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Dr. Linda Gao

Associate Professor
Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology Department
Office: York 303
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8013900 College St, Box 8013BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4210(254) 295-4210
Subjects Taught: Introduction to Forensic Science, College Chemistry, General Chemistry I and II, Quantitative Analysis, Advanced Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Research
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; M.S. Analytical Chemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; B.S. Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun, China
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GRANTS AND AWARDS
  • Faculty Advisor, American Chemical Society Student Chapter Outstanding Award, 2016.
  • National Meeting Travel Grant for the student chapter for attending the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, $300, March 13-15, 2016.
  • Departmental Research Grant of The Welch Foundation, $60,000, Co-Investigator, 2016~2018.
  • Faculty Advisor, American Chemical Society Student Chapter Outstanding Award, 2015.
  • Departmental Research Grant of The Welch Foundation, $30,000, Co-Investigator, 2015~2016.
  • UMHB Faculty Development Funds, $5,000, 2014~2015.
  • Faculty Advisor, American Chemical Society Student Chapter Honorable Mention Award, 2014.
  • National Meeting Travel Grant for the student chapter for attending the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, $300, April 6-8, 2013.
  • Faculty Advisor, American Chemical Society Student Chapter Green Chemistry Award and American Chemical Society Student Chapter Commendable Award, 2013.
  • Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (matched by the University), $16,145, Principal Investigator, 2012.
  • UMHB Summer Research Grant, $10,000, 2012.
  • Departmental Research Grant of The Welch Foundation, $25,000/year, Co-Investigator, 2011~2015.
  • UMHB Faculty Development Funds, $8,000, 2009~2010.
  • Contributor to the development of “Nanochannel-Based Fuel Cells”. This project received Nano 50 Award for the “best of the best” top 50 technologies, awarded by Nanotech Briefs magazine, 2006.
  • Travel Grant to the 18th International Symposium on Microscale Bioseparations, New Orleans, LA, February 2005, California Separation Science Society (CaSSS). 
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, $400, Graduate School of Texas Tech University, 2005.
  • Texas Excellence Fund Fellowship, Texas Tech University, 2002.
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship, Jilin University, China, 1995~1999. 
PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL AND BOOK PUBLICATIONS (* = UMHB undergraduate student)
  • "Great Services, Fun Learning, and Success", Lin Gao (corresponding author), Joy Ahlgren-Beckendorf, book chapter in "Building and Maintaining Award-Winning ACS Student Members", American Chemical Society (ACS) Books: Washington, DC, 2016; accepted.
  • "Beyond the Vehicle Operation Cycle", Lin Gao, Zach C. Winfield*, International Innovation, 2015, 178, 80-81.
    • This is an invited article published in the Energy Edition of the journal.
  • “Evaluating the Energy Consumption and Emissions of Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells”, Lin Gao, Malintha C. Abeysiri*, Zach C. Winfield*International Journal of Energy Science, 2012, 2 (5), 211-216.
  • “Life Cycle Assessment of Environmental and Economic Impacts of Advanced Vehicles”, Lin Gao, Zach C. Winfield*, Energies, 2012, 5, 605-620.
  • “Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Alternative Fuels”, Lin Gao, International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 2011, 1 (6), 1-8.
  • “An Economic Approach for Construction of a Multiplexed Capillary Electrophoresis System”, Shaorong Liu, Qiaosheng Pu, Lin Gao, Joann Lu, Talanta, 2006, 70, 644-650.
  • “Comprehensive Protein Profiling by Multiplexed Capillary Zone Electrophoresis Using Cross-Linked Polyacrylamide Coated Capillaries ”, Shaorong Liu, Lin Gao, Qiaosheng Pu, Joann J. Lu, Xingjia Wang, Journal of Proteome Research., 2006, 5, 323-329.
  • “From Nanochannel-Induced Proton Conduction Enhancement to a Nanochannel-Based Fuel Cell”, Shaorong Liu, Qiaosheng Pu, Lin Gao, Carol Korzeniewski, Carolyn Matzke, Nano Letters, 2005, 5, 1389-1393.
    • This project received Nano 50 Award for the “best of the best” top 50 technologies, awarded by Nanotech Briefs magazine, 2006.
  • “Cross-Linked Polyacrylamide Coating for Capillary Isoelectric Focusing”, Lin Gao, Shaorong Liu, Analytical Chemistry, 2004, 76, 7179-7186.
  • “The Efficiency of Methanol Conversion to CO2 on Thin Films of Pt and PtRu Fuel Cell Catalysts”, Lin Gao, Huiliang Huang, Carol Korzeniewski, Electrochimica Acta, 2004, 49, 1281-1287.
  • “Methanol Electrochemistry at Carbon-Supported Pt and PtRu Fuel Cell Catalysts: Voltammetric and In Situ Infrared Spectroscopic Measurements at 23 °C and 60 °C”, Ganesh Vijayaraghavan, Lin Gao, Carol Korzeniewski, Langmuir, 2003, 19, 2333-2337.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND OFFICES
  • Alternate Councilor of Heart O’ Texas Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), 2015~present.
  • Program Committee of the Annual International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process (CCECP), 2014~2015.
  • Outreach Coordinator of Heart O' Texas Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), 2012~present.
  • Chair of Heart O’ Texas Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), 2012.
  • Member of Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas (ACT2), 2012~present.
  • Chair Elect of Heart O’ Texas Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), 2011.
  • Member of Texas Academy of Science (TAS), 2008, 2009, 2011~present.
  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS), 2000~present.
EDITORIAL POSITIONS AND JOURNAL REVIEWS
  • Batteries, Editorial Board, 2015~present.
  • International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Editorial Board, 2012~present.
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Journal of Chromatography B
  • Analytica Chimica Acta
  • Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Engineering
  • Energies
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
  • Sustainability
  • SAE International
  • Journal of Mathematical Biology
  • Journal of Developmental Biology and Tissue Engineering
  • British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade
FACULTY ADVISOR OF THE STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
  • Our Sigma Pi chemistry student club has been an American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter since 1977.
  • Activities include taking students to conferences, UMHB chemistry alumni speaker seminars, Demos in the Dark, Science Saturday, National Chemistry Week, Earth Day, Adopt-A-Highway, and Chemistry with The Cru.
  • The chapter events have provided leadership and service opportunities to our students and have reached more than 200 people every year with positive meassages about UMHB and Chemistry. Please visit the "UMHB Sigma Pi" on facebook to view our favorite pictures from various events. 
 
Research Interests
  • Evaluation of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of alternative fuels.
  • Fuel cell catalysts and fuel cell electrochemistry.

 

Dr. Linda Gao
Dr. Linda Gao
Dr. Linda Gao