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College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Chemistry

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Current Dr. McGowin Research Members

Former Dr. McGowin Research Members


audrey mcgowin, ph.d - Former research group


Tim TomaschukTim Tomaschuk

Madhavi ManthaMadhavi Mantha

 

2008 M.S. Analytical/Environmental Chemistry

Thesis: "Polystyrene as a Medium in Reverse-Phase Separation Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons."

 

 

 


Gail DeanGail Dean

 

2006 M.S. Analytical/Environmental Chemistry


Thesis:"Green Chemistry Innovations and their Application to PAH Analysis of Environmental Solids." Abstract

 

Current Location: Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus, OH.

 

 



Pragathi KadiriPragathi Kadiri

 

2006 M.S. Analytical/Environmental Chemistry


Thesis: "Development of Green Analytical Methods for the Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons inWater, Sediment or Soil, and Air."

 

Current Location: Exxon-Mobil, Houston, TX

 

 



Yumi KamomaeYumi Kamomae

 

2003 M.S. Analytical/Environmental Chemistry


Thesis: "Solid Phase Microextraction method development for chlorinated volatile organic compounds in a constructed wetland."

 

Current Location: Mitsui Chemicals America.


Christopher KlingshirnChristopher Klingshirn

 

2003 M.S. Analytical/Environmental Chemistry


Thesis: "The Electrochemical Behavior of Aviation Fuels
in ionic Liquids."

 

 

 

 


Francisca MasawiFrancisca Masawi

 

2003 M.S. Analytical/Environmental Chemistry


Thesis: "Determination of the Concentrations of Polycyclic Aromatic
Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Contaminated Sediments Using the Solid
Phase MicroExtraction (SPME) Technique."

 

Current Location: Research and Development, Senior Researcher at P&G, Cincinnati, OH

 


Belinda McKinneyBelinda McKinney

 

2003 M.S. Analytical/Environmental Chemistry

Thesis: "Accelerated Weathering Study of a Polyurethane
Coating and Surface Chemistry Examination."

 

 


 

 


Other Formers members, photos unavailable

 Laurene Jackson, 2000 M.S. Chemistry,  Thesis: “Reactions of 3-Phenylsydnone with Diethyl Acetylene Dicarboxylate and with Acetic Anhydride in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide,”. 
Current location: Prospect Associates, Silver Spring, MD.   

Anne Kabukwor Obubuafo, 2000 M.S. Chemistry, “Subcritical Water Extraction and Analysis of Pesticides in Compost,”.  Anne received a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at Louisiana State University, 2008. 

Kafui Kwami Adom, 2000 M.S. Chemistry, “Screening Method for Analyzing Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Compost,”  Kafui received a Ph.D. in Food Science at Cornell University.
Current location: General Mills. 

Harriet Totoe, 1999 M.S. Chemistry, "Reaction of 3-Phenylsydnone with Methyl Propiolate in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide,". Harriet is now at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and obtained her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in Summer 2004. 
Current location: Teaching at BayPath College.  

John M. C. Danku, 1998 M.S. Chemistry, "Effects of Matrix Modification by Salt Addition on Supercritical Fluid Extraction and In Situ Derivatization and Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Phenol from Yard Waste Compost," John obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

David B. Shepherd, 1998 M.S. Chemistry, "Describing Sorption Mass Transfer by Diffusion Into a Composite Particle," co-directed with USAF Major Edward Heyse, Ph.D.,  P.E., Assistant Professor, Engineering and Environmental Management, Air Force Institute of Technology. 
Current location: Eurand in Vandalia, OH. 

Michelle Ringer, 1997 M.S. Chemistry", A Composting Respirometer For Evaluation Of The Fate Of Chlorpyrifos In Yard Waste Compost".

Rexiat Maimait, 1997 M.S. Chemistry, "In-Situ Derivatization And Supercritical Fluid Extraction Of Trichloro-2-Pyridinol From Yard Waste Compost,". Rex obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Florida.

Daniel Joseph Mika, 1997 M.S. Chemistry" Sorption and Desorption Kinetic Modeling of Anthracene using Paraffin as a Soil Organic Matter Surrogate," co-directed with USAF Major Edward Heyse, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor, Engineering and Environmental Management, Air Force Institute of Technology.

Stephen Bakwanamoh Bakiamoh, 1996 M.S. Chemistry, "Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Chlorpyrifos and Trichloro-2-Pyridinol from Yard WasteCompost". Stephen obtained his Ph.D. at Michigan State University. 

 

 

 

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