Dr. Amanda Eckermann

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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Dr. Amanda Eckermann came to Hope College as assistant professor of chemistry in 2013 by way of Northwestern University, where she had been since 2003, first as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a research professor. In addition to mentoring students in independent laboratory research, Dr. Eckermann has experience teaching the following classes:

  • General Chemistry I (including General Chemistry I Laboratory)
  • General Chemistry II 
  • Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Inorganic Chemistry (including Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory) 

Check out Dr. Eckermann's research group 

Areas of Expertise

  • Inorganic synthesis
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electron transfer
  • Nanoparticles


  • Ph.D., chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • B.S., chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1997


  • Jacob E. Nyenhuis Faculty Development Grant, principle investigator, “Targeted antiproliferative ruthenium complexes,” $10,800 (2016–2017)
  • NASA Michigan Space Grant,principle investigator, “Doped Hydroxapatite Nanoparticles for Osteoporosis Treatment and Imaging” $10,000 (2016–2017)
  • Continuum Scholars (2015–2016)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2006–2007)

Selected Publications

  • “Chemical strategies for the development of multimodal imaging probes using nanoparticles,” with Daniel J. Mastarone and Thomas J. Meade, edited by Nicholas Long and Wing-Tak Wong, Chemistry of Molecular Imaging, 2015
  • “Nanodiscs as a Modular Platform for Multimodal MR-Optical Imaging,” with Christine E. Carney Ivan L. Lenov, Catherine J. Baker, Keith W. MacRenaris, Stephen G. Sligar and Thomas J. Meade, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 26(5), 2015
  • “Modulation of Amyloid-β Aggregation by Histidine-Coordinating Cobalt(III) Schiff Base Complexes,” with M.C. Heffern, P.T. Velasco, Lauren M. Matosziuk, Joseph L. Coomes, Constantine Karras, Mark A. Ratner, William L. Klein and Thomas J. Meade, ChemBioChem, 15(11), 2014
  • “Axial Ligand Exchange of N-heterocyclic cobalt(III) Schiff base complexes,” with L.M. Manus, R.J. Holbrook, T.A. Atesin, M.C. Heffern, A.S. Harney and T.J. Meade, Inorganic Chemistry, 52(2), 2013
  • “Cobalt Derivatives as Promising Therapeutic Agents,” with M.C. Heffern, N. Yamamoto, R.J. Holbrook and T.J. Meade, Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 17(2), 2013

Selected Presentations

  • “Synthesis and characterization of hydrophobic [(η6-arene)Ru(L)Cl2 complexes,” with Lyndsy A. Miller, Carmen Chamberlain, Vanessa Drust and Cydney Davenport, Abstracts of Papers, 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18–22, 2018
  • “Glycoconjugates of organometallic ruthenium-arene complexes,” with Lyndsy Miller, Lauren Kennington, Luke Wisniewski and Maria Burnatowska-Hledin, Abstracts of Papers, 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, California, April 2–6, 2017
  • “Mixed-valence triruthenium clusters with hydrophobic ligands,” with Morgan J. Glover and Daniel J. SantaLucia, Abstracts of Papers, 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, California, March 13–17, 2016
  • “Multiplexed Magnetic Resonance Probes for the Tracking of Cells In Vivo,” with D.J. Mastarone, E.K. Kohlmeir, V.S. Harrison, G. Parigi, C. Luchinat and T.J. Meade, Abstracts, 42nd Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 2011
  • “Kinetics of ground-state electron transfer through DNA,” with P. Wang, A.M. Vega, M.R. Wasielewski and T.J. Meade, Abstracts of Papers, 235th ACS National Meeting 2008
  • “Calculation of reorganization energy and electron transfer rate changes upon binding of a ligand receptor pair,” with J.A. Shaw, I.V. Kurnikov, T.J. Meade and M.A. Ratner, Abstracts of Papers, 236th ACS National Meeting, 2008
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Dr. Amanda Eckermann

Phone Number616.395.7328

Schaap Science Center 3122 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3698
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