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Dr. Blakely Adair

Dr. Adair is an environmental analytical chemist with a toxicology background. She teaches an instrumental analysis course for junior chemistry majors, and she enjoys teaching introductory chemistry lectures and labs to students from all majors. Dr. Adair’s research interests are varied with a central focus on metals. Dr. Adair develops methods to quantify metals in environmental and biological samples. She then studies metal distributions in the environment and wildlife. Recent student projects examined the accumulation of metals in different organs of fish collected along the Ashley River. She is also interested in exploring metals associated with micro plastics found along coasts. Do the metals adhere to and accumulate during polymer degradation? Or are metals leached out into the water?

adair bio august 2018

Contact Information
Telephone: 843-953-7791
Fax: 843-953-7795

Office: Byrd Hall 318
Office Hours:
by appointment


Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
M.S. in Environmental Toxicology - Clemson University, Clemson, SC
B.S. in Chemistry - College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Vita: Dr. Adair's Vita


BS Chemistry and Naval Science, USNA, 1982
MS Inorganic Chemistry, U. Mass, 1989
Synthesis and Utility of Cyclopentadienyl Thallium Reagents
College of Charleston, 1993 - 2010
The Citadel, 2012 - Present
NIST, 2010-2012
NMR & LC-NMR, Hollings Marine Laboratory
United States Navy, 1982 - 1987
Surface Warfare Officer, USS Halyburton, FFG 40
Ordnanace and Communications Divisions
Sigma Chemical, 1991 - 1992
NMR, Main Assay Department
Chemical Experience:
Inorganic, organic, and organometallic synthesis and characterization
Low field and high field NMR: 1D, 2D, LC-NMR
IR transmittance and reflectance
Chemical Computation:
Quantum calculation by GAMESS
for optimization, vibrations, magnetic resonance, and reaction paths
Building and maintaining computational clusters of linux, solaris, and bsd
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