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Kevin A. Schug, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

College of Science


Academic Background

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Virginia Tech, 2002

B.S. in Chemistry, College of William & Mary, 1998

Areas of Sustainability/Environmental Expertise

Separation science and mass spectrometric analysis: Qualitative and quantitative analysis of components in complex mixtures. We are currently investigating the leaching of endocrine disruptor compounds from various sources as environmental contaminants, as well the levels of hormones in biological fluids. We also have projects aimed to study the environmental fate and biological uptake of metals and we are also investigating the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing processes on the quality of private well water.

Summary of Current and Ongoing Research

High throughput methods for drug discovery; Quantitative and qualitative speciation of complex mixtures; Noncovalent interactions by mass spectrometry

Publications and Research

As of February 2013, I have 64 papers published or in press related to various analytical chemistry research. A full listing can be found at the faculty research page linked above.

Awards and Grants

American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator in Separation Science Award, 2013

Eli Lilly and Company Young Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry, 2009

NSF CAREER Award, 2009-2014: Noncovalent Interactions by Mass Spectrometry

NSF, 2007-2010: Metals in Environmental and Biological Systems

NSF STEP Award (Education), 2009-2014: Arlington Undergraduate Research-based Achievement inSTEM (AURAS)

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 2007-2009: Golden Algae Toxins

On Sustainability...

We have the responsibility to preserve and protect our planet, and its resources, for future generations. This will only happen if everyone makes a conscience effort to address problem areas.  Analytical chemistry is one of the most versatile ways to learn more about the qualitative and quantitative nature of chemical compounds in environmental systems.