March 18-22, 2023
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute (THBI).

Welcome members of the Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute.

Be In Your Element

Pittcon, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, offers a unique opportunity to get a hands-on look at the newest instrumentation and technology while networking with members of the scientific community.

Having grown beyond its roots in analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, Pittcon now serves a diverse constituency of all laboratory scientists including the life scientist.

Attend Pittcon

Pittcon is offering a $50 discount off the registration price for THBI members.

Use code 15THBI50 in the discount box that appears after you select “regular conferee” in Step #3 of the registration process. Discount available for the first 25 registrants.

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Take a look (list below) at the speakers from leading companies and universities from Texas that will be presenting at Pittcon 2015.


Session Speakers


    William Gieger
    Trace Analysis of Hydride Impurities in Phosphine by Gas Chromatography


    Travis Kisner
    Automated Colorimetric Handheld Spectrometers

Dow Chemical Company

    W. Christopher Siegler
    Reverse Fill/Flush Flow Modulated GC×GC Coupled with Vacuum UV Detection: A Step towards Making Class Separation and Quantification a Routine?

Fluid Imaging

    Steve Bowen
    Particle Counting and Particle Wear Analysis Using Dynamic Imaging

Hanby Environmental

    John Hanby
    Chemical Reaction Spectrophotometry for the Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons


    William Pearman
    Dual Function Gas Analyzer for Simultaneous Fourier Transform Infrared and Raman Analysis of Flare Gas Systems

New Mexico State University

    Tim Willy
    Influence on Quantitative Response from Moisture in the Supporting Atmosphere of a Drift Tube for Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Nippon Instruments North America

    Jason Gray
    Natural vs. Synthetic Wine Corks: The Great Cork Debate from a Mercury Content Perspective


    Aaron Mendez
    Enhanced Limit of Detection and Repeatability of Trace Sulfur Analysis Using Optimized Alternative Pulsed Energy Source


    Keith Schomburg
    Analysis of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters Content in Commercial Diesel Fuel Samples Using a Portable FTIR Spectrometer and Pre-calibrated Quantitative Methods

    Kevin Menard
    Hyphenated Techniques in Thermal Analysis

Rice University

    Naomi Halas
    Plasmonics: Shedding Light on Cross-Cutting Science and Technologies

    Christy Landes
    Understanding Single Molecule Dynamics at Interfaces

    Peter Nordlander
    Exploiting Quantum and Coherent Plasmonic Effects for Surface Enhanced Spectroscopies

San Antonio Water System

    Veronica Godley
    Monitoring the Health of Your Laboratory Through Key Performance Indicators


    Akwasi Minta
    Metal Ion Indicators- Teflabs

Texas Instruments

    Mike Walker
    MEMS Based Miniature Spectrometer with DLP

Texas Tech University

    Gerardo Gamez
    Applications Enabled by Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy Elemental Mapping

    Wenjie Li
    Microfluidic Isolation and Enumeration of CD4+ T Lymphocytes from Blood Samples

    Yehia MechrefBiological Attributes of Glycans in Diseases Assessed by LC-MS and Tandem MS

    Dimitri Pappas
    Death by Oxygen: Analysis of Drug Resistance in Hypoxic Tumor Cells

    Himali Somaweera
    Dose Response Study by Creating Concentration Gradient Across 256 Cell Culture Array

Thermo Fisher

    Al Martin
    Elemental Determinations, Geological to Biological – WDXRF Analysis Using Standard, Standardless, and Advanced Investigative Techniques

Trinity University

    Joel Adablah
    Scanning Probe Microscopy Studies of a Laurel Acrylate Porous Polymer Monolith

    Pooja Ballampally
    Analyte Diffusion on Lauryl Acrylate Porous Polymer Monolith Stationary Phase in Capillary Electrochromatography

    Natalie Seitzman
    Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of Spanish Colonial Pigments in the Alamo

    Tian Tian
    Thermodynamic Studies of Lauryl Acrylate Porous Polymer Monoliths as Stationary Phase for Capillary Electrochromatography (CEC)

University of Houston

    Jianbo Zeng
    Plasmonic Nanoporous Gold Nanocomposites

University of North Texas

    Michael Kahl
    In Situ Electrochemical Synthesis of Zinc Substituted Hydrotalcite Films for Corrosion Protection
    Casey Thurber
    Electrodeposition of 90-10 Cu-Ni Nanocomposite Coatings for Corrosion Protection

University of Texas

    Allen Bard
    Electrochemical Detection of Collisions of Soft Nanoparticles

    Belkin, Tip-Enhanced Infrared Nanospectroscopy via Molecular Expansion Force Detection

    Jenny Brodbelt
    Ultraviolet Photodissociation Mass Spectrometry for Biological Problems

    Richard Crooks
    High-Efficiency Generation-Collection Microelectrochemical Platform for Interrogating Electroactive Thin Films

    Josephine Cunningham
    Paper Electrochemical Device for Detection of Antibodies in Whole Blood by Target-Induced Dynamic Switching

    Janine Elliott
    Development of Carbon-based Sensors for the Detection of Cellular Communication in Microenvironments

    Kyle Knust
    Electrochemically Mediated Desalination

    Long Luo
    Low Voltage Origami Paper-Based Electrophoretic Devices ([i]o[/i]PEpDs) for Rapid Protein Separation Applications

    Donald Robinson
    Magnetic Enrichment for Ultratrace Electrochemical Detection of Hybrid Pt-Fe[sub]3[/sub]O[sub]4[/sub] Nanoparticles

    Jan Rust
    Amperometric Detection of Heavy Metals by Inhibition of Glucose Oxidase Immobilized on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotube Electrodes

University of Texas at Arlington

    Chandan Barhate
    Separation of Halogenated Pharmaceuticals from Their Dehalogenated Impurities by HPLC

    Zachary Breitbach
    Increasing Your Hit Rate for Separating Chiral Primary Amines: Which Column?

    Purnendu Dasgupta
    Admittance Detection in High Impedance Systems – Design and Applications

    Lillian Frink
    Rapid Determination of Water in Petroleum and Petroleum Products Using Headspace Gas Chromatography with Sensitive Barrier Ionization Detection

    Hongzhu Liao
    Two-Dimensional Detection in Ion Chromatography: Sequential Conductometry after Suppression and Diethylamine Introduction

    Curran Parpia
    Evaluation of D-Amino Acids in Rat Brain Tissue by Achiral-Chiral Heart-Cutting Two Dimensional Liquid Chromatography

    Darshankumar Patel
    Columns Packed with Macrocyclic Chiral Selectors Bonded to Superficially Porous Particles for High Efficiency Chiral Stationary Phases

    Brian Stamos
    Portable Ion Chromatograph for Field Analysis

    M. Farooq Wahab
    Development of Hydrolytically Stable HILIC Phases – Challenges and Solutions

    Choyce Weatherly
    Comparison of Superficially Porous and Fully Porous Silica Supports Used for Cyclodextrin and Cyclofructan Based HILIC Stationary Phases

    Hongyue Guo
    Highly Sensitive Detection of Anionic Sugars as Biomarkers for Diseases by HPLC-PIESI-MS

University of Texas at El Paso

    Maowei Dou
    A Low-Cost PDMS/Paper Hybrid Microfluidic Biochip for Rapid and Sensitive Bordetella Pertussis Diagnosis

    XiuJun Li
    Paper/PDMS Hybrid Microfluidic Platforms for Infectious Disease Diagnosis

    Sanjay Timilsina
    A Paper/PMMA Hybrid Microfluidic 3D Microplate for ELISA

University of Texas Health Science Center

    Dmitri Ivanov
    Structural Characterization of TRIM5, A Potent Restrictor of HIV Replication in Rhesus Monkeys

University of Texas Medical Branch

    Carol Nilsson
    Mass Spectrometry and Bioinformatics: Key Components for Breakthrough Discoveries in Cancer Research

University of Texas at San Antonio

    Zhong Mei
    Multiplexed DNA Detection Based on Plasmonic Enhanced Fluorescence

    Liang Tang
    Enhancement of Usability and Sensitivity of Gold Nanorod Biochip by a Universal Biofunctionalization Method

VICI Valco

    Dale Ashworth
    Helium Conservation and Emerging Technologies

    Stanley Stearns
    Recycle Gas Chromatography with Thermal Gradient Program for Sample Re-Focus

VUV Analytics Inc.

    Jonathan Smuts
    A New Perspective on Specialty Gas Applications – Vacuum Ultraviolet Absorption Spectroscopy

    Wyle Science
    Technology, and Engineering Group

    Willam Wallace
    Evaluation of a Gas Chromatograph-Differential Mobility Spectrometer for Potential Water Monitoring on the International SpaceStation

Xylem/OI Analytics

    Libby Badgett
    Analysis of Free Cyanide in Environmental Water and Wastewater Samples by ASTM Method D 7237-10

    J. Slaton
    Determination of Sulfur-Containing Species in Scotch Whiskeys Using Gas Chromatography With Pulsed-Flame Photometric Detection

    John Welsh
    A Comparative Study of TOC and THM Analysis of Municipal Drinking Water Using Heated Sodium Persulfate Oxidation and a Novel Approach to EPA Method 524.4

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