Department of Systems Engineering & Management

Department of Systems Engineering & Management
AFIT Faculty: Daniel L. Felker
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name: Daniel L Felker
Title: Chemist
Commercial Phone: (937) 255-3636 (7410)
DSN Phone: 785-7410 ()
EDUCATION

PhD Analytical Chemist 2005 Kansas State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

 

Reseach Interests: include the study of the surface chemistry of oxide free phosphate surfaces of magnesium, zinc and manganese; thermal decontamination of

Bacillus anthracis spores by inductive heating; simulated nuclear UV-flash effects on automotive paint and aircraft paint; thermogravimetric analysis of the Bacillus anthracis spores to include analysis of their gaseous produces by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and Ion trap mass (IT-MS) spectrum analysis; construction of bio-reactors mimicking wastewater treatment plants; and method development for the analysis of organophosphate compounds using gas chromatography (GC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and ion chromatography (IC).

More recently Dr. Felker has begun research in using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) with the aid of gas phase FT-IR and GC-MS on the evolved gas to identify and quantify organophosphate absorbates on water infrastructure materials. He also studies electrochemical detection using peptides of selected organophosphates using a flow through cell with a focus on sensitivity and cost effectiveness.

TGA can be used to study the degradation of materials, including biological materials. This degradation occurs via many different mechanisms including oxidation, which results in a mass gain, or pyrolysis, which is the thermochemical decomposition in the absence of oxygen or a halogen at elevated temperatures.

 

EXPERTISE
  • LIQUID AND GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY
  • ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
  • MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION
  • NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • POLYMERS
  • SOLID STATE PHYSICS
  • SPECTROSCOPY
  • WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION-TECHNICAL ASPECTS
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH PAPERS

 

Bone 53(2), 421-429

 

 

Felker D.L, Sherwood P.M.A.,.Zinc Phosphate (Zn3(PO4)2) by XPS: Surface Science Spectra2002

Felker D.L, Sherwood P.M.A.,.Magnesium Phosphate (Mg3(PO4)2) by XPS: Surface Science Spectra2002

Stahler, A.C., Monahan, J.L., Dagher, J.M., Baker, J.D., Markopoulos, M.M., Iragena, D.B., NeJame, B.M., Slaughter, R., Felker, D., Burggraf, L.W., Isaac, L.A.C., Grossie, D., Gagnon, Z.E., Sizemore, I.E.P. (2013) "Evaluating the Abnormal Ossification in Tibiotarsi of Developing Chick Embryos Exposed to 1.0 ppm Doses of Platinum Group Metals by Spectroscopic Techniques,"

AWARDS & HONORS

 

AFIT Civilian Employee of the Quarter (Category II) for the second quarter of 2013