Stoll is an assistant professor of analytical chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter, Minnesota), where he has taught since 2008. In addition to teaching quantitative and instrumental analysis, Stoll directs a vibrant research program primarily involving graduate students. His active research projects include the development of rapid multidimensional liquid chromatography for targeted analysis in complex matrices, optimization of isocratic and gradient elution high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and the characterization and role of selectivity in reversed-phase HPLC.
He did his undergraduate work at Minnesota State University (Mankato, Minnesota), receiving B.S. degrees in plant biology and biochemistry in 1999. Upon graduation, he took a job in industry as a research technician with ZirChrom Separations, Inc. (Anoka, Minnesota) where he became interested in the role of separation science in the development of new analytical methodologies for use in other disciplines such as biology.
In 2001, Stoll enrolled in the graduate chemistry program at the University of Minnesota, studying with Professor Peter Carr, and working on the development of fast, comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatography, using the principles of high temperature and ultra-fast gradient elution liquid chromatography to improve the overall speed of two-dimensional separations.
Before receiving his PhD in analytical chemistry in 2007, Stoll took a nine-month break from graduate studies to teach as an adjunct faculty member at St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota), where he taught analytical and general chemistry. After graduating, he spent nine months working with Dr. Christine Wendt in the Lung Health Center at the University of Minnesota, where he began analyzing the low molecular weight constituents of human lung lavage fluid using liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry.
Stoll is the author or co-author of 28 peer-reviewed publications in separation science. He has authored or co-authored more than 75 presentations at local, national, and international meetings. In 2009, he was the winner of the John B Phillips Award for contributions to multidimensional gas chromatography, and in 2011, he was the recipient of LCGC’s Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award.