Faculty and Staff

Dr. Ngee Sing Chong

Professor

Dr. Ngee Sing Chong
615-898-5487
Room 3067, Science Building (SCI)
MTSU Box 68, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Georgia (1991)
  • M.S., Iowa State University (1986)
  • B.A., Hanover College, IN (1981)

Areas of Expertise

Chromatographic and spectroscopic methods for environmental and forensic analysis
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of aromatic amines
Monitoring of toxicants or odorous compounds in biological samples
Degradation of harmful chemicals via oxidative reactions of chlorine dioxide and ozone
Studies of atmospheric pollution and indoor air quality
Development of biomass-derived fuels and fuel additives
Studies of aerosol and vapor phase emissions from electronic cigarettes

Biography

Selected Conference Abstracts and Publications
N. S. Chong, K. Donthula, R. Davies, W. Ilsley & B. G. Ooi, “Significance of Chemical Enhancement Effects in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Signals of Aniline and Aminobiphenyl Isomers”; Vibrational Spectroscopy, 2015, 81, 22-31.

N. S. Chong, K. Smith, S. Setti, B. G. Ooi. “Application of Gold and Silver Colloidal Nanoparticles for the Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectrometric Analysis of Melamine and
4-Aminobipheny...

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Selected Conference Abstracts and Publications
N. S. Chong, K. Donthula, R. Davies, W. Ilsley & B. G. Ooi, “Significance of Chemical Enhancement Effects in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Signals of Aniline and Aminobiphenyl Isomers”; Vibrational Spectroscopy, 2015, 81, 22-31.

N. S. Chong, K. Smith, S. Setti, B. G. Ooi. “Application of Gold and Silver Colloidal Nanoparticles for the Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectrometric Analysis of Melamine and
4-Aminobiphenyl.” International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management 2013, 16 (1/2), 3-20.

A. Mooney, A. Newsome, E. Dessie, W. Ernst, N. S. Chong, “Characterization of the Reaction Products of Chlorine Dioxide and Volatile Organic Compounds by Infrared Spectrometry and GC-MS”, 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, United States, April 7-11, 2013 (2013), ANYL-93.

K. A. Smith, N. S. Chong, K. Donthula, B. G. Ooi. “Influence of the Structural Characteristics of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles on ohe Surface-Enhancement Factors of the Raman Signals from Aromatic Amines” NanoFormulation 2011 Conference Proceedings 2012, 121-132.

D. L. Nguyen, J. Nowotarski, N. S. Chong, B. G. Ooi. “Comparison of Methods for the Quantitative Analysis of Biodiesel Composition” 64th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, United States, November 14-17, 2012, SERM-1217.

L. Bolin, F. Ahmed, P. Schine, B.G. Ooi, N. S. Chong “Effects of Oxygenate Additives in Reducing Air Toxics from the Exhaust Emissions of Generators Fueled by Diesel and Gasoline”; Preprints of Symposia - American Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry 2010, 55(1), 658-659.

B. G. Ooi, L. Zhao, and N. S. Chong. “A Versatile Substrate Coated with Silver Nanoparticles for Surface-Enhanced Vibrational Spectroscopy” Am. Lab. 2009, 41(7), 36-38.

N. S. Chong, B. M. Naah, C. Liang, “Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized Mesoporous Carbon Acid Catalyst for Biodiesel Production”; Preprints of Symposia-American Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry 2009, 54(1), 171-172.

N.S. Chong, N.T. Sun, H.Y. Hsu, T.L. Chou and H.Y. Tang. “Electrocrystallization and Characterization of Polymorphic Forms of Barium Metaplumbate”; Crystal Growth & Design, 2008, 8(5), 1779-1782.

B. G. Ooi; L. E. Wanamaker; B. M. Markuszewski; N. S. Chong, “Genetic and Enological Analysis of Selected Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Strains for Wine Production”; International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2008, 43(6), 1111-1120.

N. S. Chong and O. Oladipupo "Mass Spectrometric Determination of Carbonyl Compounds in Mainstream Tobacco Smoke"; Proceedings of 53rd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, San Antonio, TX, United States, June 6-10, 2005.

S. Naquin, Z. Frensley, N. S. Chong, B. G. Ooi, "A Study of Bidi Cigarette Smoke on Salmonella Typhimurium Strains TA97a and TA98"; 55th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, United States, November 16-19, 2003 (2003), 203.

C. Park, N. S. Chong, "Analysis of Hexachlorocyclopentadiene and Chlorinated by GC-MS with SPME Preconcentration via Sparging of Samples"; 55th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, United States, November 16-19, 2003 (2003), 69.

M. Y. Liao, J. M. Lin, J. H. Wang, C. T. Yang, T. L. Chou, B. H. Mok, N.S. Chong, and H. Y. Tang, "Electrochemical Synthesis of -MnO2 Octahedral Molecular Sieve"; Electrochemistry Communications, 2003, 5 (4), 312-316.

B. G. Ooi, A. M. Mulisa, H. Y. Kim, and Ngee Sing Chong, "Methods Development for the Detection of Trace Metabolites from Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons By Yeast"; Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences, 2003, 78 (3), 65-75.

N. S. Chong, K. Sivaramakrishnan, M. Wells, and K. Jones. "Characterization of Inhalable Particulate Matter in Ambient Air by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Analysis"; Elec. J. Env. Agri. Food Chem. (1) 3, 2002.

Honors/Awards
MTSU Distinguished Research Award, 2013-2014
Appointment to the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board, 2004-2008
NSF Summer Faculty Research Fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2004.
NRC Summer Faculty Research Fellowship at Tyndall Air Force Research Laboratory, 2002.
MTSU Distinguished Research Award, 2000-2001

Professional Organization Memberships & Offices Held
American Chemical Society
Sigma Xi
Phi Lambda Upsilon (The National Chemistry Honor Society)

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