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Linda S. Lee

Area: Environmental Chemistry

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Tirzah Brown (undergraduate) Project Description:  
Stephen Sassman
Analytical Chemist

Project Description:  My primary research interest is the development of analytical methodology for analysis of environmental samples using liquid or gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. I am investigating the occurrence and fate of endocrine disrupting compounds originating from confined animal feeding operations. Another project under investigation deals the presence and degradation of halogenated organic pollutants in environmental samples. I am also responsible for teaching graduate students how to use the analytical instrumentation and performing regular maintenance on the instruments. Currently, I am in charge of maintaining several gas and liquid chromatographs, a liquid chromatograph tandem mass spectrometer, a gas chromatograph tandem mass spectrometer, an atomic absorption spectrometer, and an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer. I obtained a Master of Science degree in chemistry from Texas State University in 1999, and came to Purdue in 2000 to work as a laboratory manager for Dr. Linda Lee. I operate a <a href=””>website dedicated to analytical chemistry</a> which runs on a linux server in my spare bedroom. More information about me including my resume is available at my <a href=””>personal website</a>.