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Kevin Schug

University of Texas - Arlington

Kevin A. Schug is Professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He is also Director of the Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR; at UTA.

Dr. Schug received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1998 from the College of William and Mary, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2002 under the supervision of Prof. Harold M. McNair. From 2003-2005, he performed post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lindner at the University of Vienna in Austria.

Since joining UTA in 2005, his research has been focused on the theory and application of separation science and mass spectrometry for solving a variety of analytical and physical chemistry problems. Two main research threads are currently pursued with some intertwined aspects: 1) Fundamental studies of chromatographic separations and mass spectrometry ionization mechanisms; and 2) isolation, characterization, and trace analysis of bioactive compounds in complex matrices. His group is also active in chemical education research. Financial support for chemistry and educational research has been from UTA, Eli Lilly and Company, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc., Restek Corporation, VUV Analytics, Inc., and other industry partners. He has over 160 peer-reviewed publications and over 400 presentations, posters, and invited talks to his group’s credit. From 2005 – 2018, he has been PI or co-PI on over $7 Million in external grant support, contracts, and awards; he has further contributed to capturing $17.8-Million in development support, which have been used to create the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry ( and the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies ( at UTA.


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