Ahmed Hamid
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Assistant Professor

Research Areas: Analytical

Office: 259 Chemistry Building

Phone: (334) 844-5535

Email: amh0218@auburn.edu


Virginia Commonwealth University, Ph.D.
Alexandria University, Egypt, B.Sc.

Professional Employment
Assistant Professor, Auburn University
2019 - Present
Senior Scientist, MOBILion Systems, Inc.
Postdoctoral fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Postdoctoral fellow, Purdue University

Honors and Awards
Excellence in Technology Transfer Award (Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer)
R&D 100 Award (R&D magazine)
Student Innovator recognition (Purdue University)
Five years’ service award (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Philip Morris Award (Altria)

Research and Teaching Interests

Our research group is interested in the developments of novel mass spectrometry instruments, in particular those utilizing ion mobility separations. We use them in several applications in clinical and environmental research areas. Ion mobility mass spectrometry is a growing research area as the need for structural elucidation evidently is increasing rapidly. Our research is focused on rapid identification of infectious diseases by efficient discrimination of causing pathogens. This will eventually reduce the antibiotic resistance and increase recovery rates. Moreover, we are interested in direct detection of pesticides from crops. This will help the community in monitoring the levels of pesticides which will eventually cut the rates of unintentional poisoning. On the long term, we will work towards developing a portable ion mobility analytical device that can be used to diagnose infectious diseases and detect pesticides. Having such a device will enable non-expert users such as nurses and farmers to perform fast screening tests.

Selected Publications

 Selected Publications

(Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=EiRByScAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao)

  1. Olajide, O. E.; Donor, B.; Hamid, A. M.* “Systematic Optimization of Ambient Ionization Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Rapid Separation of Isomers”  J. Am. Soc. Mass Spec. 2022, 33, 1, 160-171. DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00311

  2. Ibrahim, Y. M.; Hamid, A. M.; Deng, L.: Garimella, S. V. B.; Webb, I. K.; Smith, R. D. “New Frontiers for Mass Spectrometry based upon Structures for Lossless Ion Manipulations” Analyst 2017, 142, 1010-1021. DOI: 1039/C7AN00031F

  3. Hamid, A. M.; Ibrahim, Y. M.; Garimella, S. V. B.; Webb, I. K.; Deng, L.; Chen, T-C.; Anderson, G. A.; Prost, S. A.; Norheim, R. V.; Tolmachev, A. V.; Smith, R. D. “Characterization of Traveling Wave Structures Ion Mobility Separations in Lossless Ion Manipulations” Chem. 2015, 87 (22), 11301-11308. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b02481

  4. Hamid, A. M.; Jarmusch, A. K.; Pirro, V.; Pincus, D. H.; Clay, B.; Gervasui, G.; Cooks, R. G. “Rapid Identification of Bacteria by Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry” Chem. 2014, 86(15), 7500–7507. DOI: 10.1021/ac501254b

  5. Soliman, A. R.; Hamid, A. M.; Attah, I.; Momoh, P.; El-Shall, M. S. “Formation of Nitrogen-Containing Polycyclic Cations by Gas Phase and Intracluster Reactions of Acetylene with the Pyridinium and Pyrimidinium Ions” Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 135, 155-166. DOI:10.1021/ja3068116


Selected Patents

  1. Anderson, G. A.; Hamid, A. M. “Coupling of ion mobility spectrometer with mass spectrometer” 2018 (Patent Application # US 62/671,126)                        
  2. Garimella, S. V. B.; Hamid, A. M.; Ibrahim, Y. M.; Smith, R. D. “Method and apparatus for ion mobility separations utilizing alternating current waveforms” 2016 (Patent Application # US 15/774,837)
  3. Cooks, R. G.; Hamid, A. M.; Jarmusch, A. K.; Ouyang, Z. “Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Microorganisms in Samples” 2014 (Patent # US 8, 704, 167 B2)
  4. Cooks, R. G.; Hamid, A. M.; Jarmusch, A. K.; Ouyang, Z. “Ion generation using wetted porous material” 2013 (Patent # US 8,710, 437 B2)
  5. Cooks, R. G.; Kerian, K. S.; Jarmusch, A. K.; Hamid, A. M.; Eberlin, L. S. “Analyzing a metabolite level in a tissue sample using DESI" 2013 (Patent # US 9,546,979 B2)                                                                                                                                    

Last updated: 01/12/2022