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Kevin A. Schug, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
College of Science
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) www.uta.edu/auras
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 2007-2009: Golden Algae Toxins
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.