Courses taught in Chemistry:
Periodically I also taught a few lectures in the SHSU Texas Crossroads series under the aegis of Dr. Gene Young. This was an effort to provide a survey of atmospheric chemistry to, well, surprised English majors forecasting on what Texas's future will be (polluted and hotter).
My scientific research was supported by Cottrell College Science Awards (Research Corporation), Hoffmann-La Roche Research Foundation, the University of Zürich, Switzerland, Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Chile), the Texas Research Institute in Environmental Studies, and SHSU's Faculty Research Enhancement Fund. My publications have been included in national and international scientific journals. I also published a book entitled Qualitative and Instrumental Analysis of Environmentally Significant Elements, book chapters for the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and co-authored a laboratory manual for non-major chemistry students for John Wiley and Sons.
International research projects with extended visits abroad included invited lecturing and collaboration at the University of Zürich, Switzerland and a collaborative project at the University of Santiago, Chile in collaboration with Dr. Claudio Vásquez at University of Santiago and Dr. Juan Pérez-Donoso at the University Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile.
In 2010-2011, Dr. Mehdi Hashemi from Bu-Ali Sina University in Hamedan, Iran, undertook a 10-month sabbatical in my laboratory collaborating on work with solid phase microextraction and metalloid analyses.
In spring 2013, in collaboration with Dr. Pérez-Donoso, I traveled to Antarctica to sample soil, sediment, and water for microbes able to produce nanoparticles, reduce and methylate metalloids, and degrade hydrocarbons in the environment.