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 fundamental concepts, chemical equilibria, and provides an introduction to instrumental methods.
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Chemistry, 4/99 - present.
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Virginia Tech, Department of Chemistry, 1/05 – 12/06.
Program Director, National Science Foundation, Division of Chemistry, 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.
Research Corporation Cottrell Scholars Award 1996.
National Science Foundation Career Award 1995.
CHEM 1035/1036: General Chemistry
The place to start.
CHEM 2114: Analytical Chemistry
Sophomore-level analytical chemistry stressing analytical concepts, aqueous equilibria, separations, electrochemistry, and spectrometry.
CHEM 4114: Instrumental Analysis
Senior-level lecture and lab course on the principles and applications of atomic and molecular spectrometry, chromatography, and electrochemistry.
CHEM 5134: Instrument Design
Graduate-level course on data analysis, optics, electronics, vacuum systems, and the construction of analytical instruments.
CHEM 6164: Current Topics - Bioanalytical Spectroscopy
Graduate-level course on principles of UV-vis spectroscopy, emphasizing fluorescence and bioanalytical applications. Follows the text Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy, 3rd Ed., by J. R. Lakowicz.
In addition to curricular development, Brian Tissue maintains a research group that contributes to the understanding of materials, luminescence, and analytical measurements. Current interests and projects for undergraduate and graduate research include:
- New methods to prepare nanoparticles and nanocomposites.
- Nanocomposites for solar energy collection, photocatalysis, imaging, and sensing.
- Effect of size and surroundings on luminescent nanomaterials.
- Plasmonic control of interparticle energy transfer.