W. Rudolf Seitz

Professor

Analytical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3598 U.S.A.
Phone: 603-862-2408
Fax: 603-862-4278
wrs@cisunix.unh.edu

Education and Achievements

  • A.B. 1965, Princeton University
  • Ph.D., 1970, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Chemical sensor development, preparation of new polymeric materials for chemical sensing, remote chemical measurements through fiber optics.

Other Research Interests...

Publications

C.A. Grimes, P.G. Stoyanov, Y. Liu, C. Tong, K.G. Ong, K. Loiselle, S. A. Doherty and W.R. Seitz, "A Magnetostatic-Coupling Based Remote Query Sensor For Environmental Monitoring," Journal of Physics D, Applied Physics 32 (1999) 1329-1335.

M.T.V. Rooney and W.R. Seitz, "An Optically Sensitive Membrane for pH Based on Swellable Polymer Microspheres in a Hydrogel," Anal. Comm. 36 (1999) 267-270.

H. Wang and W. Rudolf Seitz, "pH Sensor Based on Swellable Poly(3-nitro-4-hydroxystyrene) Microspheres in a Hydrogel," Proc. SPIE 3856 (1999) 224-231.

N. Kaval and W. Rudolf Seitz, "Aminated Poly(vinylbenzylchloride-co-2,4,5-trichlorophenyl acrylate) Microspheres for Optical pH Sensing," Proc. SPIE 3860 (1999) 224-231.

L. Gheorghiu, W. Rudolf Seitz, D. Arabuthnot and J.L. Elkind, "Amine-containing Poly(vinylchloride) Membranes for Detecting Polynitroaroamatic Vapors Above Land Mines," Proc. SPIE 3853 (1999) 296-302.

W. Rudolf Seitz, M. T. V. Rooney, E. W. Miele, H. Wang, N. Kaval, L. Zhang, S. Doherty, S.P. Milde and J. Lenda, "Derivatized, Swellable Polymer Microspheres for Chemical Transduction," Anal. Chim. Acta, 400 (2000) 55-64.

Z. M. Shakhsher, I. Odeh, S. Jabr and W.R. Seitz, An Optical Chemical Sensor Based on Swellable Dicarboxylate Functionalized Polymer Microspheres for pH, Copper and Calcium Determination, Michochim. Acta 144 (2004) 147-153.

O. Oktar, P. Caglar and W.R. Seitz, Chemical Modulation of Thermosensitive Poly9N-isopropylacrylamide Microsphere Swelling: A New Strategy for chemical Sensing, Sensors and Actuators B, in press.

Group Members

PROFESSOR: W. Rudolf Seitz

GRADUATE RESEARCHERS 
Jie Du, Ph.D. Candidate jdu@cisunix.unh.edu 
John Osambo, Ph.D. Candidate, josambo@cisunix.unh.edu
Shaojun Yao, Ph.D. Candidate sjf9@cisunix.unh.edu

OTHER RESEARCHERS: Dr. Eric Miele, Visiting Researcher

GRADUATES
MS

  • Tim Burdo (1974)
  • Dorothy Campbell (1975)
  • Tommie Sue Durtis (1975)
  • Greg Scott (1979)
  • Paul Roemelt (1981)
  • Lynn Christian (1986)
  • Rick Russell (1989)
  • Scott Pan (1992)
  • Ken Hassen (1993)
  • Mike Civiello (1997)
  • Liliana Gheorghia, (2000)

Ph.D.

  • David C. Williams (1975)
  • Art Driedger (1981)
  • Tom Freeman (1981)
  • Mary Lynn Grayeski (1982)
  • Jerry Mullin (1983)
  • Manny Almeida (1983)
  • Linda Saari (1983)
  • Sally Dowling (1984)
  • Chris Hallen (1986)
  • Yunke Zhang (1989)
  • Rich Bauer (1989)
  • Ziad Shakhsher (1989)
  • Marian McCurley (1990)
  • Mingqi Bai (1993)
  • Amy Sommers (1993)
  • Vicki Conway (1995)
  • Michael Rooney (1996)
  • Lee Zhang (1997)
  • Eric W. Miele (1998)
  • Hongming Wang (1999)
  • Steve Doherty (2000)
  • Siobhan Milde (2001)
  • Huqun Liu (2002)
  • George Mwangi (2005)

Postdoctoral Associates

  • Jerry Mullin (1985-86)
  • Ziad Shakhsher (1992-93)