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Dr. Napper is a physical chemist who teaches both freshman level chemistry courses (CHEM1121/1141/1142), 分析化学(CHEM3323/3325), and the senior level physical chemistry sequence (CHEM4431/4432).

Prof. Napper's research has spanned the fields of computational chemistry, 激光光谱学, 发酵科学. He served as department chair for 自然科学 from 2012 – 2018, 短暂地被任命为代理艺术院长 & 2015 - 2016学年理科课程. He has held several positions with the Central Ohio American Chemical Society, 包括主席和秘书.

在他的休息时间,博士. Napper enjoys reading, star-trek, and brewing the occasional batch of beer.


1. CdSe量子点光伏电池的构建

CdSe quantum dots of various sizes were prepared using a previously published procedure. These quantum dots were physisorbed onto a nanocrystalline rutile TiO₂ layer and a photovoltaic cell was constructed using two layers of ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) doped glass, 一种石墨电极制造技术, I₂/I₃(电解质). iV (current-voltage) curves were measured and used to calculate efficiency.

不同长度的烷烃硫醇, ω终止于COOH官能团, were used to covalently attach the quantum dots to the TiO₂ layer. 并与物理吸附体系进行了效率比较.









2. Analysis of Banknotes for Cocaine Using Single-Ion-Mode (SIM) Gas-Chromatograph/Mass-Spectrometry (GC/MS)

从5美元中提取了可卡因, $10, 以及使用稀释盐酸的20美元钞票, 其次是稀释的NH₃. The cocaine was concentrated using a C-18 solid phase extraction column, 然后用甲醇洗脱. Injection of a 1 µL sample into a GC-MS allowed for identification of cocaine. 建立标准曲线后, it was possible to determine how much cocaine was present on each bank note. Amounts ranging from nanograms (10⁻⁹ g) to micrograms (10⁻⁶ g) were detected on each note.



3. Construction of a Diode-Laser Light-Scattering Spectrometer and the Determination of Kinetic Parameters of Colloidal Sulfur Formation

A diode-laser light scattering spectrometer was constructed using a previously published procedure. Colloidal sulfur was generated using the reaction between dilute HCl and Na₂S₂O₃, and the kinetics of sulfur formation was generated by measuring scattered laser light intensity vs. time.






4. High-Resolution Infrared Spectroscopic Study of Polyatomic Gases

HCl(g), HBr(g), HI(g), H和C₂₂(g), 还有同位素DCl, DBr, DI, 和C₂D₂在IR气体池中生成并收集. 高分辨率(0.5cm(¹)采集FTIR光谱, and rotational-vibrational (ro-vib) parameters were calculated by analysis of the P-(Q)-R branches of the ro-vib spectra.

5. Fusel Alcohol Concentration as a Function of Fermentation Temperature Monitored Using GC/MS

Fermentation of sugars at elevated temperatures leads to generation of undesirable fusel alcohols. These fusel alcohols contribute to an off-taste of distilled spirits, 还会导致宿醉. This project investigated the fermentation of glucose using brewers yeast (酿酒酵母)在不同的温度和发酵时间. 杂醇醇的浓度:1-丙醇, 1-butanol, and 1-pentanol were determined by injection of 1 µL samples into a GC/MS, 并使用内部标准进行分析.



  • Chairperson, Department of 自然科学: May 2012 – May 2018
  • 艺术学院代理院长 & 科学:2015年9月- 2016年6月
  • 科学博览会评委,2001年至今
  • 2016 - 2017年AQIP 2类团队成员
  • 学术上诉委员会,2012 - 2018年
  • 教务战略规划委员会,2016
  • 安全 & 安全委员会,2014 - 2016年
  • 持续改进 & 任务委员会,2013 - 2015年
  • 大学技术咨询委员会,2004 - 2011年
  • Co-chair, Ohio Department of Higher 教育, Transfer Pathways in Math & 科学,2017 - 2018
  • 当选主席(2013年), 椅子(2014), 前任主席(2015), 秘书(2016 - 2017), 俄亥俄中谷美国化学学会


  1. N. Balabai B. 林惇,. 打盹的人,. Priyadarshy,. P. 苏哈列夫斯基和D. H. Waldeck; “Orientational Dynamics of β-Cyclodextrin 包容 Complexes,” 物理化学杂志B1998; 102(48); 9617 – 9624.   DOI: 10.1021 / jp982756e
  2. I. 读,. 打盹的人,. 卡普兰,米. B. Zimmt和D. H. Waldeck; “Solvent-Mediated Electronic Coupling: The Role of Solvent Placement,” 美国化学学会杂志1999; 121(47); 10976 – 10986.   DOI: 10.1021 / ja992281k
  3. I. 读,. 打盹的人,米. B. Zimmt和D. H. Waldeck; “Electron Transfer in Aromatic Solvents: The Importance of Quadrupolar Interactions,” 物理化学杂志A2000; 104(41); 9385 – 9394.   DOI: 10.1021 / jp001727c
  4. A. M. 打盹的人,我. 读,D. H. 尼古拉斯·沃戴克. 主管,Anna M. 奥利弗和M. N. Paddon-Row; “An Unequivocal Demonstration of the Importance of Nonbonded 联系s in the Electronic Coupling between Electron Donor and Acceptor Units of Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Molecules,” 美国化学学会杂志2000; 122(21); 5220 – 5221.   DOI: 10.1021 / ja000611r
  5. R. W. 卡普兰,. M. 打盹的人,. H. Waldeck和M. B. Zimmt; “Solvent Mediated Coupling Across 1 nm: Not a π Bond in Sight,” 美国化学学会杂志2000; 122(48); 12039 – 12040.   DOI: 10.1021 / ja002264r
  6. A. M. 打盹的人,. 刘,D. H. Waldeck; “The Nature of Electronic Coupling through Insulating Barriers on Au Electrodes. The Importance of Chain Composition, Interchain Coupling, and Quantum Interference,” 物理化学杂志B.2001; 105(32); 7699 – 7707.   DOI: 10.1021/jp0105140
  7. R. 卡普兰,. M. 打盹的人,. H. Waldeck和M. B. Zimmt; “The Role Played by Orbital Energetics in Solvent Mediated Electronic Coupling,” 物理化学杂志A.2002; 106(10); 1917 – 1925.   DOI: 10.1021 / jp011603f
  8. A. M. 打盹的人,我. 阅读,维. H. Waldeck R. W. 卡普兰和M. B. Zimmt; “Electron Transfer Reactions of C-shaped Molecules in Alkylated Aromatic Solvents: Evidence that the Effective Electronic Coupling Magnitude Is Temperature-Dependent,” 物理化学杂志A.2002; 106(18); 4784 – 4793.   DOI: 10.1021/jp0204455
  9. A. M. 打盹的人,我. 阅读,R. Kaplan; M. B. Zimmt和D. H. Waldeck; “Solvent Mediated Superexchange in a C-Clamp Shaped Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Molecule: The Correlation between Solvent Electron Affinity and Electronic Coupling,” 物理化学杂志A.2002; 106(21); 5288 – 5296.   DOI: 10.1021/jp014529+
  10. A. M. 打盹的人,. J. 头,一个. M. 奥利弗,M. J. 谢泼德,M. N. Paddon-Row,我. 读,D. H. Waldeck; “Use of U-shaped Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Molecules To Study Electron Tunneling through Nonbonded 联系s,” 美国化学学会杂志2002;124(34); 10171 – 10181.   DOI: 10.1021 / ja025683s
  11. A. M. 刘海英,刘海英. 山本,D. Khoshtariya和D. H. Waldeck; “Effect of Molecular Properties on Electron Transmission through Organic Monolayer films” in “Molecules as components of electronic devices”; Marya Lieberman, editor; ACS Symposium Series 844; American Chemical Society: New York, NY; 2003, 62 – 75.   DOI: 10.1021/bk-2003-0844.ch006