Professor Joseph Caruso
Advisory Board member
holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. After a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas-Austin, he joined the UC faculty and since then, he has authored or co-authored about 360 scientific publications and presented over 300 invited lectures at universities and at scientific meetings. He has more than 7,000 citations to research papers and review articles since 1980. Caruso is a member of the American Chemical Society, Society for Applied Spectroscopy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and former editorial board chair of JAAS.
His research interests have long involved atomic mass spectrometry, which led to elemental speciation studies and ultimately metallomics research. Current interests involve using atomic and molecular mass spectrometry to better understand cell toxicity from the molecular point of view contemporaneously with major cell events. His research on metals, non-metals and their differing forms has implications for chemical warfare agent detection, environmental remediation, and health care.
He has been honored by Eastern Michigan University with its 1990 Distinguished Alumni Award, by the American Chemical Society with the 1992 Cincinnati Chemist of the Year Award, the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Society with the 1994 Anachem Award, and with the 2000 Spectrochemical Analysis Award given by the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society. Recently he received the University of Cincinnati - Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award and the UC 2007 Rieveschl Excellence in Research Award.