Bryan Ham, Ph.D.

Dr. Bryan Ham is a professional analytical chemist, an analytical chemistry instructor, mass spectrometrist, chemistry book author, and software coder (VB.Net and VBA for MS Access and Excel). He has worked in analytical chemistry laboratories for over 25 years including environmental, petrochemical (monomers/polymers), petroleum, foodstuff, and life sciences research, giving him a very broad background in analytical chemistry analysis, instrumental analysis, and laboratory management. He has a BA in Chemistry, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry.

He has published 15 research papers in peer reviewed journals, two encyclopedia chapters in the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, and three analytical chemistry books: the first an intro to mass spectrometry: Even Electron Mass Spectrometry with Biomolecule Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008, the second covers proteomics: Proteomics of Biological Systems: Protein Phosphorylation Using Mass Spectrometry Techniques, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.

His third most recent book is an analytical chemistry book (used in this course) that also contains two programs on a CD in the back cover that he has written: Analytical Chemistry: A Chemist and Laboratory Technician’s Toolkit, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016. The first program is a standalone software package called ChemTech which is a chemist toolkit written in Visual Basic. The second program is a Laboratory Information Management Software written in Visual Basic for Applications specifically Microsoft Access database software.

He is currently a Forensics Scientist for the Department of Homeland Security at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection New York Laboratory. He is a member of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). His interests include teaching the fundamentals of analytical chemistry and instrumental analyses as applied to modern analytical laboratories.


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