of Chemistry


Smith Hall
Room 325
207 Pleasant Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


B.S. ETH Zurich, (Wilhelm Simon)

Ph.D. ETH Zurich, 1993 (Wilhelm Simon)

Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, University of Tokyo 1993-1994 (Yoshio Umezawa )

Research Interests

Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry: electrochemical sensors and microscopy

Environmental & Green Chemistry: ion selective electrodes

Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry: sensors

Chemical Physics: chemical sensing and imaging

Our group is interested in the use of molecular recognition for chemical sensing. On one hand, we develop chemical sensors for clinical and environmental applications. Our research focuses on new receptors that bind analytes of interest with high selectivity, novel strategies to obtain very low detection limits, and perfluoropolymers that permit long-term monitoring and eventually the implantation into the human body. On the other hand, we chemically modify metal and carbon nanotube tips, and use them in scanning tunneling microscopy for chemically selective imaging with molecular resolution.

Mailing Address

Philippe Buhlmann
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
C-2, 139 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431