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Bob Brown

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Analytical Chemistry

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1983
BS, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, 1978

Research Interests

Study of fundamental and applied aspects of mass spectrometry (particularly TOF-MS) of large molecules. Application of mass spectrometry to various chemical problems, with particular emphasis on biochemically relevant systems. Development of laser based ionization methods for mass spectrometry and their application to non-volatile sample characterization. Study of the fundamental processes involved in the matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) process. Synthesis of new MALDI matrix materials. Development of new instrumental designs for TOF-MS. Study of ion detection processes of large m/z ions. Polymer and biopolymer structural characterization utilizing mass spectrometry. Study of aerosols formation and fate using mass spectrometry. Development of laser assisted DART ionization.

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

            Academic Journal

          • Durrant, E.E, Brown, R.S, (2009). Wavelength Dependence on the Level of Post-source Metastable Ion Decay Observed in Infrared Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption Ionization. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 287, 119-127.
          • D'Souza, V., Brown, R.S, Bennett, B., Holz, R.C, (2006). Characterization of the Active Site and Insight into the Binding Mode of the Anti-angiogenesis Agent Fumagillin to the Manganese(II) - loaded Methionyl Aminopeptidase from Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. , 10:1, 41-50.

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          Publications - Literary Journal

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            Publications - MultiMedia

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              Publications - Technical Reports

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                Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                  Publications - Other

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                    Scheduled Teaching

                    CHEM 5640 - Instrumental Analysis, Spring 2017

                    CHEM 5650 - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory, Spring 2017

                    CHEM 3000 - Quantitative Analysis, Fall 2016

                    CHEM 3005 - Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory, Fall 2016

                    CHEM 3005 - Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory, Fall 2016

                    CHEM 5640 - Instrumental Analysis, Spring 2016

                    CHEM 5650 - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory, Spring 2016

                    CHEM 4990 - Undergraduate Seminar, Spring 2016

                    CHEM 1215 - Chemical Principles Laboratory I, Fall 2015

                    CHEM 1215 - Chemical Principles Laboratory I, Fall 2015

                    CHEM 1225 - Chemical Principles Laboratory II, Fall 2015

                    CHEM 1210 - Principles of Chemistry I, Fall 2015

                    CHEM 3005 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory, Fall 2015

                    CHEM 3005 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory, Fall 2015

                    CHEM 5650 - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory, Spring 2015

                    CHEM 4990 - Undergraduate Seminar, Spring 2015

                    CHEM 7610 - Chemical Separations, Fall 2014

                    CHEM 1210 - Principles of Chemistry I, Fall 2014

                    CHEM 3005 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory, Fall 2014

                    CHEM 3005 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory, Fall 2014

                    CHEM 7600 - Analytical Spectroscopy, Spring 2014

                    CHEM 5640 - Instrumental Analysis, Spring 2014

                    CHEM 5650 - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory, Spring 2014

                    CHEM 1210 - Principles of Chemistry I, Fall 2013

                    CHEM 3005 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory, Fall 2013

                    CHEM 3005 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory, Fall 2013

                    CHEM 5640 - Instrumental Analysis, Spring 2013

                    CHEM 5650 - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory, Spring 2013

                    CHEM 3000 - Quantitative Analysis, Fall 2012

                    CHEM 4800 - Research Problems, Fall 2012

                    CHEM 5640 - Instrumental Analysis, Spring 2012

                    CHEM 5650 - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory, Spring 2012

                    CHEM 3000 - Quantitative Analysis, Fall 2011

                    CHEM 5650 - INSTRUMENT ANALY LAB, Spring 2011

                    CHEM 5640 - INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS, Spring 2011

                    CHEM 3000 - Quantitative Analysis, Fall 2010

                    CHEM 4800 - Research Problems, Fall 2010


                    Graduate Students Mentored

                    Derek Price, Chemistry & BiochemistryJune 2010
                    Hanh Dinh, Chemistry & BiochemistryJune 2010
                    Craig LaPerriere, Chemistry & Biochemistry, September 2000 2003
                    Edward Durrant, Chemistry & BiochemistryJune 2001
                    Duane Reiber, Chemistry & BiochemistryJune 1999
                    Jinhua Feng, Chemistry & BiochemistryJune 1999