Chemistry

Dr. Ed Vitz is currently finishing a NSF grant entitled, "Optimizing a Windows-based computer data aquisition and reduction system for General Chemistry Laboratory". This grant was for 157k.

Dr. Ed Vitz is still serving as associate editor of Tested Demonstrations for the ACS journal Journal of Chemical Education.

Dr. Tom Betts, along with Dr.'s Rolf Mayrhofer and Beth Kroa, have recieved an NSF grant titled "Fluorescence across the Chemistry Curriculm". This grant was for 70k.

Dr. Dan Blanchard, along with Dr.'s Tom Betts, Dan Bacon and Beth Kroa, have recieved an NSF grant titled "Gas chromatography / Mass Spectrometry for improved laboratory classes". The grant was for 100k.

Dr. Tom Betts has just had a paper appear in print in the journal Analytica Chimica Acta. The paper title is "Selectivity of Chemical Sensors based on micro-cantilevers coated with thin polymer films".

 

Geology

Dr. Ed Simpson is currently finishing the last stages of a National Geographic Grant. The grant is titled "Tidal sedimentary deposits in the 3.5-3.1 Ga Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa and Implications for the Origin for the Earth Moon System". This grant was for 14k.

In August 1999, Dr. Ed Simpson had two papers appear in print with student co-authors. The first appeared in Precambrian Research, an international journal. The second appeared in Southeastern Geology, a regional U.S. journal.

Dr. Ed Simpson along with coauthers from three continents published a paper in the journal PALAIOS. The title of the paper is "Muddy roll-up structures in siliciclastic interdune beds of the c. 1.8 Ga Waterberg Group, South Africa".

Dr. Ken Eriksson (Virignia Tech) and Dr. Ed Simpson published a paper in the journal Geology. The title of the paper is "Quantifying the oldest tidal record: The 3.2 Ga Moodies Group, Baberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa". This paper was highlighted with an article in at the WEB site space.com. The article site is www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planetearth/moonwhack_main_000901.html.

 

Physics

Paul V. Quinn and Daniel C. Hong published a paper "Fermi statistics of weakly excited granular materials in a vibrating bed: molecular dynamics simulations," in Physica A.

Nathan C. Blanchard, Paul V. Quinn, Daniel Ou-Yang, Joseph Both, and Daniel C. Hong, published a paper, "Fermi Statistics of Weakly Excited Granular Material in a Vibrating Bed II: One Dimensional Experiment," preprint [cond-matt/99001113] located at Los Alamos web site, http://xxx.lanl.gov.

Paul V. Quinn and Daniel C. Hong, published a paper, "Liquid Solid Transitions of Hard Spherres Under Gravity," in Phys. Rev. E.

Daniel C. Hong, Paul V. Quinn, and Stefan Luding, published a paper, "The Reverse Brazil Nut Problem: Competition between Percolation and Condensation," in Phys. Revb. Lett.

Paul V. Quinn, Daniel C. Hong, and Stefan Luding, published a paper, "Quinn, Hong Luding Reply to H. Walliser," in Phys. Rev. Lett.

Paul V. Quinn, Daniel C. Hong, and Stefan Luding, published a paper, "Quinn, Hong, Luding Reply to Canul-Chay et al." in Phys. Rev. Lett.

Paul V. Quinn, Daniel C. Hong, and Joseph Both, - currently applying for a patent, and then will submit a peper, "Increasing the Size of a Piece of Popcorn" to Physica A as soon as possible.

Paul V. Quinn* and Daniel C. Hong, "Fermi Statistics of Weakly Excited Granular Materials", presented at the APS Annual Meeting, Atlanta Conference Center, Atlanta, Ga, March 1999.

Paul V. Quinn* and Daniel C. Hong, "Fermi Statistics of Weakly Excited Granular Materials in a Vibrating Bed", presented at the International Symposium on Solid Electrolytes: Advances in Science and Technology, Sinclair Conference Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, April 1999.

Paul V. Quinn*, Joseph Both, Daniel C. Hong, and Stefan Luding, "Condensation of Hard Spheres Under Gravity", presented at the APS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, March 2000.

Paul V. Quinn*, Daniel C. Hong, and Stefan Luding, "The Effects of Layer Number and Container Geometry on the Segregation of a Bidisperse System of Hard Spheres", APS Annual Meeting, indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN, March 2002.

Justin Hotchkiss* and Paul V. Quinn, "The Crystallization of Hard Spheres Due to Gravity in Three Dimensions", presented at the APS Annual Meeting, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN, March 2002.

Stefan Luding*, P. V. Quinn, and D. C. Hong, "The Reverse Brazil Nut Problem...and other stories about granualr media", presented at the 7th APCTP Winter School on Granular Material and Complex Systems in memory of Daniel C. Hong, Phoenix park, Kangwondo, Korea, February 4-7, 2003.

Paul V. Quinn*, Daniel C. Hong, and Joseph Both, "Increasing the Size of a Piece of Popcorn", presented at the 7th APCTP Winter School on Granular Material and Complex Systems in Memory of Daniel C. Hong, Phoenix Park, Kangwondo, Korea, February 4-7, 2003.

Paul V. Quinn* and Daniel C. Hong, "The Fermi Statistics of Weakly Excited Granular Materials in a Vibrating Bed", presented at the 7th APCTP Winter School on Granular Material and Complex Systems in Memory of Daniel C. Hong, Phoenix Park, Kangwondo, Korea, February 4-7, 2003.

Paul V. Quinn, Daniel C. Hong, and Joseph Both, "Increasing the Size of a Piece of Popcorn", APS Annual Meeting, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX, March 2003.

Paul V. Quinn, "The Analysis of Hard and Soft Spheres in One Dimension", APS Annual Meeting, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX, March 2003.

*indicates the author presenting work.

 

Marine Science

Dr. Wendy Ryan is currently working on a coastal dolphin population and habitat use survey. For more info click here.

 

Revised April 2006 by D.J. Moore