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Kevin A. Schug, Ph.D.


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

College of Sciences

UT Arlington

Kevin A. Schug is a Professor and the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1998 from the College of William and Mary, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2002 under the supervision of Prof. Harold M. McNair. From 2003-2005, he performed post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. Wolfgang Lindner at the University of Vienna in Austria. Since joining UTA in 2005, his research has been focused on the theory and application of separation science and mass spectrometry for solving a variety of analytical and physical chemistry problems. Two main research threads are currently pursued with some intertwined aspects: 1) Fundamental studies of chromatographic separations and mass spectrometry ionization mechanisms; and 2) isolation, characterization, and trace analysis of bioactive compounds in complex matrices. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 400 presentations, posters, and invited talks to his group's credit. He has been the primary mentor and research advisor to more than 20 graduate and 50 undergraduate students. Over the course of ten years at UTA, his research and educational efforts have been supported by over a combined $7.5 million from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, several small and major corporations, and private philanthropy; he has further contributed to capturing $17.8-Million in development support, which have been used to create the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry ( and the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies at UTA. Dr. Schug has received the 2009 Emerging Leader in Chromatography award given by LCGC magazine, an NSF CAREER award, the 2009 Eli Lilly and Company ACACC Young Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry, and the 2013 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator in Separation Science Award. For his teaching, he received the 2014 University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award and the 2014 UTA College of Science Teaching Excellence Award. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of LCGC Magazine (Advanstar), Analytica Chimica Acta (Elsevier), and the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (Springer). He is a Senior Editor for Journal of Separation Science (Wiley).