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Kevin Schug

Kevin A. Schug is Associate Professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington (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.

Making The Most Out Of Produced Oilfield Waste

The highly polarizing topic of hydraulic fracturing, which is used to stimulate sequestered hydrocarbons from impermeable rock formations during unconventional oil and gas development, is an inherently thirsty process that can require millions of gallons of fresh water, while also […]

Ionic Liquid Cosolvents: An Effective Way To Analyze Chemical Spills In Shale Energy Basins

Over the past decade, scientists have scoured through shale energy basins across the United States to analyze and better understand the environmental implications of unconventional oil and gas development (UD). The growing body of research indicates that UD does not […]

Authentication Of Vanilla Extracts Using Gas Chromatography – Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy

Vanilla is one of the most used flavoring ingredients; however, the production of high-quality vanilla extracts is expensive and therefore different attempts to adulterate this product have been reported. The main ways to adulterate vanilla extracts is the addition of […]

Detecting Harmful Pathogens In Water: Characterizing The Link Between Fracking And Water Safety

Unconventional oil and gas development (UD) is the process of extracting oil and natural gas from relatively impermeable subsurface shale. Within UD, the process of hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as ‘fracking’, is used to stimulate sequestered hydrocarbons from the […]