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Gordon Purser, PhD

Gordon Purser, PhD
Director of Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Professor of Chemistry
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
918-631-3331 Keplinger Hall Room 2145

Education

PhD – University of Colorado BS – University of Texas

Bio

BS in Chemistry at The University of Texas and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at The University of Colorado

Research Interests

Chlorination chemistry as it pertains to water treatment and biological antioxidants

Teaching Interests

General Chemistry I
Advanced Chemical Kinetics
Molecular Modeling
Energy Technology of the Future

Publications

  • Lepage, Will, Mayer, Kevin, Hampton, Kyle, Johnson, Bradford, Purser, Gordon, and Henshaw, John, “Design and Development of a Portable Off-Grid Water Chlorination System.” Proceedings of the 2011 ASME Congress IMECE2011, Denver, Colorado.

  • Isley, Aaron, Parameswar Hari, and Gordon Purser. “Kinetics of the Remediation of Chromium (VI)-Contaminated Groundwater Using Iron Nanoparticles.” The 62nd Southwest Regional Meeting (2006): n. pag. Print.

  • Robinson, David et al. “Kinetics and Mechanism of the Reduction of Monochloramine by Hydroxylamine and Hydroxylammonium Ion.” International journal of chemical kinetics 38.2 (2006): 124–135. Print.

  • Brumback, Karin, John DiCesare, and Gordon Purser. “Evaluating the Capacity of Creatine to Deactivate the Reactive Chlorine Atom in Hypochlorous Acid.” The 62nd Southwest Regional Meeting (2006): n. pag. Print.

  • Hari, Parameswar et al. “Kinetics of the Remediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Groundwater Using Nanoscale Magnetite Particles.” MRS Proceedings 1045 (2007): 1045–V03. Print.

  • Burkholder, Phillip, Gordon Purser, and Renee Cole. “Molecular Modeling Exercises and Experiments-Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation To Reinforce Student Understanding of Intermolecular Forces.” Journal of Chemical Education 85.8 (2008): 1071–1077. Print.

  • Burkholder, Phillip, Gordon Purser, and Renee Cole. “Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation to Reinforce Student Understanding of Intermolecular Forces.” Journal of Chemical Education 85.8 (2008): 1071. Print.

  • Katseres, Nicholas et al. “Non-Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Creatine Ethyl Ester.” Biochemical and biophysical research communications 386.2 (2009): 363–367. Print.

  • Sherwood, Vaughn et al. “Altered UV Absorbance and Cytotoxicity of Chlorinated Sunscreen Agents.” Cutaneous and ocular toxicology 31.4 (2012): 273–279. Print.

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry I
  • Junior Seminar
  • Undergraduate Research

Professional Affiliations

  • American Water Works Association
  • American Chemical Society

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding TURC Mentor
  • Professor of the Year
  • Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
  • The University of Tulsa Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Kermit Brown Award for Teaching Excellence