Dr. John Palasota Dr. John Palasota Tenured Professor; Division Dean of Natural Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Chemistry
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Dr. Palasota is an active researcher in the areas of designed experiments and optimization strategies applied to the development, validation, and improvement of chemical, environmental, and biological technologies; developing analytical methods for high-performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography; and applying statistical methods to analytical and quality assurance data. He is the author or co-author of several publications and successful grant proposals and has made numerous presentations in the fields of analytical chemistry, experimental design, and optimization. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

Areas of Expertise
experimental design, optimization, chromatography, quality assurance

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Analytical Chemistry - University of Houston (1993)
  • Bachelor of Science - Chemistry and Mathematics - University of St. Thomas (1989)

Publications

  • "Silica Based 2-(N,N-Dimethylamino)-1,3-Propanediol Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography Stationary Phase for Separating Cephalosporins and Carbapenems"
    Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
    Springer (2015) Vol. 407 Page 6217-6220
  • "Click N-Benzyl Iminodiacetic Acid: Novel Silica Based Tridentate Zwitterionic Stationary Phase for Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography"
    Talanta
    Elsevier (2015) Vol. 132 Page 137-145
  • "Coupling of Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry: Application to the Identification of Atmospheric Volatile Organic Compounds"
    Journal of Chromatography A
    Elsevier (2014) Vol. 1361 Page 229-239

Presentations

  • "Salicylic Acid Determination in Face Wash by HPLC" (2016)
    University of St. Thomas Research Symposium
  • "HPLC and GCMS Analysis of Trans-Chalcone" (2015)
    University of St. Thomas Research Symposium
  • "Analysis of Commercial TETA" (2014)
    University of St. Thomas Research Symposium

Honors and Awards

  • Honor - Aquinas HonorSociety (2004)
  • Fellowship - Shell Oil company (1992)
  • Teaching - WW Wendlandt (1990)
  • Outstanding graduate - UST-Math (1989)
  • Scholarship - Jesse H. Jones Foun (1987)

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