Chemistry Laboratory Techniques for the Chemist and Technician – A Comprehensive Review

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Presented by Bryan Ham, Lab Tech and Research Solutions, LLC
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Cost: $250

COURSE DESCRIPTION: (Laptop Required) The course presents a survey of analytical chemistry and instrumental analyses. Course begins with an introduction/refresher/review of the lab including safety, glassware, basic math, data treatment (statistics), graphing and Excel, lab solutions, acid base theory and titrations. A section is also devoted to the introduction and use of an example of a typical laboratory LIMS program. The course then quickly moves to the theory and application of analytical techniques such as spectroscopy including UV/Vis, fluorescence, FTIR, NMR, and metals analyses including AAS, AMS, XRF and XRD, and then chromatography including HPLC, SPE, TLC, GLC, GC-MS, SCX and CE. The course then completes with a short survey of modern mass spectrometry. Course includes the use of two working programs, the first an example of a laboratory LIMS used for sample logging and data input, and the second is a chemist and technicians toolkit used for numerous applications in the lab, for teaching, and for review.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Chemists, lab techs, analysts, undergrad students. Lab managers and supervisors who want to observe the course, the course’s book, and the accompany LIMS and ToolKit programs to incorporate it into their lab systems. Teachers and professors to use the LIMS, the Toolkit program and accompanying text book to teach a lab and anal chemistry course.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: To use the book and computer programs for a review and how to use the book for future reference and learning. ChemTech is a reference for chemists and technicians and as a teaching guide for lab technicians. Features fully functional tutorials that involve user interaction in basic math, lab statistics, graphing, lab solutions and buffers, and titrations. Instrumental analyses. LIMS program is logging in samples, inputting test results, searching samples, approving samples, and printing reports.

TRACK: Forensics and Toxicology

CATEGORIES: Atomic Spectrometry-Spectroscopy,Gas Chromatography,Infrared Spectroscopy,Liquid Chromatography,Spectroscopy


About the Instructor

Dr. Bryan Ham has worked in analytical chemistry laboratories for over 20 years including petrochemical, environmental, foodstuff, and life sciences research, and has a doctorate in analytical chemistry. Published 15 journal research papers and three books: (1) Even Electron Mass Spectrometry with Biomolecule Applications, Wiley, 2008, (2) Proteomics of Biological Systems: Protein Phosphorylation Using Mass Spectrometry Techniques, Wiley, 2012, and (3) Analytical Chemistry: A Chemist and Laboratory Technician’s Toolkit, Wiley, 2016. Working for DHS at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection New York Laboratory. Member of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) and the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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