Department Chair

  • Daniel Moriarty
    Associate Professor Chemistry
    Morrell Science Center 219
    (518) 783-2472

Dr. Kevin Rhoads


Educational Background

B.S., Chemistry, 1986- University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Graduate Education

M.S., Chemistry, 1989 - Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

Ph.D., Chemistry, 1998 - University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 110 and associated lab
  • General Chemistry II
    • CHEM 120 and associated lab
  • Analytical Chemistry I
    • CHEM 225 and associated lab
  • Environmental Chemistry
    • CHEM 230 and associated lab
  • Analytical Chemistry II
    • CHEM 415
  • Integrated Lab III
    • CHEM 416

Research Interests

My research interests concern the fate of anthropogenic substances in the environment and the effects that these materials have on the natural world. This research requires study in the laboratory, as well as at the scale of the ecosystem, and encompasses transport phenomena, geochemical reactions, and the development of reliable analytical methods for use in the field.

Recent Publications

  1. "Size-resolved ultrafine particle composition analysis Part 1: Atlanta.", K.P. Rhoads, D.J. Phares, A.S. Wexler and M.V. Johnston, J. Geophys. Res, in press (2002).
  2. "Size-resolved ultrafine particle composition analysis Part 2: Houston.", D.J. Phares, K.P. Rhoads, M.V. Johnston and A.S. Wexler, J. Geophys. Res, in press (2002).
  3. "A Comparison of Particle Mass Spectrometers During the 1999 Atlanta Supersite Experiment.", A.M. Middlebrook, D.M. Murphy, D.S. Thomson, S. Lee, K.A. Prather, D. Liu, R.J. Wenzel, D.J. Phares, K.P. Rhoads, M.V. Johnston, A.S. Wexler, J.L. Jimenez, J.T. Jayne, D.R. Worsnop, I. Yourshaw, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. Seinfeld, J. Geophys. Res, in press (2002).
  4. "Performance of a single-ultrafine-particle mass spectrometer.", D.J. Phares, K.P. Rhoads and A.S. Wexler, Aerosol Sci. Technol., in press (2002).
  5. "Application of ART-2A Algorithm To Laser Ionization Ablation Mass Spectrometry of Particle Standards.", D.J. Phares, K.P. Rhoads, A.S. Wexler, D. Kane and M.V. Johnston, Anal. Chem., 73(10), pp 2338-2344 (2001).
  6. "High-speed particle beam generation: A dynamic focusing mechanism for selecting ultrafine particles", Mallina, R.V., A.S. Wexler, K.P. Rhoads, and M.V. Johnston, Aerosol Sci. Technol., 33, 87-104, (2000).


Associate Professor