Norman E. Schmidt, Ph.D.
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Norman grew up in Wichita, KS. After college and graduate school he spent one year at the University of Texas at Austin where he did post-doctoral research under Dr. Allen J. Bard. Next, Dr. Schmidt spent 21 years at Georgia Southern University where he was very involved with undergraduate chemistry research. Some of the projects he has worked on include chemistry of the honeybee hive, onion flavor chemistry, biodiesel properties, electrogenerated chemiluninescence, essential oils from plants and where do heavy metals end up in animals when they are exposed to pollutants.
Norman and his wife, Rachel, have four children; Henry, Esther, Sarah and JD. Norman enjoys running, but is no longer able to run as much as he really would like to. He also has a number of honeybee hives which he enjoys taking care of. For many years Norman has been involved in the AWANA children’s program and feels that Bible memory is important for all Christians. Dr.
Schmidt believes in the authority of scripture and enjoys finding ways in which the Bible and the world around us are in harmony.
- General Physics
- General Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Instrumental Analysis
- 1989, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Analytical emphasis
Research Advisor: Dr. R.H.Philp, Jr.
Research Topic: “Application of Computer Simulations to the Electrochemical
Reduction of Metal Complexes.”
- 1984, Bethel College, North Newton, KS.
B.S. in Chemistry
B.S. in Physics
minor in Mathematics
- Messman, J.D.;Schmidt, N.E.;Parli, J.D.;Green, R.B., “Laser-Enhanced Ionization of
Refractory Elements in a Nitrous Oxide-Acetylene Flame”, Appl.Spectrosc., 1985,
- Schmidt,N.E.;Pan,J-.H.;Philp,R.H., “Differential Pulse Polarographic Studies of Copper
(II)-polyamine Complexes at Low Ligand Concentrations”, J.Electroanal. Chem., 1988,
- Schmidt,N.E., “Application of Extended Digital Simulations to Electrochemical
Reductions of Metal Complexes”, University of South Carolina, 1989.
- Lehman,T.A.;Renich,P.;Schmidt,N.E., “Electrochemical Recycling: The Aluminum Can
as an Energy Source”,J.Chem.Ed., 1993, 70, 495-496.
- Schmidt,N.E.;Mercer, E.E.;Philp, R.H.Jr., “A Differential Pulse Polarographic Study of
the Cadmium(II)-Nitrilotriacetic Acid System. Application of a Simple and Versatile
Simulation”, J.Electroanal.Chem., 1993, 359, 115-124.
- S. Todd Deal, Brenda Wojieshowski, James LoBue, Jessica N. Orvis, Norman Schmidt
and Jeffery A. Orvis, “Structure, Reactivity and Application: General Chemistry Reform
at a Mid-sized Public University”, The Chemist., May/June 1996, 3-6.
- Norman E. Schmidt, Leanne Santiago, Donald Eason, Kurtus Dafford, Chris Grooms,
Tammy Link, Dana Manning, Al Garza, Willie O. Chance III, Mike Walla and William
Cotham, Rapid Extraction Method of Quantitating the Lachrymatory Factor of Onion
Using Gas Chromatography, J. Ag. and Food Chemistry., 1996, 44, 2690-2693.
- G.E. Boyhan, N.E. Schmidt, F.M. Woods, D.G. Himelrick, and W.M. Randle, “Adaption
of a Spectrophotometric Assay For Pungency in Onion to a Microplate Reader”, J.
Food Quality, 1999, 22, 225-233.
- N.E. Schmidt, W. M. Randle and D.E. Kopsell, “A comparison of Lachrymatory Factor
and Pyruvic Acid Concentration in Allium Cepa”, Proceedings of the Third International
Symposium on Edible Alliaceae, October 2000, 94-96.
- Norman E. Schmidt and Scott R. Goode, “Determination of Ions in Solution by
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of Ion Exchange Membranes, Applied Spectroscopy,
2002, 56, 370-374.
- D.E. Kopsell, W.M. Randle, and N.E. Schmidt, “Sampling Time Affects Onion
Lachrymatory Factor Quantification”, Journal of the American Society for Horticultural
- M.J. Havey, M. Cantwell, M.G. Jones, R.W.Jones, N.E. Schmidt, J. Uhlig, J.F. Watson,
and K.S.Yoo, “Significant Variation Exists Among Laboratories Measuring Onion Bulb
Quality Traits” Journal of the American Society for Hort. Science, 2002, 37, 1086-1087.
- Schmidt, Norman E., Sheffield, Demaris, S., Turner, Matthew, M. and Peppers,
Kimberly, D. “Cholesterol and Phytosterols in Short-Day and Long-Day Onions (Allium
cepa.)” Bull. Biochem. Biotech. 18(1), 9-15 (2006).
- Li, Changying, Schmidt, Norman E., and Gitaitis, Ron, “Detection of Onion Postharvest
Diseases by Analyses of Headspace Volatiles Using a Gas Sensor Array and GC-MS,
LWT-Food Science and Technology 44, 1019-1025 (2011).
- Valentin Soloiu, Jeff Lewis, April Covington, David Nelson and Norman Schmidt, “Oleic
Methyl Ester Investigations in an Indirect Injection Diesel Engine; Stage One:
Combustion Investigations”, SAE International, htt;://www.sae.org , 2011-01-0616,
MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
- American Chemical Society
- member since 1984
- Savannah Area Chairman 1996
- SIGMA XI
- AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC AFFILIATION