Carmen L. Huffman

Carmen Huffman

 

Department of Chemistry and Physics
Associate Professor, Physical Chemistry
Chemistry Graduate Program Coordinator

Phone: 828-227-3682
Email: chuffman@wcu.edu
Office Address: 212 Natural Sciences Building
Website: http://paws.wcu.edu/chuffman/

Education:

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

B.S., University of Rhode Island

Areas of Interest: 

(1) physical chemistry; thermodynamics; noncovalent binding at aqueous/solid interfaces; adsorption; biosorption; environmental remediation; antimicrobial fabrics.

(2) chemical education; chemistry graduate education; quality enhancement plan; accreditation.

Selected Publications:

(Articles prior to 2005 were published under Carmen L. Beildeck.)

Huffman, C. L. Designing undergraduate research projects that benefit both students and faculty. MountainRise: The International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 2012, 7(2), 1-15.

Huffman, C. L.; Williams, M. L.; Benoist, D. M.; Overstreet, R. E.; Jellen-McCullough, E. E. Dependence of collision-induced dissociation energy on molecular degrees of freedom as a means to assess relative binding affinity in multivalent complexes. Rapid Commun. Mass Sp.: 2011, 25, 2299-2306.

Beildeck, Carmen L.; Liu, Milton J.; Brindza, Michael R.; Walker, Robert A. Solvation of p-nitrophenol at a water/alkane interface: The role of ionic strength and salt identity. J. Phys. Chem. B: 2005, 109, 14604-14610.

Beildeck, C. L.; Steel, W. H. and Walker, R. A. Surface charge effects on solvation across liquid/liquid and model liquid/liquid interfaces. Invited paper Faraday Discussion: 2005, 129, 69-80.

Steel, W. H.; Beildeck, C. L. and Walker, R. A. Solvent polarity across strongly associating interfaces. J. Phys. Chem. B: 2004, 108, 16107-16116.

Steel, W. H.; Lau, Y. Y.; Beildeck, C. L. and Walker, R. A. Solvent polarity across weakly associating interfaces. J. Phys. Chem. B: 2004, 108, 13370-13378.

Beildeck, C. L.; Steel, W. H. and Walker, R. A. Cationic molecular rulers: Synthesis, characterization, and intramolecular complications. Langmuir: 2003, 19, 4933-4939.

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