Pitt-Greensburg Chemistry professor to edit special journal issue

Mark T. Stauffer, PhD, chair of the Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering and associate professor of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, will edit a special issue of the journal “Sensors.” The issue, tentatively titled “Selective Chelating Agents,” is expected to publish in December 2012 or early 2013.

Stauffer will call upon his expertise in the subject area to review the papers submitted, making the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the papers based on the comments from peers. He also will have the privilege of inviting five feature papers from leading scientists, including himself, which will be published after peer review.

“Sensors” is an Open Access journal that provides an advanced forum for the science and technology of sensors and biosensors. It is published by Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI) in an online format. MDPI publishes several peer-reviewed, Open Access journals, and its editorial board members, including several Nobel Laureates, are all leading active scholars.

Stauffer, who resides in Carroll Township, is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BS and PhD in Chemistry. He is the author or co-author of multiple articles in the area of Chemistry, including “Limiting Reactants in Chemical Analysis: Influences of Metals and Ligands on Calibration Curves and Formation Constants for Selected Iron-Ligand Chelates,” authored with W. E. Weller, K. R. Kubas, and K. A. Casoni, and published in “Stoichiometry and Research–the Importance of Quantity in Biomedicine,” (A. Innocenti, Ed.; InTech Publishing, 2012).

He also mentors Pitt-Greensburg Chemistry students in developing their own research projects and preparing materials for oral and poster presentations at conferences and seminars.

Stauffer is the recipient of the 2007 Faculty Award for Distinguished Service from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, and he coordinated the writing of the proposal for a four-year major program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry for Pitt-Greensburg. The chemistry major proposal was approved by the Provost of the University on April 28, 2008.

He serves on several committees at Pitt-Greensburg, including the President’s Advisory Committee on Enrollment, as well as chair of the Pitt-Greensburg Faculty Senate Workload Committee. Stauffer is a member of various organizations, including the American Chemical Soceity, Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (as Conference Week Staff), the Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Phi Lambda Upsilon Graduate Chemistry Honor Society, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh.

Founded in 1963, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is a publicly assisted, four-year, liberal arts college in southwestern Pennsylvania. A regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, which is celebrating its 225th anniversary, Pitt-Greensburg offers 24 baccalaureate degree programs, including new majors in Education and Spanish, as well as 19 minors. More than 13 percent of Pitt-Greensburg’s full-time faculty—the highest percentage of any University of Pittsburgh campus—have received the prestigious University-wide Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

 

Publication Date

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 10:57am

Summary

Mark T. Stauffer, PhD, chair of the Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering and associate professor of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, will edit a special issue of the journal “Sensors.” The issue, tentatively titled “Selective Chelating Agents,” is expected to publish in December 2012 or early 2013.