About the Author

Brian Tissue    

Brian Max Tissue

B.A. in Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, May 1983.

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dec 1988.

full CV (pdf file)

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061

email: tissue@vt.edu

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.


Professional Experience

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.


Teaching Experience

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.


Research Interests

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: