University of Charleston
David Haas
Contact Info

davidhass@ucwv.edu

304-357-4848

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Chemistry (1984) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Emphasis in Analytical Chemistry.
  • M.S. Chemistry (1983) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • B.S. Science Education (1976) Miami University, Oxford, OH.
  • B.A. Zoology (1976) Miami University, Oxford, OH.

I am interested in the application of analytical and chemical instrumentation in environmental analysis and the analysis of consumer products.  Some recent projects include the following:

  1. The determination of trace cocaine in US currency using gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
  2. The determination of trace lead in lipsticks using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry (GFAAS).
  3. The determination of artificial sweeteners in commercial beverages using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
  4. The determination of caffeine in high energy drinks in commercial beverages using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
  5. The determination of part-per-billion levels of lead in fish caught in West Virginia waters.

I perform with and teach the mountain dulcimer at various music festivals across the United States. I have produced 6 dulcimer instructional books, 4 audio CDs, and a popular chord chart. www.davehaasmusic.com