School of Criminal Justice
program director, B.S. in Forensic Studies
Ph.D., George Washington University
I completed my Ph.D. in the group led by Prof. Akos Vertes in the Department of Chemistry at the George Washington University, where I focused on the fundamental understanding of the two most successful ionization methods for mass spectrometry (matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization and electrospray ionization). I worked as post-doctoral researcher, then as senior research scientist in the Biological Separations and Mass Spectrometry Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the group led by Dr. Richard Smith. I returned to the George Washington University, where I taught forensic chemistry and performed research in forensic drug analysis in collaboration with Prof. Ira Lurie. I joined the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Baltimore in 2021. I have authored/co-authored more than 50 conference presentations and more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
38. Jordan L Tanen, Ira S Lurie, Ioan Marginean, Gas chromatography with dual cold electron ionization mass spectrometry and vacuum ultraviolet detection for the analysis of phenylethylamine analogues, Forensic Chem. 2020, 21: 100281.
37. Sydney Jones, Edward Sisco, Ioan Marginean, Analysis of Benzodiazepines by Thermal Desorption Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (TD-DART-MS), Anal. Methods 2020, 12: 5433-5411.
36. Carly Ploumen, Ioan Marginean, Ira S. Lurie, The Utility of Silica Hydride Based Stationary Phases for Dual-Mode Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography Separation of Synthetic Cathinone Positional Isomers, J. Sep. Sci. 2020, 43: 3449-3457.
35. Sydney Buchalter, Ioan Marginean, Joshua Yohannan, Ira S. Lurie, Gas Chromatography with Tandem Cold Electron Ionization Mass Spectrometric Detection and Vacuum Ultraviolet Detection for the Comprehensive Analysis of Fentanyl Analogues, J. Chrom. A 2019, 1596: 183-193.
34. Carolyn Angi, Ira S. Lurie, Ioan Marginean, Analysis of Fentanyl Derivatives by Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode Array Ultraviolet and Single Quadrupole Mass Spectrometric Detection, J. Sep. Sci. 2019, 42: 1686-1694.
33. Michael L. Hitchcock, Ioan Marginean, Enantiomeric Identification of Pregabalin by GC‐MS via Methylation and S‐TPC Chiral Derivatization, J. Forensic Sci. 2019, 64: 406-412.
32. Jonathan Duffy, Aaron Urbas, Matthias Niemitz, Katrice Lippa, Ioan Marginean, Differentiation of Fentanyl Analogues by Low-Field NMR Spectroscopy, Anal. Chim. Acta 2019, 1049: 161-169.
31. Matthew Levitas, Emily Andrews, Ira S. Lurie, Ioan Marginean, Discrimination of synthetic cathinones by GC-MS and GC-MS/MS using cold electron ionization, Forensic Sci. Int. 2018, 288: 107-114.
30. Walter F. Rowe, Ioan Marginean, Stephanie Carnes, Ira S. Lurie, The role of diode array ultraviolet detection for the identification of synthetic cathinones, Drug Test. Analysis 2017, 9 (10), 1512−1521.
29. Ioan Marginean, Walter F. Rowe, Ira S. Lurie, The role of ultra high performance liquid chromatography with time of flight detection for the identification of synthetic cannabinoids in seized drugs, Forensic Sci. Int. 2015, 249 (1): 83−91.