Kin C. Ng, Ph.D.

Professor
Office Location: Science Building Room 252
Office Phone: 559.278.2954
E-mail: kinn@csufresno.edu
Website: click here

 

Positions 

California State University - Fresno                 

Professor of Chemistry, 91- present

Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1987-91

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1983-87

 

 

Professional Preparation

 

Northern Arizona University       

Chemistry                                        B.S. 1977

 

Murray State University Analytical Chemistry                                       

M.S. 1979

Research with Prof. B.E. McClellan "Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy"

 

U. of Cincinnati                                Analytical Chemistry                       

Ph.D. 1983

Research with Prof. J.A. Caruso "Plasma Emission Spectroscopy"

 

U. of Florida                                       Laser/Plasma Spectroscopy         

Jan.-Dec. 1990

Faculty-Post-Doctorate Research with Prof. J.D. Winefordner

 

Oak Ridge National Lab  Nano-scale Imaging & Spectroscopy  

17 Summers 90-2012                                                                                                                                      

Faculty Research with senior staff Drs. M.D. Barnes & D. Goeringer; Distinguished Scientist Dr. W.B. Whitten; Group Leaders Drs. Bob Shaw & William Heller; and Corporate Fellow Dr. J.M. Ramsey

 

Stanford University                          Single Molecule Dynamics                            

Jan.-Jun. 1999

Faculty Research with Nobel Laureate Prof. Steven Chu

 

Awards

Applied Spectroscopy William F. Meggers Award 2011

Chemistry Professor of the Year – Chemistry Club, CSUF 2006

Outstanding Chemistry Faculty – Chemistry Club, CSUF 2001

Outstanding Faculty of the Year in College of Science & Mathematics – CSUF 1998

The Claude C. Laval Jr. Award for Innovative Technology and Research – CSUF 1992

Journal Editor

Board Member for Micochemical Journal 1996 - 2001

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

 

49.     Single Photon Emission from Oriented Individual Indium Phosphide Nanoparticles, by K. A. Meyer, K. C. Ng, Tingying Zeng, W. B. Whitten, and R. W. Shaw, J. of Nanoparticle Research, submitted.

 

48.     A Novel Approach for Ultra-sensitive Molecular Detection – Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy in an Electrospray Stream, by Rowena D. Rege and Kin C. Ng, Microchemical Journal 103 (2012) 177.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

         

47.     A Method to Isolate and Detect a High Number of Single Molecules by Microdroplet Fluorescence Spectroscopy, by K. C. Ng, K. H. Heredia, and D. Kliewer, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83 ( (2012), 036107.

 

46.     Preliminary characterization of a low-powered microwave induced flame plasma for direct organic solvent nebulization, by Kin C. Ng and Phil Bucay, Review of Scientific Instruments 82 (2011) 125101.

 

45.     Combined Apertureless Near-field Optical Second-Harmonic Generation/ Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging and Nanoscale Limit of Detection, by Kent A. Meyer, Kin C. Ng, Zhanjun Gu, Zhengwei Pan, William B. Whitten, and Robert W. Shaw. Feature Article in Applied Spectroscopy 64 (2010) 1.

 

44.     "Development of a Scanning Surface Probe for Nanoscale Tip-Enhanced Desorption/ Ablation", by Kent A. Meyer, Olga Ovchinnikova, Kin Ng, and Douglas E. Goeringer, Review of Scientific Instruments 79, issue 12, (2008) 123710.

 

43.     "Optical Anisotropy of Individual Semiconductor Quantum Dots", by Kin C. Ng, Tingying Zeng, Kent A. Meyer, William B. Whitten, and Robert W. Shaw", Research Highlights at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2008       http://www.ornl.gov/sci/csd/Research%20Highlights/highlights-new.html

 

42.     “Polymer Microparticle Arrays from Electrodynamically Focused Microdroplet Streams”, by K. C. Ng, J. V. Ford, S. C. Jacobson, J. M. Ramsey, and M. D. Barnes, Review of Scientific Instruments 71 (6) (2000) 2497.

 

41.     “Polymer-Blend Microparticles: A New Approach to Nanoscale Composites with Tunable Properties”, by M. D. Barnes, K. C. Ng, and K. Fukui, B. G. Sumpter, and D. W. Noid, Materials Today 2(3) (1999) 25.

 

40.     “Probing Phase-Separation Behavior in Polymer-Blend Microparticles: Effects of Particles Size and Polymer Mobility”, by M.D. Barnes, K.C. Ng, K. Fukui, B.G. Sumpter, and D.W. Noid. Macromolecules, 32 (21), 7183 -7189, 1999.

 

39.     “Fluorescence Imaging of Single Molecules in Polymer Microspheres”, by M.D. Barnes, K.C. Ng, K.P. McNamara, C.-Y. Kung, J.M. Ramsey, and S.C. Hill. Cytometry 36(1999) 169.

 

38.     "Tricarbonylbis (bisphospine) Iron (O) Complexes", by Kauffman, Toney and Ng et. al. V. 31, Inorganic Synthesis, 210. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1997.

 

37.     "Direct Injection Nebulizer-Coupled Microwave-Induced Plasma for Atomic Emission Spectroscopy", by K.C. Ng and R.C. Culp. Applied Spectroscopy    51 (1997) 1447.

 

36.     Book chapter: "Recent Developments in Analytical Microwave-induced Plasmas", by R. C. Culp and K.C. Ng.   Volume 2, Advances in Atomic Spectroscopy, pp 215-283. JAI Press Inc. 1995.

 

35.     "Detection of Single Molecules in Microspheres" by M.D. Barnes, W. Whitten, J.M. Ramsey, K.C. Ng, and S. Arnold. Pro. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 1885 (1993) 458.

 

34.     "Microwave Induced Plasma Atomic Emission and Absorption Spectroscopy", by K.C. Ng. Trends in Applied Spectroscopy,1 (1993) 403.  

 

33.     "Detection of Single Rhodamine 6G Molecules in Levitated Microdroplets" by M.D. Barnes, K.C. Ng, W. Whitten, and J.M. Ramsey. Analytical Chemistry65 (1993) 2360.

 

32.     "A Dual Microwave-induced Plasma for Atomic Emission Spectroscopy", by K.C. Ng and S. Chen. Microchemical Journal, 48 (1993) 383.

 

31.     "Microwave-induced Plasma Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy with Solution Nebulization and Desolvation-condensation", by K.C. Ng and T. Garner. Applied Spectroscopy 47 (1993) 241.

 

30.     "Digital Chemical Detection of Dilute Microdroplets", by K.C. Ng, W. Whitten, S. Arnold, and J.M. Ramsey. Analytical Chemistry64 (1992) 2914.

 

29.     "Laser-induced Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy in Liquid Droplets", by K.C. Ng, N. Ayala, J.B. Simeonsson, and J.D. Winefordner.   Anal. Chim. Acta .269 (1992) 123.

 

28.     "Fluorescence Dip Spectrometry as a Method for Measuring the Quantum Efficiency of Fluorescence", by J.B. Simeonsson, K.C. Ng, and J.D. Winefordner. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer48 (1992) 131.

 

27.     "Laser-induced Fluorescence of the Rare Earth Elements in the Inductively Coupled Plasma", by J.B. Simeonsson, K.C. Ng, and J.D. Winefordner. Anal. Chim. Acta .258 (1992) 73.

 

26.     "Single- and Double-Resonance Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry with Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomization and Laser Excitation", by J.B. Simeonsson, K.C. Ng, and J.D. Winefordner. Applied Spectroscopy45, (1991) 1456.

 

25.     "Laser Excited Atomic and Ionic Fluorescence of Metal Vapors in the Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma", by K.C. Ng, J.B. Simeonsson, and J.D. Winefordner. Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers' 90, STS Press, McLean, VA, 1991. p634.

 

24.     "Direct Solid Sampling in Capacitively Coupled Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy", by A.H. Ali, K.C. Ng, and J.D. Winefordner. J. of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 6 (1991) 211.

 

23.     "Microsampling in Graphite Cup Capacitively Coupled Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy", by A.H. Ali, K.C. Ng, and J.D. Winefordner. Spectrochimica Acta Part B 46B (1991) 1207.

 

22.     "Atomic Emission Detection of Non-metals in Vapors Injected into Helium Hollow Cathode Discharge", by K.C. Ng, A.H. Ali, and J.D. Winefordner. Spectrochimica Acta Part B 46B (1991) 309.

 

21.     "Laser-enhanced Ionization Spectroscopy in an Extended Inductively Coupled Plasma", by K.C. Ng, M. Angebrannt, and J.D. Winefordner. Analytical Chemistry 62 (1990) 2506.

 

20.     "Multiple Mode Semiconductor Diode Laser as a Spectral Line Source for Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy", by K.C. Ng, A.H. Ali, T.E. Barber, and J.D. Winefordner. Analytical Chemistry62 (1990) 1893.

 

19.     "Flame Atomic Absorption spectroscopy using a Single-Mode Laser Diode as the Line Source", by K.C. Ng, A.H. Ali, T.E. Barber, and J.D. Winefordner. Applied Spectroscopy44, (1990) 1094.

 

18.     "The Applicability of a Multiple-Mode Diode Laser in Flame Atomic Absorption spectroscopy", by K.C. Ng, A.H. Ali, T.E. Barber, and J.D. Winefordner. Applied Spectroscopy44, (1990) 849.

 

17.     "Direct Insertion of Solids and Powders", by K.C. Ng, chapter 6 in the book Sample Introduction in Atomic Spectroscopy edited by J. Sneddon, Analytical Spectroscopy Library, Volume 4, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 1990.

 

16.     "Electrothermal Vaporization", by K.C. Ng and J. A. Caruso, chapter 7 in the book Sample Introduction in Atomic Spectroscopy edited by J. Sneddon, Analytical Spectroscopy Library, Volume 4, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 1990.

 

15. "Continuous Hydride Generation Coupled with Microwave Induced Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry for the Determination of Selenium", by K.C. Ng, X-x Xu, and M.J. Brechmann. Spectroscopy Letters 22 (1989) 1251.

 

14. "Microwave Induced Plasma Atomic Absorption Spectrometry with Solution Nebulization", by K.C. Ng, R. Jenson, M.J. Brechmann, and W. Santos. Analytical Chemistry 60, (1988) 2818.

 

13. "A Demountable Torch for Combination-Gas Microwave-Induced Plasmas", by K.C. Ng and M.J. Brechmann. Spectroscopy 2, (1987) 23.

 

12. "Direct, Continuous Hydride Generation into a Low Power Helium - Hydrogen Plasma for Atomic Emission Spectrometry", by K.C. Ng and W.L. Shen. Spectroscopy 2, (1987) 50.

 

11. "Solution Nebulization into a Low Power Argon Microwave Induced Plasma for Atomic Emission Spectrometry", by K.C. Ng and W.L. Shen. Analytical Chemistry 58; (1986) 2084.

 

10. "Review - Selenium Detection by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry", by K.C. Ng. Proceedings of the Selenium Symposium, CSUF Press, (1986) 32.

 

9. "Electrothermal Carbon Cup Vaporization as an Interface for HPLC-ICP", by W. Nisamaneepong, J.A. Caruso, and K.C. Ng. J. of Chromatographic Science 23, (1985) 465.

 

8. "Review - Electrothermal Vaporization for Sample Introduction in Atomic Emission Spectrometry", by K.C. Ng and J.A. Caruso. Applied Spectroscopy 39, (1985) 719.

 

7. "Intestinal Uptake and Metabolism of Auranofin, A. New, Oral, Gold-Based Anti-Arthritis Drug", by K. Tepperman, R. Finer, S. Donovan, R.C. Elder, J. Doi, D. Ratliff, and K.C. Ng. Science 225 (1984) 430.

 

6. "Simultaneous Multi-element Determination by Inductively Coupled Plasma - Rapid Scanning Atomic Emission Spectrometry", by M. Zerezghi, K.C. Ng, and J.A. Caruso. The Analyst (London) 109 (1984) 589.

 

5. "Direct Powder Injection of NBS Coal Fly Ash in Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry with Rapid Scanning Spectrometric Detection", by K.C. Ng, M. Zerezghi, and J.A. Caruso. Analytical Chemistry, 56 (1984) 417.

 

4. "Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis of Organic Solutions by Electrothermal Carbon Cup Vaporization into an Inductively Coupled Plasma", by K.C. Ng and J.A. Caruso. Analytical Chemistry, 55 (1983) 2032.

 

3. "Determination of Trace Metals in Synthetic Ocean Water by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry with Electrothermal Carbon Cup Vaporization", by K.C. Ng and J.A. Caruso. Analytical Chemistry, 54 (1983) 1513.

 

2. "Volatilization of Zirconium, Vanadium, Uranium and Chromium Using Electrothermal Carbon Cup Sample Vaporization into an Inductively Coupled Plasma", by K.C. Ng and J.A. Caruso. The Analyst (London), 108 (1983) 476.

 

1. "Microliter Sample Introduction into an Inductively Coupled Plasma by Electrothermal Carbon Cup Vaporization", by K.C. Ng and J.A. Caruso. Analytica Chimica Acta, 143 (1982) 209.