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Katherine Prater

Dr. Katherine Prater, Dean of University College and Associate Professor

Katherine Prater

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dean of University College
Ella C. McFadden Science Center 211B

Education

  • B.S. Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 1994
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Kansas, 1998       

Research Interests/Scholastic Profile

Due to responsibilities as Dean of University College, I am not actively involved in research. I am very interested in Chemical Education and hope to begin to develop some projects in the near future.  

Courses taught at Texas Wesleyan

  • CHE1315 General Chemistry
  • CHE3305 Physical Chemistry
  • NSC1403 The Nature of Physical Science
  • NSC1404 Physical Science and the Environment
  • ASE1111 Freshman Seminar
Publications

Gary R. Kinsel, Qingchun Zhao, Jayakumar Narayanasamy, Faten Yassin, H.V. Rasika Dias, Bradley Niesner, Katherine Prater, Chris St. Marie, Le Ly, and Dennis S. Marynick Arginine/2,5-Dihydroxybenzoic Acid Clusters: An Experiment and Computational Study of the Gas Phase and Solid State Systems, J.Phys.Chem.A. 2004, 108, 3153-3161.

Katherine Prater, William L. Freund, and Robert M. Bowman Ultrafast Investigations of the Photophysics of 4-Phenylbenzophenone in Solution,Chem. Phys. Lett., 1998, 295, 82.

Joseph J. Cavaleri, Katherine Prater, and Robert M. Bowman An Investigation of the Solvent Dependence on the Ultrafast Intersystem Crossing Kinetics of Xanthone, Chem. Phys. Lett., 1996, 259, 495-502. 

Presentations

Deidre L. Elson, Ashley T Milligan, Katherine Prater, and Gary Kinsel, “Synthesis, Characterization, and MALDI Analysis of Dihydroxybenzoic acid/L-proline Co-crystals” poster presentation, American Chemical Society – National Meeting, Anaheim, California, March 29, 2004.

Catherine Jenkins, Christie Hill, Katherine Prater, and Gary Kinsel, “Structure and Mass Spectra of MALDI Matrix/Amino Acid Single Crystals” poster presentation, American Chemical Society - National Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 7-11, 2002.

Catherine Jenkins, Christie Hill, Katherine Prater, and Gary Kinsel, “Use of Well-Ordered Crystals to Study the Mechanism of MALDI” poster presentation, American Chemical Society - Regional Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, October 19, 2001.

Katherine E. Prater, Chris Hartz, and John W. Bevan, "Excitation of Weakly Bound Dimers Utilizing Supersonic Jet FTIR"  poster presentation, American Chemical Society - Regional Meeting, Austin, Texas, March 24-28, 1994.

Katherine Prater, Joseph J. Cavaleri, Lars O. Husebo, and Robert M. Bowman, "Femtosecond Studies of the Solvent Dependence of Intersystem Crossing in Xanthione" APS - National Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, March 17-21, 1997.

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