Chemistry Department

Dr. Ngee Sing Chong

Dr. Ngee Sing Chong CONTACT INFO:

E-mail: Ngee.Chong@mtsu.edu

Phone: (615) 898-5487

Office: Davis Science Bldg. 231
P.O. Box : 68
Web: www.mtsu.edu/~nchong

EDUCATION/INTERESTS:

(1998) Ph. D., University of Georgia; 1989-90, Welch Research Fellowship, Rice University; 1991-1994, Toter Environmental Corporation; 1994-1998, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC).

COURSES TAUGHT:

Topics in Physical Science (PSCI 1030), Introductory General Chemistry (CHEM 1010), General Chemistry (CHEM 1110), Detection of Chemical Pollutants (CHEM 4630), Topics in Applied Chemistry: Atmospheric Pollution (CHEM 7890), and Independent Study in Instrumental Analysis (CHEM 7220)

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Development of chromatographic, spectroscopic, and microscopic methods for environmental analysis and materials characterization, biomonitoring of toxicants in biological matrices, studies of atmospheric pollution, and development of new experiments or Internet-based pedagogical tools for enhancing student proficiency in instrumental analysis or environmental analysis.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. 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.
  2. O. Oladipupo and N. S. Chong "Method development for the characterization of mainstream bidi smoke by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and infrared spectrometry (IR). Abstracts of Papers, 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, United States, August 22-26, 2004, AEI-069.
  3. N. S. Chong, O. Oladipupo, V. Hunter, and B. G. Ooi "Application of AMDIS Mass Spectral Deconvolution Algorithm for the Characterization of Cigarette Smoke"; Proceedings of 52nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Nashville, TN, United States, May 23-27, 2004.
  4. S. Naquin, Z. Frensley, N. S. Chong, B. G. Ooi, "A study of bidi cigarette smoke on Salmonella typhimurium strains TA97a and TA98";, Abstracts, 55th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, United States, November 16-19, 2003 (2003), 203.
  5. C. Park, N. S. Chong, "Analysis of hexachlorocyclopentadiene and chlorinated by GC-MS with SPME preconcentration via sparging of samples";, Abstracts, 55th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, United States, November 16-19, 2003 (2003), 69.
  6. O. Oladipupo, N. S. Chong, K. Wagner, "Characterization of mainstream Bidi smoke by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and infrared spectrometry (IR)";, Abstracts, 55th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, United States, November 16-19, 2003 (2003), 65.
  7. 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 a-MnO2 Octahedral Molecular Sieve";, Electrochemistry Communications, 2003, 5 (4), 312-316.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. of Env. Agri. Food Chem. (1) 3, 2002.
  10. N. S. Chong, "Analysis of Polar Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) via Thermal Desorption and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry (FTIR)'; accepted by United States Air Force Research Laboratory for distribution via National Defense Technical Information Center (2002).

HONORS/AWARDS:

  • Appointment to the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board, 2004-2008
  • National Science Foundation's Summer Faculty Research Fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2004.
  • National Research Council's Summer Faculty Research Fellowship at US Air Force Research Laboratory at Tyndall AFB, 2002.
  • MTSU Distinguish Research Award, 2000-2001

RECENT PRESENTATIONS:

  1. "Analysis Of Volatile Organic Compounds In Air By Thermal Desorption Of Sorbent Tube Samples Into A Long Pathlength Gas Cell For Infrared Spectrometric Detection And A Gas Chromatograph With A Sampling Loop"; 98th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference (June 2005)
  2. "Mass Spectrometric Determination of Carbonyl Compounds in Mainstream Tobacco Smoke"; 53rd American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference (June 2005)
  3. "Application of Raman, Infrared, and Mass Spectrometric Techniques in Bioanalytical and Environmental Measurements"; Chemistry Departmental Seminar at the University of the South (April 2005)
  4. "Internet-Based Resources for Chemistry Research and Instruction"; MTSU Instructional Technology Share Fair (October 2004)
  5. "Application of Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectrometry for the Analysis of Environmental Toxicants"; MTSU Scholars' Day (October 2004)
  6. "A Study of Bidi Cigarette Smoke on Salmonella typhimuriam Strains TA97a and TA98"; MTSU Scholars' Day (October 2004)
  7. "Biodiesel: A Future Alternative Fuel";, presentation for MTSU Students for Environmental Action's Alternative Energy Week (October 2004).
  8. "Internet-based Resources for Chemistry Research and Instruction";, MTSU Information Technology's Share Fair (October 2004).
  9. "Application of Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectrometry for the Analysis of Environmental Toxicants";, 5th Annual University-Wide Showcase of Faculty and Staff Research, Creative Activity, and Public Service (October 2004).
  10. "A Study of Bidi Cigarette Smoke Exposure on Salmonella typhimurium strains TA97a and TA98";, 5th Annual University-Wide Showcase of Faculty and Staff Research, Creative Activity, and Public Service (October 2004).
  11. "Method development for the characterization of mainstream bidi smoke by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and infrared spectrometry"; 228th American Chemical Society National Meeting (August 2004).

DISSERTATIONS/THESES DIRECTED:

  1. Master of Science thesis entitled "Analysis of Hexachloropentadiene and Chlorinated Pesticides by GC-MS with Dynamic Headspace Sampling by SPME";. Chun U Park. August 2004.
  2. Master of Science thesis entitled "Characterization of Hollandite and Analytical Applications of Infrared-Transparent Thin Films";. Xun Liang. December 2003.
  3. Master of Science thesis entitled "Development of Analytical Techniques for the Comparative Characterization of Indian (Beedies) and American Cigarettes";. Kristi Wagner. August 2002.
  4. Master of Science thesis entitled "Methods of Development for Detection of Trace Metabolites from the Biotransformation of Phenanthrene be Candida Tropicalis 96745 CP1-1";. Alex M. Mulisa. December 2001.
  5. Master of Science thesis entitled "Analysis of Particulate Matter in Air Samples Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (SEM/EDXA)";. Kavitha Sivaramakrishnan. August 2001.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS & OFFICES HELD:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Sigma Xi

RESEARCH COLLABORATORS:

  • Tennessee Health Department Laboratory
  • Chattanooga Air Pollution Control Bureau
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Arnold Engineering Development Center
  • US Air Force Research Laboratory, Tyndall Air Force Base