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About the Author

Brian Tissue has been teaching analytical chemistry at a variety of levels since 1993. This text represents his integrated approach to analytical concepts and chemical equilibrium for the sophomore-level. It stresses data and measurement concepts, chemical equilibria, and introduces instrumental methods.

Teaching Experience
General Chemistry (CHEM 1035/1036)
The place to start.
Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 2114/2124)
Sophomore-level lecture and lab stressing quantitative analysis, aqueous equilibria, electrochemistry, spectrometry, and separations.
Instrumental Analysis (CHEM 4114/4124)
Senior-level lecture and lab on the principles and applications of electro-chemistry, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and chromatography.
Analytical Spectroscopy (CHEM 5124)
Graduate-level course on the interaction of light and matter, optics, lasers, spectrometers, atomic spectrometry, fluorescence, and mass spectrometry.

Instrument Design (CHEM 5144)
Graduate-level course on data analysis, optics, electronics, vacuum systems, and the construction of analytical instruments.
Current Topics - Bioanalytical Spectroscopy (CHEM 6164)
Graduate-level course on the principles and instrumentation for fluorescence spectroscopy with bioanalytical applications.

Professional Experience
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Chemistry, 4/99 - present.
Program Director, National Science Foundation, Chemistry Division, 9/03-12/04.
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Chemistry, 8/93-4/99.
Postdoctoral Associate, Los Alamos National Lab, 1991-1993.
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Georgia, 1988-1991.


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