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Dr. David A. Carter

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., (1996) Analytical Chemistry, University of Arizona
  • B.S., (1980) Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, Wayland Baptist University, Summa cum Laude

CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, CHEM 2421, CHEM 4521, CHEM 3262

Trace environmental analysis and speciation of environmentally important elements
Chemical Education: Factors affecting success in General Chemistry
High accuracy quantum mechanical calculation of intermolecular interaction energies

  • Orientation of 1- and 2-Methylimidazole on Silver Electrodes Determined with Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering, Carter, D. A., Pemberton, J. E., Woelfel, K. J., The Journal of Physical Chemistry B; 1998; 102(49), 9870.
  • Raman Spectroscopy and Vibrational Assignments of 1- and 2-methylimidazole, Carter, D. A.; Pemberton, J. E., J. Raman Spectrosc., 1997, 28 (12), 939.
  • Frequency/Wavelength Calibration of Multipurpose Multichannel Raman Spectrometers Part II: Calibration Fit Considerations and Calibration Standards, Carter, D.A., Thompson, W.R., Taylor, C. E. and Pemberton, J. E., Appl. Spectrosc., 1995, 49, 1561.
  • Frequency/Wavelength Calibration of Multipurpose Multichannel Raman Spectrometers. Part I: Instrumental Factors Affecting Precision, Carter, D.A. and Pemberton, J. E., Appl. Spectrosc., 1995, 49, 1550.
  • Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering of the Acid-Base Forms of Imidazole, Carter, D. A. and Pemberton, J. E., Langmuir, 1992, 8, 1218.
  • Raman Spectroscopy Using Charge Coupled Device Detection, Pemberton, J. E., Sobocinski, R. L., Bryant, Mark A., Carter, D. A., Spectroscopy, 1990, 5(2), 26.
  • Plants—The Energy-Capturing Machines.  Article in “Plants—The Green Machines!”  American Chemical Society, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day publication, 2010.

Recent Presentations:

  • Companion Website for Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, First Edition, Tro, Pearson Education, Inc., 2008.  Companion Website Contributing Authors: Jason Kautz, David Carter, Roy Kennedy Jr.
  • Technology enabled skill gateways: Insuring success of General Chemistry students.  David A. Carter.  The 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 16-20, 2009
  • POGIL activities designed to develop data analysis and mathematical skills in General Chemistry lab.  David A. Carter and Evelyn M. Sabino.  The 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 16-20, 2009.
  • Extraction of ivermectin from aqueous solution with fluorescence detection. Adam Graham* and David A. Carter. Texas Academy of Science, Austin, TX, March 3-4, 2011.
  • With the Right Toolbox, Dimensional Analysis is Just Fun and Games.  David Carter & Christine Purkiss. Supporting Success in College Science: CCRS and Scientific Applications of Mathematics. (symposium), November 3-4, 2011, Grapevine, TX.
  • ChemPRIME/ChemPaths: Using an online resource for chemistry teaching. Professor John W. Moore, Justin M. Shorb, Donald Storer, David Carter, Lisa Smith, Jeffrey Schwehm. 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, August 19-23, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Analysis of Metal Ions in the Concho River Using the AA Spectrophotometer.  Yesinia Valenzuela and Dr. David Carter, Tri-Beta South Central Regional Convention, Kingston, OK, April 5-7, 2013.
  • Interaction Energy Calculations using the G2MP2 Method for the Analysis of the S66 Data Set. Tania Estradaa, Advisor: Dr. David A. Carter, Collaborators: Dr. Angela K. Wilson, Amanda G. Riojas, Ritwick Mynam.  Undergraduate Research Symposium, Angelo State University, April 19, 2013.