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Kevin Owens, PhD

Associate Professor

Kevin Owens, PhD

Office: Stratton Hall 415
Phone: 215.895.2621
Email: kevin.owens@drexel.edu

Fax: 215.895.2621

Website:
http://www.chemistry.drexel.edu/people/owens/owens.asp
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Education

  • BS, University of New Hampshire, 1982
  • PhD, Indiana University, 1989

Research Interests

Mass spectrometry research, including the development of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) techniques for use with biological and synthetic polymer systems, and the development of chemometric techniques for improved data analysis.


Publications

  • R.B. Opsal, K.G. Owens, J.P. Reilly*, "Resolution in the Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer", Anal. Chem., 57, 1884-9, 1985.
  • K.G. Owens, J.P. Reilly*, "Probing Argon-Benzene van der Waals Molecules and Isotopically Substituted Benzene with Laser Ionization Mass Spectrometry", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 2, 1589-93, 1985.
  • R.B. Opsal, K.G. Owens, J.P. Reilly*, "Chromatographic Effluent Detection with Laser Ionization Mass-Spectrometry", Journal of the Optical Society of America A-Optics Image Science and Vision, 2(13), P69, 1985.
  • E. Sekreta, K.G. Owens, J.P. Reilly*, "Intensity-Dependent Laser Ionization Experiments Involving the 1B1u State of Benzene", Chem. Phys. Lett., 132, 450-5, 1986.
  • K.G. Owens, C.F. Bauer*, C.L. Grant, "Effects of Analytical Calibration Models on Detection Limit Estimates", in L.A. Currie, ed., Detection in Analytical Chemistry: Importance, Theory & Practice, ACS Symposium Series #361, 1988.
  • E. Sekreta, K. Owens, A. Engel, J.P. Reilly*, "Applications of Laser Ionization Spectroscopy", Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 43b, 679-86, 1988.
  • K.G. Owens*, "Application of Correlation Analysis Techniques to Mass Spectral Data", Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, 27(1), 1-49, 1992.
  • Z.Q. Zhao, C.S. Parmenter, D.B. Moss, A.J. Bradley, A.E.W. Knight*, K.G. Owens, "p-Fluorotoluene 1. Methyl (CH3 and CD3) Internal Rotation in the S1 and S0 States", J. Chemical Physics, 96(9), 6362-77, 1992.
  • A.B. Smith, III*, R.M. Strongin, L. Brard, G.T. Furst, W.J. Romanow, K.G. Owens, R.C. King, "1,2-Methanobuckminsterfullerene (C61H2), The Parent Fullerene Cyclopropane: Synthesis and Structure", J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 115, 5829-30, 1993.
  • Amos B. Smith, III*, Robert M. Strongin, Laurent Brard, GeorgeT. Furst, William J. Romanow, Kevin G. Owens, Robert J. Goldschmidt, "C71H2 Cyclopropanes and Annulenes: Synthesis and Characterization", J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun, 1994, 2187-8.
  • Shang J. Tsay, Kevin G. Owens*, Kenneth W. Aniolek, David L. Miller, Nicholas P. Cernansky, "Detection of CN using Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing", Optics Letters, 20(16), 1725-8, 1995.
  • Amos B. Smith, III*, Robert M. Strongin, Laurent Brard, GeorgeT. Furst, William J. Romanow, Kevin G. Owens*, Robert J. Goldschmidt, R.C. King, "Synthesis of Prototypical Fullerene Cyclopropanes and Annulenes. Isomer Differentiation via NMR and UV Spectroscopy", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 117, 5492-5502, 1995.
  • Timothy M. Laumakis, Joseph P. Martin, Sibel Pamucku, Kevin Owens, "Adsorption of Lead in Fly Ash Subgrades for Waste Disposal Facilities", Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation and Hazardous Waste Management, Proceedings of the National Conference, Pittsburgh, July 23-26, 1995, p. 528-535, 1995.
  • Amos B. Smith, III*, Robert M. Strongin, Laurent Brard, GeorgeT. Furst, Joshua H. Atkins, William J. Romanow, Martin Saunders*, Hugo A. Jiminez-Vazquez, Kevin G. Owens, Robert J. Goldschmidt, "Synthesis and Characterization of the First C70O Epoxides. Utilization of  3He NMR in Analysis of Fullerene Derivatives”, J. Organic Chem., 61(6), 1904-5, 1996.
  • Yansan Xiong, Kevin G. Owens, Dane E. Karr, Paul O. Danis* "A Novel Cationization Reagent for the Analysis of Hydrocarbon Polymers by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry", Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 10(7), 862-9, 1996.
  • Kenneth W. Aniolek, David L. Miller, Nicholas P. Cernansky, Kevin G. Owens*, "Generation of 1.30-1.55 um Tunable Radiation from First Stokes Raman Shifting in Hydrogen", Applied Spectroscopy, 51(6), 820-6, 1997.
  • Russell R. Hensel, Richard C. King, Kevin G. Owens*, "Electrospray Sample Preparation for Improved Quantitation in Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry", Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 11(16), 1785-93, 1997.
  • Scott D. Hanton*, Paula A. Cornelio Clark, Kevin G. Owens, "Investigations of MALD/I Sample Preparation by ToF-SIMS", J. American Society of Mass Spectrometry, 10(2), 104-111, 1999.
  • Carmen L. Fernandez-Metzler*, Thomas A. Baillie, Kevin G. Owens, Richard C. King, "Rapid LC-MS/MS Based Screening Procedures for Studies of the Biotransformation of Drug Candidates", Drug Metabolism and Disposition, 27(1), 32-40, 1999.
  • Stephen F. Macha, Patrick A. Limbauch*, Scott D. Hanton, Kevin G. Owens, "Matrix-Silver Cluster Interferences in the Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-MS) of Non-Polar Polymers”, J. Amer. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 12(6), 732-43, 2001.
  • M. Emig, D. L. Miller, R. I. Billmers*, N. P. Cernansky, K. G. Owens, "Cavity Enhanced Magneto-Optic Rotation: A Sensitive and Selective Technique for Detection of Paramagnetic Species", Chemical and Physical Processes in Combustion, 428-431, 2001.
  • Mary Emig, Richard I. Billmers*, Kevin G. Owens, Nicholas P. Cernansky, David L. Miller, "Sensitive and Selective Detection of Paramagnetic Species using Cavity Enhanced Magneto-Optic Rotation", Applied Spectroscopy, 56(7), 863-8, 2002.
  • Colin S. Creaser*, James C. Reynolds, Andrew J. Hoteling, William F. Nichols, Kevin G. Owens, "Atmospheric Pressure-Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry of Synthetic Polymers: A Comparison with MALDI-TOF”, European Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 9(1), 33-44, 2003.
  • Andrew J. Hoteling, Kenji Kawaoka, Mary C. Goodberlet, Wan-Mo Yu, Kevin G. Owens*, "Optimization of MALD/I TOF CID – MS/MS of Poly(Ethylene Glycol)", Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 17, 1671-6, 2003.
  • Scott D. Hanton*, Kevin G. Owens, William Blair*, Ingrid Z. Hyder, James R Stets, Charles M. Guttman, and Anthony Giuseppetti, "Investigations of Electrospray Sample Deposition for Polymer MALDI", J. American Society of Mass Spectrometry, 15(2), 168-179, 2004.
  • Andrew J. Hoteling and Kevin G. Owens*, "Improved PSD and CID on a MALDI/TOFMS", J. American Society of Mass Spectrometry, 15(4), 523-35, 2004. [Supplemental Material]
  • Andrew J. Hoteling, William J. Erb, Robert J. Tyson, III and Kevin G. Owens*, "Exploring the Importance of the Relative Solubility of Matrix and Analyte in MALDI Sample Preparation using HPLC", Analytical Chemistry, 76(17), 5157-5164, 2004.
  • Scott D. Hanton*, David A. Parees, Kevin G. Owens, "MALDI PSD of Low Molecular Weight Ethoxylated Polymers", Intl. J. Mass Spectrom., 238(3), 257-264, 2004.
  • Andrew J. Hoteling, Thomas H. Mourey, Kevin G. Owens*, "The Importance of Solubility in the Sample Preparation of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) for MALD/I TOFMS", Analytical Chemistry, 77(3), 750-756, 2005.
  • Thomas H. Mourey*, Andrew J. Hoteling, Stephen T. Balke, Kevin G. Owens, "Molar Mass Distributions of Polymers from SEC and MALDI-TOF MS: Methods for Comparison", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 97, 627-639, 2005.
  • Scott D. Hanton*, Kevin G. Owens, Cynthia Chavez-Eng, Anne-Mette Hoberg, and Peter J. Derrick, "Updating Evidence for Cationization of Polymers in the Gas Phase during Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization", European Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 11(1), 23-29, 2005.
  • Scott D. Hanton* and Kevin G. Owens, "Using MESIMS to Analyze Polymer MALDI Matrix Solubility", J. American Society of Mass Spectrometry, 16, 1172-1180, 2005.
  • William J. Erb, Kevin G. Owens*, Scott D. Hanton, "A Study of Gas Phase Cationization in Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry", Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 20(14), 2165-9, 2006.
  • William J. Erb and Kevin G. Owens*, "Development of a Dual-Spray Electrospray Deposition System", Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 22, (8), 1168-1174, 2008.
  • Jean-Claude Bradley*, Khalid Baig Mirza, Tom Osborne, Antony Wiliams, Kevin Owens, "Optimization of the Ugi Reaction Using Parallel Synthesis and Automated Liquid Handling", Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE), (21), 2008.
  • David B. Lenhert, David L. Miller, Nicholas P. Cernansky, Kevin G. Owens, "The Oxidation of a Gasoline Surrogate in the Negative Temperature Coefficient Region", Combustion and Flame, 156(3), 549-564, 2009.