Chemistry & Physical
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Chemistry

Daniel Fraser, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Physical Sciences

Education

  • Ph.D. in Bioinorganic chemistry, Texas A&M University
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of British Columbia at Cariboo College

Areas of Expertise

  • Chemistry and biochemistry

Recent presentations

  • 12th Archaeological Chemistry Symposium during the ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7–11, 2013 "Identifying glue residues on 18th-century ceramics from Ferry Farm, George Washington's boyhood home"
    View the press conference (Appears at 6:35–7:57 and 13:54–15:00 in the video.)
  • Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (CERMACS) Dayton OH June 14, 2010 "Hemoglobin: A reliable indicator of blood in archeological materials" (coauthor: R. A. Armitage)
  • International Symposium of Archeometry in Tampa, Fl May 2010 "Further Studies on the Survival of Hemoglobin in Rock Paintings (coauthor: R. A. Armitage)
  • Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, March 2009 Chicago, IL "Clinical test strips for rapid identification of binder materials in rock paintings" (coauthor: R. A. Armitage)
  • International Symposium on Archeology May 2008 Sienna, Italy "Clinical test strips for rapid identification of binder materials in rock paintings" (coauthor: R. A. Armitage)
  • Inaugural Symposium on Archaeological Sciences of the Americas, September 2004, Tucson, AZ "Re-analysis of archived archaeological soils" (coauthors: R. A. Armitage, S.D. Hurry)
  • 36th Central Regional ACS Meeting, June 2004, Indianapolis, IN "Re-analysis of archived archaeological soils" (coauthors R. A. Armitage, S.D. Hurry)
  • 34th Central Regional ACS Meeting, Archaeological Chemistry Symposium, June 2002,Ypsilanti, MI "Use of clinical test strips for identification of blood as a rock painting binder material"
  • Invited speaker, St. Mary's College of Maryland, February 2000, St. Mary's City, MD "Using Spectroscopy to Determine the Mechanism of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase"
  • Industry University Chemistry Cooperative Program, October 1998, College Station, TX "The mechanism of CO oxidation at the C cluster of carbon monoxide dehydrogenase from Clostridium thermoaceticum"
  • Steenbock Symposium, June 1997, Madison, WI"The mechanism of CO oxidation at the C cluster of carbon monoxide dehydrogenase from Clostridium thermoaceticum."
  • Invited speaker, Thiel College ACS Student Affiliates, October 1996, Greenville, PA "Mechanism of CO Oxidation at the C Cluster of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase."

Recent publications

  • "Clinical test strips for rapid identification of binder materials in rock paintings" D.M. Fraser and R.A. Armitage ISA 2008 Proceedings in press
  • "Stoichiometric CO Reductive Titrations of Acetyl-CoA Synthase (Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase) from Clostridium thermoaceticum", D.M. Fraser and P.A. Lindahl, Biochemistry; 1999; 38(48); 15697–15705.
  • "Evidence for a Proposed Intermediate Redox State in the CO/CO2 Active Site of Acetyl-CoA Synthase (Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase) from Clostridium thermoaceticum", D.M. Fraser and P.A. Lindahl, Biochemistry; 1999; 38(48); 15706–15711.

Service to Community

  • Judge, Toledo science fair, 2003, 2004, 2009
  • Judge, St. Mary's County Science and Engineering Fair, 1999, 2001
  • Judge, Brazos Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair, 1994–1998
  • Judge, College Station Junior High School Science Fair, 1996–97
  • Judge, Bryan High School Science and Engineering Fair, 1996

Contact

Daniel Fraser
Office: MAH 108
Phone: 419-517-8936
Email