David A. Dobberpuhl, PhD
David A. Dobberpuhl, PhD

David A. Dobberpuhl, PhD

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Analytical Chemistry

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • CHM 203

Biography

Graduated summa cum laude from Minnesota State, Moorhead with B.S. degrees in (1) chemistry and (2) physical science education.  Ph.D. from Iowa State University with dual high honors in teaching and research.  Currently serving as associate professor and department chair, teaching courses in general and analytical chemistry while pursuing research in analytical food science.   

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • "Synthesis and Characterization of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil: A Problem-based Green Chemistry Laboratory Experiment" ACS Books Symposium series: Green Chemistry Experiments in Undergraduate Laboratories. 2016, 1233, 71-92. DOI:10.1021/bk-2016-1233.ch005., ACS Symposium Book Series, 1233, 71-92, 2016, ACS Symposium Book Series, 2016
  • "A Simple HPLC Method with Pulsed EC Detection for the Analysis of Creatine," Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 32 (2003) 125-132., AAPS PharmSciTech, 32, 125-132, 2003
  • Mo, Y.; Dobberpuhl, D.; Dash, AK. A simple HPLC method with pulsed EC detection for the analysis of creatine., Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 32, 125-132, 2003

Presentations

  • Kim-Fu, M. Parikh, R., Nwakama, C., Cogua, L., & Dobberpuhl, D. Determinations of Sulfites and Esters in Wine, The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, New Orleans, LA. Winner of the James Manner Award for Best Undergraduate Poster., 2021
  • Parikh, R., Kim-Fu, M., Nawakama, C., Cogua, L., & Dobberpuhl, D. Why Wine Goes Bad Within a Few Days of Opening, The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, IL., 2020
  • Katherine Jones, Andrew Caffrey, Damian Daszynski, Ashley Guanzon and David Dobberpuhl, "Monitoring Relative Concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds in Wines After Opening," Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, St. Joseph, Mo, 2015
  • Grayson Jackson and David A. Dobberpuhl, Detection of Food Oil Adulteration using FTIR-ATR and Chemometric Strategies, 122 Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, Ne, 2012

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • “From Food Analysis and Forensics to Protein Characterization: Capillary Electrophoresis in the Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry,” Beckman Coulter Biopharma to Education Program; PA800 Capillary Electrophoresis System

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of Creighton's CSSR "IGGY" Award, 2014
  • Recipient of Creighton's CSSR "IGGY" Award, 2013
  • Recipient of Creighton's CSSR "IGGY" Award, 2012
  • Nominee for Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Teaching Award, 2012
  • Recipient of Creighton's CSSR "IGGY" Award, 2011
  • Member of AdvancED Programmatic Accreditation Team, Mercy HS, Omaha, NE, 2010