B.A. Gettysburg College, 1982
Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1986
Elucidating the fundamental processes of glow discharge plasmas that lead to their analytical utility and expanding their applications in trace element analysis in diverse fields ranging from environmental monitoring to materials science.
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Miyake-Stoner, S.J.; Miller, A.M.; Hammill, J.T.; Peeler, J.C.; Hess, K.R.; Mehl, R.A.; Brewer, S.H. "Probing Protein Unfolding Using Site-Specifically Encoded Unnatural Amino Acids as FRET Donors with Tryptophan." Biochemistry 2009, 48, 5953-5962.
Jackson, J.C., Duffy, S.P., Hess, K.R., Mehl, R.A. "Improving Nature's Active Site with Genetically Encoded Unnatural Amino Acids." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 11124-11127.
D.C. Powers, A.T. Higgs, M.L. Obley, P.A. Leber, K.R. Hess, C.H. Yoder. "An Environmental Project for First Year Chemistry Students: Analysis of Natural Buffer Systems and the Impact of Acid Rain." J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 826, 274-2770.
A.L. Schilling, K.R. Hess, P.A. Leber, C.H. Yoder. "A Simulation of the Interaction of Acid Rain with Soil Materials," J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 246-247.
H.D. Harle, J.A. Ingram, P.A. Leber, K.R. Hess, C.H.Yoder. "A Simple Method for Determination of Solubility in the First-Year Laboratory", J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 560.
H.D. Harle, P.A. Leber, K.R. Hess, C.H.Yoder. "A Concept-Based Environmental Project for the First-Year Laboratory: Remediation of Barium-Contaminated Soil by In Situ Immobilization", J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 561-562.
Jared D. Bender, Arthur J. Catino, Kenneth R. Hess, Michael E. Lassman, Phyllis A. Leber, Carl S. Pike, Michael D. Reinard and Neil A. Strotman, "A Biochemical GC/MS Application for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Determination of FAME Composition in Arabidopsis thaliana", J. Chem. Ed. 2000, 77, 1466.
C. Yoder, O. Retterer, M. Thomsen, and K. Hess, Interactive Chemistry: Models and Applications (an interactive, CD-ROM based text for introductory chemistry), Academy Artworks, York, PA, 1999.
C.M. Barshick, K.R. Hess, A.L. Zook, R.E. Steiner, and F.L. King, "An Investigation into the Analytical Utility of Plasma etching in Reactive Glow Discharge Plasmas", Applied Spectroscopy 1999, 53, 65.
D.A. Day, A.L. Zook, C.M. Barshick, and K.R. Hess, "Electrochemical Deposition of Metals in the Preparation of Standard Materials for Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry", Microchemical Journal 1997, 55, 208.
X. Xiong, J.M.R. Hutchinson, K.R. Hess, J.D. Fassett, and T.B. Lucatorto, "A Novel Approach to Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry Employing a Glow Discharge Atom Source", Spectrochimica Acta, Part B, 1996, 51B, 1463.
C.H. Yoder, W.D. Smith, V.L. Katolik, K.R. Hess, M.W. Thomsen, C.S. Yoder, and E.R. Bullock, “The Synthesis and Analysis of Copper(II) Carboxylates,” J. Chem. Educ.1995, 72, 267.
K.R. Hess, W.D. Smith, M.W. Thomsen, and C.H. Yoder, “An Introductory Infrared Spectroscopy Experiment”, J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 655.
X. Xiong, J.M.R. Hutchinson, J.D. Fassett, T.B. Lucatorto, F.J. Schima, W.A. Bowman, and K.R. Hess, "Study of Laser Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy Using a Glow Discharge Source", AIP Conference Proceedings 329: Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy 1994, American Institute for Physics Press, New York, p. 316-319, 1995.
Dr. Kenneth Hess teaches the following courses:
Chem 111/112 - General Chemistry I and II
Chem 221 - Chemcal Analysis
Chem 374 - Chemical Instrumentation