Norman E. Schmidt, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

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EDUCATION

  • 1989, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
    Ph.D. in Chemistry, Analytical emphasis
    Research Advisor: Dr. R.H.Philp, Jr.
    Research Topic: “Application of Computer Simulations to the Electrochemical Reduction of Metal Complexes.”
  • 1984, Bethel College, North Newton, KS.
    B.S. in Chemistry
    B.S. in Physics
    minor in Mathematics

Professional Background

  • Professor of Chemistry, Tabor College, 2011- Present
  • Professor of Chemistry, Georgia Southern University, 1990-2011
  • Laboratory Safety Officer, Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories, 1990
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Texas, 1989

Recognitions & Awards

  • Dr. Richard G. Kyle award for scholarship at Tabor College, April 2013.

Courses Taught

  • CH 111 General Chemistry I
  • CH 112 General Chemistry II
  • PH 233 General Physics I
  • PH 234 General Physics II
  • PH 101 Physical Science
  • CH 312 Analytical Chemistry
  • CH 412 Instrumental Analysis
  • CH 403 Physical Chemistry I
  • CH 404 Physical Chemistry II

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

  • Schmidt, Norman E., Sheffield, Demaris, S., Turner, Matthew, M. and Peppers, Kimberly, D. “Cholesterol and Phytosterols in Short-Day and Long-Day Onions (Allium cepa.)” Bull. Biochem. Biotech. 18(1), 9-15 (2006).
  • Li, Changying, Schmidt, Norman E., and Gitaitis, Ron, “Detection of Onion Postharvest Diseases by Analyses of Headspace Volatiles Using a Gas Sensor Array and GC-MS, LWT-Food Science and Technology 44, 1019-1025 (2011).
  • Valentin Soloiu, Jeff Lewis, April Covington, David Nelson and Norman Schmidt, “Oleic Methyl Ester Investigations in an Indirect Injection Diesel Engine; Stage One: Combustion Investigations”, SAE International, www.sae.org , 2011-01-0616, published 4/12/2011.
  • Norman E. Schmidt and Nikol M. Sandoval, “Using GC-MS to Observe Changes in the Essential Oil Concentrations in Cedar Tree (Juniperus virginiana) Leaves During a Drought Year”, Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry, July 2013, published on-line at www.spectroscopyonline.com, July 2013. Print version pg 26-31.

Presentations

  • “Gas Chromatogrpahy-Mass Spectrometry Determination of the Essential Oil Concentrations in the Leaves and Fruit of Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera).” +Tyler. R. Dort+ and Norman E. Schmidt, Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2014.
  • “Analysis of Garlic (Allium sativum) and Elephant Garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) Vapors with Solid Phase Microextraction Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.”, Kristen L. Harris and Norman E. Schmidt, Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2014.
  • “Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Determination of the Essential Oil Concentrations in Pine Tree Leaves (Pinus ponderosa).” Diane J. Krehbiel and Norman E. Schmidt, Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2014.
  • “Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Determination of the Essential Oil Concentrations in Cedar Tree Leaves (Juniperus virginiana) in a Drought Year and a “Normal” Year.” Amy J. Maphet and Norman E. Schmidt, Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2014.
  • “Solid Phase Microextraction Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Onion (Allium cepa) Vapors to Distinguish Between Onion Cultivars.” +Zachary M. Willems+ and Norman E. Schmidt, Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2014.
  • “Fundamental Studies on the Absorption of Large hydrocarbons in The Vapor Phase on a Solid Phase Microextraction Fiber.” Logan. A. Reimer and Norman E. Schmidt, Pittsburgh Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2013.
  • “A Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Procedure to Quantitate Caffeine in Human Urine.” Jeremy P. Reiswig and Norman E. Schmidt, Pittsburgh Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2013.
  • “Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Determination of the Essential Oil Concentrations in Cedar Trees (Juniperus virginiana) With Changes in Season.” +Nikol. M. Sandoval+ and Norman E. Schmidt, Pittsburgh Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2013.

Service

  • chair-Elect of the Wichita Section of the American Chemical Society

MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Chemical Society
    • member since 1984
    • Savannah Area Chairman 1996
  • SIGMA XI
    • member since 2002
  • AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC AFFILIATION
    • member since 2010