Chemistry Department

Dr. Terrence A. Lee

CONTACT INFO:

E-mail: Terrence.Lee@mtsu.edu

Phone: (615)
898-5947
Office: New Science Building (SCI), Room 3053 
P.O. Box : X075

EDUCATION/INTERESTS:

(1991) B.S. Chemistry, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne FL, M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Akron, Akron OH. Analytical Chemistry: mass spectrometry, methods development. Dr. Lee teaches Introductory General Chemistry, (CHEM 111 & 112), Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 222) and Topics in Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 623). Recent research projects include solid phase extraction of metal ions from water, the effects of boric acid on the initial setting of ordinary Portland cement, and the use of GC/MS to measure kinetic isotope effects in stable isotope labeled nucleosides. Dr. Lee has also written an introductory textbook titled "A Beginner's Guide to Mass Spectral Interpretation", which is available from John Wiley & Sons.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. "Determination of Kinetic Isotope Effects using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry" P. Kline, M. Rezaee and T.A. Lee, Analytical Biochemistry, 275, 6-10 (1999).
  2. "Spreadsheet Assisted Learning in Quantitative Analysis", Judith M. Bonicamp, John W. Marsh, Terrence A. Lee and James C. Howard, The Chemical Educator 1996, 1(5): S 1430-4171 (96) 05061-3 Avail. URL: http://journals. springer-ny.com/chedr
  3. "Compositional Changes in Brewed Coffee as a Function of Brewing Time", T.A. Lee, R. Kempthorne and J.K. Hardy, Jour. of Food Sci., 57, No. 6, 1417-1419 (1992).
  4. "A Multiple Mass Spectral Line Method for Determining the Positional Specific Activities in Stable Isotope Labeled Amino Acids.", T.A. Lee, D.I. Frost, G.E. Wilson and J.K. Hardy, Anal. Biochem., 197, 321-325 (1991).
  5. "Noise Reduction of GC/MS Data Using Principal Component Analysis.", T.A. Lee, L.M. Headley and J.K. Hardy, Anal. Chem., 63, 357-360 (1991).
  6. "The Use of Multiple Mass Spectral Line Pairs for Enhanced Precision in Isotope Enrichment Studies of 15N-Labeled Amino Acids." T.A. Lee, T.M. Forrest, G.E. Wilson and J.K. Hardy, Anal. Biochem., 185, 24-28 (1990).
  7. "Evaluation of Copper Uptake by Eichhornia Crassipes." T. Lee and J.K. Hardy, J. of Envir. Sci. and Health, A22(2), 141 (1987).

COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL:

Published review "How to Use Excel in Analytical Chemistry and in General Scientific Data Analysis", July 2001, for Royal Society of Chemistry. www.rsc.org/is/journals/current/analyst/anlrev16.html

Per Teodor Cleve, MagillOnScience Earth Science Database, Salem Press Inc., Pasadena CA. Accepted for online publication, November 2001.

Explosion gas New London TX, Natural Disasters, Salem Press Inc., Pasadena CA November 2000.

"Supercritical Fluid Extraction", T.A. Lee, Magill's Survey of Science: Applied Science Series, Supplement, Salem Press Inc., Pasadena CA, May 1998.

Published review "Spreadsheet Applications in Chemistry Using Microsoft Excel", The Analyst, January 1998 Vol. 123, 3N.

"A Beginner's Guide to Mass Spectral Interpretation", T.A. Lee, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester England, 1998.

"Experiments in Quantitative Analysis", J.M. Bonicamp, G.J. Clark and T.A. Lee MTSU, 1996.

"University of Akron Freshman Chemistry Laboratory Manual", J. Bowman and T.A. Lee, University of Akron, Akron OH 1988.

PAPERS PRESENTED:

  1. "Design and Validation of a Pre- and Post -Exam as a Means of Evaluating the Knowledge Gain of Students in a General Education Science Course", Judith Iriarte-Gross and Terrence A. Lee, 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Ames IA, July 18-22, 2004.
  2. "Design and Development of a Pre- and Post-Test as a Measurement of Effectiveness in a General Education Physical Science Course", Judith Iriarte-Gross and Terrence A. Lee, 2004 Golden Goggles Research Open House, MTSU, Murfreesboro TN, April 27, 2004,
  3. "Design and Development of a Pre- and Post-Test as a Measurement of Effectiveness in a General Education Physical Science Course", Judith Iriarte-Gross and Terrence A. Lee, American Chemical Society 227the National Meeting, Anaheim CA, March 28-April 1, 2004.
  4. "Pre- and Post-Testing as a Measurement of Effectiveness in a General Education Physical Science Course";, Judith Iriarte-Gross and Terrence A. Lee, American Chemical Society 55th Southeast Regional Meeting (SERMACS 03), Atlanta GA, Nov 16-19 2003.
  5. "Pre- and Post-Testing as a Measurement of Effectiveness in a General Education Physical Science Course";, Judith Iriarte-Gross and Terrence A. Lee, Tennessee Academy of Science 113th Annual Meeting, Franklin Marriott Hotel Cool Springs Conference Center, Franklin TN, November 13-15, 2003.
  6. "An Academic Genealogy of the Members of the Chemistry Department at Middle Tennessee State University";. Tammy J. Melton and Terrence A. Lee, Tennessee Academy of Science 110th Annual Meeting, Belmont University, Nashville TN, November 17, 2000.
  7. "Aldol Condensation Products Produced during the Statis Drying of Acetone over 4A Molecular Sieves", X. Wang, T.A. Lee and M. Stewart. Department of Chemistry Open House, MTSU, Murfreesboro TN, April 14, 1999.
  8. "Analysis of Aldol Condensation Products Resulting from the Static Drying of Acetone with 4A Molecular Sieves", T. A. Lee, M.V. Stewart and X. Wang. American Chemical Society 217th National Meeting and Exposition, Anaheim CA, March 1999.
  9. "Aldol Condensation of Acetone with 4A Molecular Sieve", M. Stewart, X. Wang and T.A. Lee. American Chemical Society 50th Southeastern Regional Meeting (SERMACS 98), Nov 4-7 1998.
  10. "Aldol Condensation Products Produced during the Static Drying of Acetone over 4A Molecular Sieves", X. Wang, M. Stewart and T.A. Lee, Tennessee Academy of Sciences 108th Meeting, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville TN Nov 20, 1998.
  11. "Use of Stable Isotopes with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy to Measure Kinetic Isotope Effects", M. Rezaee, P.C. Kline and T.A. Lee. Chemistry Department Research Open House, MTSU, Murfreesboro TN April 10, 1997.
  12. "Using Spreadsheets in Quantitative Analysis", J.W. Marsh, J.M. Bonicamp, T.A. Lee, J.C. Howard. 10th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Asheville N.C. April 18-20, 1996.
  13. "Spreadsheat Assisted Learning in Quantitative Analysis", J.W. Marsh, T.A. Lee, J.C. Howard and J. Bonicamp. American Chemical Society 47th Southwest/51st Southeast Joint Regional Meeting, Memphis TN, Nov 29 - Dec 1, 1995.
  14. "Effects of Static Drying of Acetone with 4A Molecular Sieves", M.V. Stewart, J.C. Howard and T.A. Lee. American Chemical Society 27th Central Regional Meeting, John S. Knight Center, Akron OH, May 31- June 2, 1995.
  15. "A Time Usage Study of Students in a Chemistry Laboratory", T.A. Lee and B.J. Hood. Tennessee Academy of Sciences 103rd Meeting, David Lipscomb University, Nashville TN, November 1994.
  16. "Seasonal Variation of Pollutant Metals in a Missouri Creek System", B.J. Hood, C.E. Green, C. Hollingsworth, T.A. Lee, American Chemical Society 45th Southeast Regional Meeting, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City TN, October 1993.
  17. "Melting Point - Composition Diagram of the Camphene-Benzoic Acid System", M.V. Stewart, T.A. Lee, C.S. Blamy, J.T. Kuethe, L.M. Lorance, S.Y. Lu, P.S. Mason, S.S. Sengsavang, P.G. Sullivan. Tennessee Academy of Sciences 102nd Meeting, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville TN, November 1992.
  18. "Changes in Coffee Composition with Time", T.A. Lee, MTSU and J.K. Hardy, The University of Akron. Tennessee Academy of Sciences 101st Meeting, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN, November 1991.
  19. "Characterization of Amino Acids in Collagen by GC/MS", D.I. Frost, T.A. Lee, G.E. Wilson and J.K. Hardy. American Chemical Society 201st National Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta GA, April 1991.
  20. "Factors Affecting the Composition of Brewed Coffee", T.A. Lee and J.K. Hardy, American Chemical Society 201st National Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta GA, April 1991.
  21. "Noise Reduction of GC/MS Data Using Principal Component Analysis", T.A Lee, L.M. Headley and J.K. Hardy. 1990 Gordon Conference on Analytical Chemistry, August 1990.
  22. "Selective Ion Monitoring for Determining the Position of Isotope Labels", T.A. Lee and J.K. Hardy. American Chemical Society 199th National Meeting and Exposition, Boston MA, April 1990.
  23. "Solid-State NMR and GC/MS Studies of the Effect of Cephalothin on B. Subtilis Cell Wall Metabolism", T.M. Forrest, G.E. Wilson, J.K. Hardy, T.A. Lee, J. Schaefer and Y. Pan. American Chemical Society 199th National Meeting and Exposition, Boston MA, April 1990.
  24. "B. subtilis Cell Wall Structure and Metabolism", G.E. Wilson, T.M. Forrest, W.G. Kofron, T.A. Lee and J.K. Hardy, The University of Akron, Akron OH and J.F. Schaefer and Y. Pan, Washington University, St. Louis MO. Gordon Conference on Enzymes, Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways, Meriden NH, July 1989.
  25. "Stable Isotope Dilution Studies of Amino Acids by GC/MS", T.A. Lee, T.M. Forrest, G.E. Wilson and J.K. Hardy, American Chemical Society 197th National Meeting and Exposition, Dallas TX, April 1989.
  26. "Characterization of Bacterial Cell Walls Using Solids NMR and GC/MS", T. Forrest, G. Wilson, J.K. Hardy, T. Lee and J. Schaefer, Third Chemical Congress of North America - National American Chemical Society Joint Meeting, Toronto, Ontario Canada, June 1988.