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Faculty of Chemistry and Physics

Faculty

Dr. Steve Ball

Office: Glaske O-135
Phone: (903) 233-3361
StevenBall@letu.edu

Professor of Physics

Ph.D., University of Kansas
B.S., Baker University


Dr. Gary DeBoer

Office: Glaske O-131
Phone: (903) 233-3363
GaryDeBoer@letu.edu

Interim Chair, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics

Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., The University of Iowa
B.A., Calvin College


Dr. Bruce Hathaway

Office: Glaske O-146
Phone: (903) 233-3362
BruceHathaway@letu.edu

Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., Purdue University
B.S., University of Texas at Austin


Dr. Edward Hamilton

Office:  Glaske O-137
Phone: (903) 233-3364
EdwardHamilton@letu.edu

Associate Professor of Physics

Ph.D., University of Colorado
M.S., University of Colorado
B.S., Calvin College


Dr. Vivian Fernand

Office: Glaske O-147
Phone: (903) 233-3365
VivianFernand@letu.edu

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Louisiana State University
M.Sc., Forestry, Louisiana State University
B.Sc., Agriculture, University of Suriname


Dr. Scott Harclerode

ScottHarclerode@letu.edu

Adjunct Professor of Physics

M.S. Electrical Engineering Rice University
B.S. Electrical Engineering University of Houston


 

Richard Johnson

Office: Glaske O-139
Phone: (903) 233-3310
RichardJohnson@letu.edu

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
B.S., University of Minnesota


Karen Austin

Office: Glaske O-zone
Phone: (903) 233-3310
KarenAustin@letu.edu

Academic Secretary


 

Facilities

The Department of Chemistry and Physics is located in the Glaske Center for Engineering, Science, and Technology. This 53,000 square foot facility was completed in the summer of 2001 and opened in the fall semester of '01.

The building is state of the art featuring digital projectors and networked computers in every classroom and ductless fume hoods in every laboratory. In addition to instructional labs in physics and chemistry, the building also contains a laboratory for undergraduate research and a student resource room.

Computer interfaced instruments:

  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AA)
  • Gas chromatograph (GC)
  • Gas chromatograph - mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FT-IR)
  • Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer (UV-vis)
  • Fiber optic fluorescence CCD spectrophotometer
  • Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectrophotometer (FT-NMR)
  • Gamry electrochemical potentiometer
  • NexStar 11 GPS telescope

Other laboratory equipment and resources:

  • Laser optic setup.
  • Tube furnace.
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM) available through the welding engineering department.
  • Computers with chemical modeling program such as Gaussian and Spartan, are also available
  • Linux computer server with sixteen processors running high level chemical modeling programs such as GAMESS and LAMMPS.

 

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