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F. James Holler

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Department of Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0055

(606) 257-5884

E-Mail: holler@pop.uky.edu

1520 White Oak Pike
Stamping Ground, KY 40379

(502) 863-2451

Personal

  • Born, August 6, 1946, Muncie, Indiana
  • Married, three children

Education

  • B.S., Ball State University, 1968
  • M.S., Chemistry, Ball State University, 1973
  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Michigan State University, 1977

Professional Experience

  • High School Teacher, Cambridge City, Indiana, 1968-73
  • Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, 1973-77
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 1977-83
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 1983-95
  • Director, Modern Studies Minicollege, 1994-present
  • Professor of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 1995-present

Current Research Interests

  • Reaction Rate Methods of Analysis
  • Kinetics and Mechanisms of Analytical Reactions
  • Applications of Stopped-Flow Mixing to Rate Methods
  • Unusual Detection Methods for Stopped-Flow Mixing Systems
  • Automated Conductometric Titrations
  • Chemical Instrumentation and Automation
  • Applications of Microcomputers to Chemical Problems
  • Flow Injection Analysis
  • Photochemical Instrumentation
  • Laser Raman Spectroscopy
  • Chemical Education

Professional Activities

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy
  • Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • Textbook Authors Association
  • Kentucky Academy of Sciences
  • Mikrochimica Acta Editorial Board, 1989-present
  • Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation Advisory Panel, 1984-86
  • Analytical Chemistry Committee, Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society, 1992-94

Honors

  • Sigma Zeta Science and Mathematics Honorary
  • Nominated for Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Member of group of fifteen finalists (twice).
  • Department of Chemistry Teaching Award, 1992-93
  • University of Kentucky Alumni Association Great Teacher Award, 1993

Research Publications

  1. T. A. Nieman, F. J. Holler and C. G. Enke, "Reaction Rate Method for Determining Trace Concentrations of Cyanamide," Anal. Chem. , 48 , 899 (1976).
  2. F. J. Holler, S. R. Crouch and C. G. Enke, "Transducer for Measurement of Flow Rates in Stopped-Flow Mixing Systems," Anal. Chem. , 48 , 1429 (1976).
  3. F. J. Holler, T. V. Atkinson, T. G. Kelly and C. G. Enke, "Computer Interface for Incremental Control of X-Y Plotter," American Laboratory , 8 , 9 (1976).
  4. F. J. Holler, S. R. Crouch and C. G. Enke, "Computerized Circuit for the Measurement of Rapid Temperature Changes," Chem. Instrum. , 8 (2), 111 (1977).
  5. S. R. Crouch, F. J. Holler, P. K. Notz and P. M. Beckwith, "Stopped-Flow Mixing for Automated Fast Analysis," Appl. Spectroscopy Rev. , 13 (2), 165 (1977).
  6. K. J. Caserta, F. J. Holler, S. R. Crouch and C. G. Enke, "A Computer-Controlled Bipolar Pulse Conductivity System for Applications in Chemical Rate Determinations," Anal. Chem. , 50 , 1534 (1978).
  7. F. J. Holler and W. C. Matekya, "Modular Chemically Inert Mixer for Flow and Stopped-Flow Experiments," Anal. Chem. , 52 , 354 (1980).
  8. F. J. Holler, S. R. Crouch and C. G. Enke, "Critical Study of Temperature Effects in Stopped-Flow Mixing Systems," Anal. Chim. Acta , 117 , 99 (1980).
  9. F. J. Holler, S. R. Crouch and C. G. Enke, "Software Cursor Algorithm for Interactive Graphics," Computer Chem. , 4 , 54 (1980).
  10. P. K. Notz, F. J. Holler and S. R. Crouch, "Computer-Controlled Stopped-Flow Kinetics System for Fast Reaction-Rate Measurements," accepted for publication in Anal. Chem.
  11. R. C. Balciunas, F. J. Holler, P. K. Notz, E. R. Johnson, L. D. Rothman and S. R. Crouch, "Microcomputer-Controlled Reagent System," Anal. Chem. , 53 , 1484 (1981).
  12. S. F. Simpson and F. J. Holler, "Design and Evaluation of a Potentiometric Detection System for Flow Injection Titrimetry," Anal. Chem. , 54 , 43 (1982).
  13. G. R. Williams, L. M. Tolbert and F. J. Holler, "Correction of Exponential Response Functions by Least Squares Polynominal Smoothing," Anal. Chem. , 54 , 256 (1982).
  14. F. J. Holler, R. K. Calhoun and S. F. McClanahan, "Minimization of Errors in Reaction Rate Methods Through Optimization of Measurement Time," Anal. Chem. , 54 , 755 (1982).
  15. F. J. Holler, J. P. Avery, S. R. Crouch and C. G. Enke, "Experiments in Electronics, Instrumentation, and Microcomputers," Benjamin-Cummings, Menlo Park, 1982.
  16. C. G. Enke, S. R. Crouch, F. J. Holler, H. V. Malmstadt and J. P. Avery, "Electronics, Instrumentation, and Microcomputers: Principles and Practice for the Microcircuit Age," Anal. Chem. , 54 , 367A (1982).
  17. S. F. Simpson, J. R. Kincaid and F. J. Holler, "Microdroplet Mixing for Rapid Reaction Kinetics with Raman Spectrometric Detection," Anal. Chem. , 55 , 1420 (1983).
  18. C. H. Olk, V. Yeh, F. J. Holler and P. C. Eklund, "In Situ Raman Scattering Studies of the Electrochemical Intercalation of Graphite in Sulfuric Acid," Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., M. S. Dresselhaus, Ed., Elsevier Sequoia S. A., Lausanne, 20 , 259 (1983).
  19. F. J. Holler and C. G. Enke, "Conductance Instrumentation," in Laboratory Technique in Electroanalytical Chemistry , (P. T. Kissinger and W. R. Heineman, Eds.), Marcel Dekker, 1984, pp. 235-266.
  20. S. F. McClanahan, R. F. Dallinger, F. J. Holler and J. R. Kincaid, "Mixed-Ligand Poly(pyridine) Complexes of Ruthenium(II). Resonance Raman Spectroscopic Evidence for Selective Population of Ligand-Localized 3 MLCT Excited States," J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 107 , 4853 (1985).
  21. F. J. Holler, L. M. Tolbert and J. A. Schomaker, "A Carbanion Approach to 'Doped' Polyacetylene: Poly (Acetylene-Co-1,3-Butadiene)," Synthetic Metals , 15 , 195-199 (1986).
  22. P. C. Eklund, C. H. Olk and F. J. Holler, "Raman Scattering Study of the Staging Kinetics in the C-Face Skin of Pyrolytic Graphite - H 2 SO 4 ," J. Mater. Res. , 1 (2), 361 (1986).
  23. F. J. Holler, "Introduction to Analog Circuits and Devices," in Instrumental Analysis , G. D. Christian and J. E. O'Reilly, Eds., Allyn and Bacon, 1986.
  24. F. J. Holler, "Digital Electronics, Data Domain Conversions and Microcomputers," in Instrumental Analysis , G. D. Christian and J. E. O'Reilly, Eds., Allyn and Bacon, 1986.
  25. S. F. Simpson, J. R. Kincaid and F. J. Holler, "Development of a Microdroplet Mixing Technique for the Study of Rapid Reactions by Raman Spectrometry," Anal. Chem. , 58 , 3163 (1986).
  26. M. E. Hail and F. J. Holler, "High Precision Automated Conductometric Titrations with the Bipolar Pulse Technique," Mikrochimica Acta , [Wein] III, 295 (1986).
  27. S. A. Engh and F. J. Holler, "Improvement of Reaction Rate Measurement Precision Using the Temporally Optimized Fixed-Time Ratemeter," Anal. Chem. , 60 , 545 (1988).
  28. R. K. Calhoun and F. J. Holler, "Application of Temporal Optimization to Enzyme-Based Reaction Rate Methods," Anal. Chem. , 60 , 549 (1988).
  29. S. F. Simpson and F. J. Holler, "Effects of Experimental Variables on the Mixing of Solutions by Collision of Microdroplets," Anal. Chem. , 60 , 2483 (1988).
  30. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 5th Edition , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1988.
  31. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Instructor's Manual to Accompany Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1988.
  32. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Transparencies to Accompany Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1988.
  33. M. J. Rutherford, D. J. Clouthier and F. J. Holler, "A Multichannel Data Acquisition and Processing System for Laser Spectroscopic Experiments," Appl. Spectrosc. , 43 , 532 (1989).
  34. S. A. Engh and F. J. Holler, "High-Precision Stopped-Flow Mixer for Kinetic Determinations," Anal. Chim. Acta , 224 , 211 (1989).
  35. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Analytical Chemistry: An Introduction, 5th Edition , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1990.
  36. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Instructor's Manual to Accompany Analytical Chemistry: An Introduction , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1990.
  37. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Transparencies to Accompany Analytical Chemistry: An Introduction , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1990.
  38. K. J. Caserta, R. K. Calhoun, F. J. Holler, R. F. Geiger, Jr. and T. A. Nieman, "Wide Range Bipolar Pulse Conductance Instrumentation Employing Current and Voltage Modes with Sampled and Integrated Signal Acquisition," Anal. Chim. Acta , 252 , 29 (1991).
  39. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 6th Edition , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1992.
  40. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Instructor's Manual to Accompany Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1992.
  41. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Transparencies to Accompany Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1992.
  42. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Analytical Chemistry: An Introduction, 6th Edition , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1994.
  43. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Instructor's Manual to Accompany Analytical Chemistry: An Introduction, 6th Edition , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1994.
  44. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Transparencies to Accompany Analytical Chemistry: An Introduction, 6th Edition , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1994.
  45. F. J. Holler, Mathcad Applications for Analytical Chemistry , Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1994.
  46. S. A. Engh and F. J. Holler, "Improving the Performance of the Two-Rate-Parameter by Use of the Integrating Ratemeter and Temporal Optimization," Mikrochimica Acta , accepted for publication (1994).
  47. F. J. Holler and C. G. Enke, "Conductance Instrumentation," in Laboratory Technique in Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2nd Ed. , (P. T. Kissinger and W. R. Heineman, Eds.), Marcel Dekker, in press (1994).
  48. D. A. Skoog, D. M. West and F. J. Holler, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry , 7th Edition, Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1996.
  49. D. A. Skoog, F. J. Holler and T. A. Nieman, Principles of Instrumental Analysis , 5th Edition, Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1998.

Grants and Contracts

  • University of Kentucky Graduate School and Research Foundation-Research Grants, Summer Research Fellowship, and Equipment, $35,000, August, 1977-present.
  • "Design, Evaluation, and Application of an Automated Conductometric Titrator," from The Petroleum Research Foundation, $10,000, 1978-80.
  • "Temporal Optimization of Reaction Rate Methods of Analysis," National Science Foundation, $64,000, 1983-85.
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