Truis Smith-Palmer

Truis Smith-Palmer

Senior Research Professor
3018
Physical Sciences Centre

B.Sc. 1974 (Major in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Cell Biology) Auckland University, New Zealand
M.Sc. 1975 Auckland University, New Zealand (Reactions Involving Electrophilic Iodine)
Ph.D. 1977 Auckland University, New Zealand (Addition of Iodine Azide to Alkenes)

Conference Presentations

  • Raman spectroscopy of Living Biofilms in Flow Cells   T. Smith-Palmer, T-Y. Leng, S. Lin, A. Pustam and C. Sandt,  Analytica Acta 2013 Las Vegas, 2013.
  • Whale baleen Nanostructures aas a possible model for Biofouling control  A. N.Pustam,  C. Bishop, S. Brophy, M.E. DeMont,  D. Derksen, K. Grosicki, C. Bisop, D. Pink, R.C. Wyeth and T. Smith-Palmer                                                                              International Conference on Marine Corrosion and Fouling (ICMCF) Seattle, 2012
  • Raman Spectroscopy of Baleen                                                                                     T.Smith-Palmer, T-Y. Leng and A. Pustam                                                                 International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy Bangalore, India, 2012
  • Confocal Raman Microscopic Studies on Living Hydrated Bacteria
  • An FTIR Study of the Adsorption of surfactants and polyelectrolytes
    D. Costa and T. Smith-Palmer
    CSC Conference, Saskatoon, 2005
  • A Raman study of Biofilms
    Z. Kerr and T. Smith-Palmer
    CSC Conference, Saskatoon, 2005.
  • A study of DDAO micellization using Capillary Electrophoresis
    D. V. Bennet, D. G. MacDonald and T. Smith-Palmer
    50th International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, Halifax, NS, August, 2004
  • An FTIR Study of Carbohydrates
    L. Wang, D. Chisholm, J.M. Pink, D. A. Pink and T. Smith-Palmer
    50th International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, Halifax, NS, August, 2004
  • A Raman Microscopy Study of Carbohydrates
    L. Brennan, B. Haines, J. M. Pink, D. A. Pink and T. Smith-Palmer
    50th International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, Halifax, NS, August, 2004
  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) monitoring of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 biofilm versus unshaken planktonic cells
    J. M. Pink, T. Smith-Palmer, T. J. Beveridge, D. A. Pink
    50th International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, Halifax, NS, August, 2004
  • Different growth patterns of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 as monitored by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
    J. M. Pink, T. Smith-Palmer, T. J. Beveridge, D. A. Pink
    50th International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, Halifax, NS, August, 2004
  • An FTIR study of the adsorption of surfactants and polyelectrolytes
    D. Costa and T. Smith-Palmer
    50th International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, Halifax, NS, August, 2004
  • FTIR monitoring of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01 biofilm versus unshaken planktonic cells
    J. Pink, T. Smith-Palmer, T. Beveridge and D. Pink
    ASM conference: Biofilms 2003, Victoria, BC 2003
  • Different growth patterns of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01 as monitored by FTIR
    J. Pink, T. Smith-Palmer, T. Beveridge and D. Pink
    ASM conference: Biofilms 2003, Victoria, BC 2003
  • Erythrocyte, plasma and urine creatine in vegetarians and non-vegetarians following creatine loading
    T. Smith-Palmer, D.G. Burke, V. MacCormack and L. Hill
    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference, Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 2003
  • Effect of different creatine dosing regimes on urine creatine excretion
    L.G. MacNeil, D.G. Burke and T. Smith-Palmer
    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference, Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 2003
  • Separation, derivatization and GC-MS analysis of isotopically labeled creatine and creatinine in urine
    T. Smith-Palmer, L.M. Hill, L. Keefe, J.C. Cormier and C.F. Grant
    IUPAC Conference, Ottawa, 2003
  • Studies involving GC-MS analysis of deuterated creatine and creatinine
    L. Keefe, C.F. Grant, J.F. Cormier, D.G. Burke and T. Smith-Palmer
    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference, St John’s, NF, 2002
  • The effect of creatine supplementation and weight training on vegetarians
    D.G. Burke, P.D. Chilibeck, D.C. Candow, G. Parise, M.A, Tarnopolsky and T. Smith-Palmer
    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference, Montreal, QC, 2001
  • Determination of urinary creatine and creatinine levels by means of a UV absorption spectrometry-PLS method
    T. Smith-Palmer, C. Kaiser, J. Pink and D.G. Burke
    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference, Montreal, QC, 2001
  • Total body creatine retention in vegetarians and non-vegetarians during acute creatine loading using doses based on lean tissue masses
    C.F. Grant, D.G. Burke, D.G. Candow, P.D. Chilibeck, T. Smith-Palmer and N. MacKinnon
    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference, Montreal, QC, 2001
  • Effect of soy and whey protein supplementationand resistance training on lean tissue mass, strength, and muscle protein degradation
    D.G. Candow, D.G. Burke, T. Smith-Palmer, C.F. Grant, and N. MacKinnon
    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference, Montreal, QC, 2001
  • Alternative Preparations and Separations of Alkyl Sulfates and Disulfates
    CA. Dower, J. Cormier and T. Smith-Palmer
    CSC Conference, Montreal 2001
  • Analysis of Creatine Uptake in Vegetarians versus Non-vegetarians using HPLC
    C.F. Grant, D.G. Burke and T. Smith-Palmer
    ASC Conference, Halifax, 2001
  • An Investigation of Phloroglucinol Toxicity in Griffithsia Pacifica
    A. McAlduff, D. Garbary and T. Smith-Palmer
    ASC Conference, Halifax, 2001
  • Competitive Adsorption of Cationic Surfactant and Cationic Polymer
    A. McCarron and T. Smith-Palmer
    74th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium Bethlehem, PA, 2000
  • Flocculation of particles by high molecular weight cationic polymers in the presence of anionic polymers
    T. Smith-Palmer and R. Pelton
    ACS Spring meeting, San Francisco, 2000
  • Analysis of creatine and creatinine using capillary electrophoresis
    T. Smith-Palmer, D. Burke, P. MacLean, R. Walker and P. Dewar
    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference, Toronto, 1999
  • Blood and urine analysis of creatine 0-24 h following oral supplementation
    D.G.Burke, T. Smith-Palmer, B. Edwards, C. Culligan, S. Roeloffzen
    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference, Toronto, 1999
  • Analysis of Creatine and Creatinine in Urine by HPLC
    T. Smith-Palmer and D. Burke
    Pittsburgh Conference, Orlando, 1999
  • Creatine Retention based on 24 hour Urine Chemistry
    B. Head, D.G. Burke, T. Smith-Palmer, L. Holt and R. Rassmussen
    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference, Fredericton,NB,1998
  • Capillary Electrophoresis Kinetic Study of Tetradecanedisulfate Hydrolysis
    R.A. Walker, D.G. Marangoni and T. Smith-Palmer
    CSC Conference, Whistler, 1998
  • Cationic Polymers and Flocculation
    T. Smith-Palmer
    CIC Atlantic Conference, 1998
  • Cationics on Clay and Silica
    T. Smith-Palmer, T. MacGillivray and P. Dewar
    CSC Conference, Windsor, 1997
  • A Study of the Hydrolysis of Hydroxy Alkane Sulfates Using Capillary Electrophoresis
    R. A. Walker, T. Smith-Palmer and D. G. Marangoni
    CSC Conference, Windsor, 1997
  • Ploymer-Label Interactions for Silica Flocculation Studies
    T. MacGillivray and T. Smith-Palmer
    Atlantic CSC-APICS Student Conference, Moncton, 1997
  • Use of C.E. to Characterize Novel Surfactants
    R. A. Walker, T. Smith-Palmer and D. G. Marangoni
    Atlantic CSC-APICS Student Conference, Moncton, 1997
  • Use of NMR to Characterize Nivel Surfactants
    R. A. Walker and T. Smith-Palmer
    Atlantic CSC NMR Symposium, Halifax, 1997
  • Silica Microshperes: Model Systems for Flocculation Studies
    P. Dewar and T. Smith-Palmer
    Colloids Symposium of ACS Fall Meeting, Orlando, 1995
  • A Study of 1,2-Dodecanedisulfate Hydrolysis by Capillary Electrophoresis
    G. G. Briand, T. MacGillivray, T. Routledge, D.G. Marangoni and T. Smith-Palmer
    International Ion Chromatography Conference, Dallas, 1995
  • The Basic Hydrolysis pf 1,2-Alkanedisulfates
    G. G. Briand and T. Smith-Palmer
    78th CSC Meeting, Guelph, Ontario, 1995
  • A Study of Surfactant-Polymer Interactions by FTIR
    G. G. Briand and T. Smith-Palmer
    Colloids Symposium of ACS meeting, Chicago, 1995
  • FTIR Studies of Surfactant and Surfactant-Polymer Interactions
    G. G. Briand and T. Smith-Palmer
    3rd Annual Atlantic Colloids Conference, Antigonish, 1995
  • Fluorescently-labelled Silica Spheres
    J. Foglein and T. Smith-Palmer
    3rd Annual Atlantic Colloids Conference, Antigonish, 1995
  • Analysis of Alkyl Sulfates by Capillary Electrophoresis
    T. MacGillivray and T. Smith-Palmer
    3rd Annual Atlantic Colloids Conference, Antigonish, 1995
  • The Basic hydrolysis of Disodium Alkyl Disulfates
    G. G. Briand, T. Smith-Palmer and D. G. Marangoni
    2nd Annual Atlantic Colloids Conference, Antigonish, 1994
  • Purification of a Two-headed Surfactant Family, the Disodium 1,2-Alkanedisulfates
    J. F. Caplan, G. G. Briand, T. Smith-Palmer and D. G. Marangoni
    2nd Annual Atlantic Colloids Conference, Antigonish, 1994
  • Determination of Critical Micelle Concentrations by FTIR
    J. Bowman, P. Dewar and T. Smith-Palmer
    1st Atlantic Colloids Conference, Antigonish, 1993
  • Polymer Aging
    T. Smith-Palmer
    1st Annual Atlantic Colloids Conference, Antigonish, 1993
  • Synthesis of Fluorescently-Labelled Silica Particles
    N. Campbell and T. Smith-Palmer
    1st Annual Atlantic Colloids Conference, Antigonish, 1993
  • Parameters which affect the Flocculating Ability of Cationic Polyacrylamides
    T. Smith-Palmer and N. Campbell
    CIC Conference, Sherbrooke, 1993
  • A Fiber Optic Sensor for Ca2+ Based on an Induced Change in the conformation of the Protein Calmodulin T. L. Blair, T. Smith-Palmer and L. G. Bachas
    Pittsburgh Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 11, 1993
  • ATR.FTIR Spectra of Clays
    B. M. Lynch and T. Smith-Palmer
    CIC Conference, Hamilton, 1991
  • The Effects of Adsorption of Cationic Polymers on Flocculation of a Coal Thickener Feed in Washery Water
    C. Angle, T. Smith-Palmer, B. R. Wentzell and H. A. Hamza
    CIC Conference, Halifax, 1990
  • Tensammetric Analyses of Polyacrylamides
    T. Smith-Palmer and B. Wentzell
    Pacifichem, Hawaii, 1989

Post Doctorate

Harvard University (Y. Kishi, Synthesis of Lasalocid A)
National Research Council of Canada, Halifax (G. McInness, Silicon Uptake by Algae)

Recent publications

  • Marine Antifouling Behavior of Lubricant-Infused Nanowrinkled Polymeric Surfaces Ware CS,  Smith-Palmer T,  Peppou-Chapman S,  Scarratt LRJ, Erin M. Humphries EM, Daniel Balzer D,  and Chiara Neto C .  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10 (4) 4173–4182
     
  • Fouling release and chemical activity effects of a siloxane-based material on tunicates   N. Filip, A. Pustam, V. Ells, K.M.T. Grosicki, J. Yang, I. Oguejiofor, C.D. Bishop, M.E. DeMont, T. Smith-Palmer and R. Wyeth                                                                              
    Mar.Env.Res.116, 41-50 (2016)  
    doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.02.015
  • In situ confocal Raman microscopy of hydrated early stages of bacterial biofilm formation on various surfaces in a flow cell.                                                              
    T.Smith-Palmer, S. Lin, (2015)
     
  • An Exploration of Summer Science Camps as an Informal Learning Environment
    Truis Smith-Palmer, S. Schnepf, A. Sherman, K. S. Sullenger and L. MacDonald
    in 'Pushing the Boundaries of Studying Informal Learning in Science, Mathematics and Technology' Eds K.S. Sullenger and R.S. Turner, Sense Publishers, Boston, MA, 2015. Series: Bold Visions in Educational Research, Volume 46. ISBN 978-94-6300-021-5.
     
  • Biofouling of an all-optical sensor for seafloor monitoring of marine carbon capture and storage sites
    S. Bhatia, D. Risk, A. Pustam, T. Smith-Palmer, G. Burton, L. Milo, P. Wild
    Energy Procedia 63 (2014) 3848-3852
     
  • Interactions of protamine with the marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp. NCIMB 2021
    A. Pustam, C. Smith, C. Deering, K. Grosicki, T-Y. Leng, S. Lin, J. Yang, D. Pink, T. Gill, L. Graham, D. Derksen, C. Bisop, M. E. DeMont, R.C. Wyeth and T. Smith-Palmer
    Lett. Microbiol. 58(3) 225-30 (2014) DOI:10.1111/lam.12177.1
     
  • Rationalizing the SER spectra of bacteria
    T. Smith-Palmer, C. Douglas and P. Fredericks
    Vibrational Spec. 53 (I) 103-106 (2010) DOI:10.1016/j.vibspec.2010.02.012
     
  • Quantification of water and biomass in small colony variant PAO1 biofilms by confocal Raman microspectroscopy
    C. Sandt, T. Smith-Palmer, J. Comeau and D. Pink
    Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 83 (6) 1171-1182 (2009) DOI:10.1007/s00253-009-2072-y
     
  • A Comparison of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Development on ZnSe and TiO2 using Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
    J. W. D. Comeau, J. Pink, E. Bezanson, C. D. Douglas, D. Pink, and T. Smith-Palmer
    Appl. Spec. 63(9) 1000-1007( 2009)
     
  • Tuning Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Effect to Different Molecular Groups by Switching the Silver Colloid Solution pH
    M. Kazanci, J. P. Schulte, C. Douglas, P. Fratzl, D. Pink, and T. Smith-Palmer
    Appl. Spec. 63(2) 214-223 (2009) DOI:10.1366/000370209787391987
     
  • A Confocal Raman Microscopy Study of the Distribution of a Carotene-containing Yeast in a Living Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm
    C. Sandt, T. Smith-Palmer, J. Pink and D. Pink
    Appl. Spec. 62(9) 975-983 (2008)  
  • Quantification of local water and biomass in wild type PA01 biofilms by Confocal
    Raman Microspectroscopy
    C. Sandt, T. Smith Palmer, J. Pink, D. Pink
    J. Microbiol. Methods 75(1) 148–152, (2008) DOI:10.1016/j.mimet.2008.05.012
  • Confocal Raman microspectroscopy as a tool for studying the chemical heterogeneities of biofilms in situ
    C. Sandt, T. Smith-Palmer, J. Pink, L. Brennan and D. Pink
    J. Appl. Microbiol. 103 (5) 1802-1820 (2007)
  • Effect of Whey and Soy Protein Supplementation Combined with Resistance Training in Young Adults
    D.C. Candow, N.C. Burke, T. Smith-Palmer and D.G. Burke
    IJSNEM 3,233-244 (2006)
  • An FTIR Study of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 Biofilm Development: Interpretation of ATR-FTIR Data in the 1500-1180 cm-1 Region
    J. Pink, T. Smith-Palmer, D. Chisholm, T. J. Beveridge and D. A. Pink.
    Biofilms In Press (accepted Oct. 2005)
  • Analysis of creatine, creatinine, creatine-d3 and creatinine-d3 in urine, plasma, and red blood cells by HPLC and GCMS to follow the fate of ingested creatine-d3
    L. MacNeil, L. Hill, D. MacDonald, L. Keefe, J. F. Cormier, D. G. Burke, T. Smith-Palmer
    J. Chromatogr. B. In Press (Accepted Sept. 2005)
  • An FTIR Study of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 biofilm growth and dispersion. An improved ATR method for studying biofilms: the C-H stretch region
    J. Pink, T. Smith-Palmer, T.J. Beveridge, and D.A. Pink
    Biofilms 1, 157 – 163 (2004)
  • Elevation of Creatine in Red Blood Cells Vegetarians and Non-vegetarians after Creatine Supplementation
    V. M. MacCormick, L. M. Hill, L. MacNeil, D. G. Burke and T. Smith-Palmer
    Can. J. Appl. Physiol. 29, 704-713 (2004)
  • A Clinical Trial of Creatine in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,
    Shefner JM, Cudkowicz ME, Schoenfeld D, Conrad T, Taft J, Chilton M, Urbinelli L, Qureshi, M, Zhang, H Pestronk A, Caress J, Donofrio P, Sorenson E, Bradley W, Lomen-Hoerth C, Pioro E, Rezania K, Ross M, Pascuzzi R, Heiman-Patterson T, Tandan R,, Mitsumoto H, Rothstein J, Smith-Palmer T, and the NEALS Consortium
    Neurology 63, 1656 – 61 (2004)
  • Multivariate Calibration for the Determination of Creatine in Urine Using UV Absorption Spectroscopy
    L.M. Hill, J. Pink, C. Kaiser, D.G. Burke and T. Smith-Palmer
    Can. J. Anal. Sci. Spec., 48, 157-161 (2003)
  • Separation Methods Applicable to Urinary Creatine and Creatinine
    T. Smith-Palmer,
    J. Chromatogr. B 781 93-106 (2002)
  • An Alternative Synthesis and Mobile Phase Ion Chromatography of Alkanedisulfates
    J. Cormier, A. Dower, S. Boucher, S. Blair, D. G. Marangoni and T. Smith-Palmer,
    J. Surf. Det. 5 359-362 (2002)
  • The Flocculation of Kaolin by Cationic Polyacrylamide and the effect of Cationic Surfactant on this Process
    A. M. McCarron, S. Crispo and T. Smith-Palmer
    J. Appl. Polymer Sci. 83,2382-2389 (2002)
  • Separation Methods Applicable to Urinary Creatine and Creatinine
    T. Smith-Palmer,
    J. Chromatogr. B 781 93-106 (2002)
  • Flocculation of Particles
    T. Smith-Palmer and R. Pelton
    Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science A. Hubbard, editor (2001)
  • A Model Colloid for Flocculation Testing
    R. Cong, T. Smith-Palmer and R. Pelton
    J. Pulp Paper Sci. 27,379-384 (2001)
  • Competitive Interactions of Dextran Sulfate with Positively Charged Particles & Polymers
    T. Smith-Palmer and R. Pelton
    Colloids and Surfaces A:Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 181, 171-181 (2001)
  • The Effects of 7 Days of Creatine Supplementation on 24 hour Urinary Creatine Excretion
    D.G. Burke, T. Smith-Palmer, L.E. Holt, B. Head and P.D. Chilibeck
    J. Strength and Conditioning Research 15(1), 59-62 (2001)
  • Interactions of pyrene-labeled silica particles
    P.J. Dewar, T.F. MacGillivray, S.M. Crispo and T. Smith-Palmer
    J. Colloid Interface Sci. 228, 253-258 (2000)
  • The Effect of Continuous Low Dose creatine Supplementation on Force, Power and Total Work
    D.G. Burke, S. Silver, L.E. Holt, T. Smith-Palmer, C.J. Culligan and P.D. Chilibeck
    International J. Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 10, 235-244 (2000)
  • Analysis of Creatine and Creatinine in Urine by Capillary Electrophoresis
    D.G. Burke, P.G. MacLean, R.A. Walker, P.J. Dewar and T. Smith-Palmer
    J. Chromatography B 732(2), 479-85 (1999)
  • A Capillary Electrophoretic Determination of the Kinetics of Tetradecanedisulfate Hydrolysis
    R.A. Walker, D.G. Marangoni and T. Smith-Palmer
    Can. J. Chem. 77, 227-231 (1999)
  • A Capillary Electrophoresis Study of the Synthesis and Stabillity of 1,2-decanedisulfate, 1-hydroxy-2-decanesulfate, and 2-hydroxy-1-decanesulfate
    R.A. Walker, D.G. Marangoni and T. Smith-Palmer
    Can. J. Chem. 76, 292-296 (1998)
  • Potientiometry; Gas Sensing Probes
    T. Smith-Palmer, S. Daunert and L. G. Bachas
    Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (A. Townshend, S. Haswell, M. Lederer, I. Wilson and P. Worsfold, editors), Academic Press, 1995
  • The Effects of Cationic Polymers on Flocculation of a Coal Thickener Feed in Washery Water as a Function of pH
    C. W. Angle, T. Smith-Palmer and B. Wentzell
    J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 64, 783-789 (1997)
  • Analysis of Variance in Solution After Treatment of Aliquots with Different Reagents T. Smith-Palmer
    Flame Atomic Absorption Analysis of Calcium and Zinc in Cereal Using Standard Addition T. Smith-Palmer and D. Wallbank
    Instrumental Analysis Experiments, W.E. Wentworth, editor and publisher, Houston, TX (1996)
  • Flocculants (Cationic)
    T. Smith-Palmer
    The Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia, 140-144, CRC Press, July (1996)
  • Analysis of Variance in Solution After Treatment of Aliquots with Different Reagents
    T. Smith-Palmer
    Instrumental Analysis Experiments, W. E. Wentworth, Editor & Publisher, Houston, Tx. (1996)
  • Flame Atomic Absorption Analysis of Calcium and Zinc in Cereal Using Standard Addition
    T. Smith Palmer and D. Wallbank
    Instrumental Analysis Experiments, W. E. Wentworth, Editor & Publisher, Houston, Tx. (1996)
  • Fiber optic Sensor for Ca2+ Based on an Induced Change in the Conformation of the Protein Calmodulin
    T. L. Blair, S. T. Yang. T. Smith-Palmer and L. G. Bachas
    Anal. Chem., 66, 300-302 (1994)
  • Flocculation Behaviour of some Cationic Polyelectrolytes
    T. Smith-Palmer, N. Campbell, J. L. Bowman and P. Dewar
    J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 52, 1317-1325 (1994)
  • Micelle Formation, Relaxation Time and Three-Phase Coexistence in a Microemulsion Model
    D. Stauffer, N. Jan, Y. He, R. B. Pandey, D. G. Marangoni and T. Smith-Palmer
    J. Chem. Phys., 100, 6934-6943
  • Enhancement of the Emission Intensity of Fluorophore-Labeled Avidin by Biotin and Biotin Derivatives Evaluation of Different Fluorophores for Improved Sensitivity
    M. S. Barbarakis, T. Smith-Palmer, L. G. Bachas, S. Y. Chen, and B. W. Van Der Meer
    Talanta, 40, 1139-1145 (1993)
  • Fluorescence Based Flow-Injection Determination of Biotin and Biotinylated Compounds
    T. Smith-Palmer, M. S. Barbarakis and L. G. Bachas
    Anal. Chim. Acta, 279, 287-292 (1993)
  • Potentiometry; Gas Sensing Probes
    T. Smith-Palmer, S. Daunert and L. G. Bachas
    in Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, (A. Townshend, S. Haswell, M. Lederer, I. Wilson and P. Worsfold, eds), Academic Press, in press.
  • Interpretation of FTIR Spectral Features in the 1000-1200 cm-1 Region in Humic Acids: Contributions from Particulate Silica in Different Sampling Media
    B. M. Lynch and T. Smith Palmer
    Can. J. Appl. Spec., 37, 126-131 (1992)
  • Use of a Chromogenic Crown Ether for the Determination of Trace Levels of Potassium Ion
    T. Smith-Palmer and L. G. Bachas,
    J. Trace and Microprobe Techniques, 10, 183-190 (1992)
  • A Tensammetric study of the Adsorption of Cationic Polymers and Copolymers
    T. Smith-Palmer and C. Roberts
    Can. J. Chem., 69, 1516-1519 (1991)
  • Attenuated Total Reflectance Spectra of Colloidal and Particulate Silica Samples in Aqueous Media
    T. Smith-Palmer, B. M. Lynch, C. Roberts and Y. Lu
    Applied Spec., 45 (6), 1022-1025 (1991)
  • Mn2+ EPR Study of Phase Transitions occurring in Single Crystals of [N(CH3)4]2ZnCl4, [N(CH3)4]2ZnBr4, [N(CH3)4]2CoBr4, [N(C2H5)4]ZnCl4, [N(C2H5)4]2CoBr4 and [N(C2H5)4]2 MnBr4
    M. Kahrizi, S. K. Misra, J. Kotlinski, M. O. Steinitz and T. Smith-Palmer
    Solid State Commun., 79, 167-173 (1991)
  • Thermal Expansion Measurements on some Tetra-Alkylammonium Metal Bromides
    M. Kahrizi, M. O. Steinitz and T. Smith-Palmer
    Solid State Commun., 77, 99-101 (1991)
  • Determination of the Charge Density of Acrylamide/Acrylate Copolymers by Tensammetry
    T. Smith-Palmer and B. R. Wentzell
    Can. J. Chem., 68,26 (1990)

Research Interests

  • Antifouling surfaces
  • Applied Analytical Chemistry, particularly of biofilms, polyacrylamides and surfactants.
  • Growth and development of biofilms
  • Development of surfaces to prevent biofouling
  • Flocculation behaviour, mechanisms.
  • Interactions of particles, adsorption of cationic copolyacrylamides, competition with cationic surfactant adsorption
  • Application of Raman and AFM to biofilm studies
  • The use of FTIR for applied analyses of silica, surfactants, and biofilms
  • Studies of the growth and architecture of biofilms
  • Nature of the exopolymers in bacterial (mainly Pseudomonas) biofilms.
  • Fluorescent labelling. Capillary Electrophoresis. Studies involving the analysis of creatine and creatinine in blood and urine after supplementation: dose – uptake relationships, the effect of supplementation on erythrocyte creatine levels.

Current research with Smith-Palmer as Principal Investigator is funded by NSERC(CRD), and Encana. This research is carried out with the Centre for Biofouling Research at StFX

Sabbatical

University of Kentucky (L. G. Bachas, Analytical - Chromoionophores, Fiber Optic Sensors)
McMaster University (R. Pelton, Flocculation in Paper making processes)
Queensland University of Technology (P. Fredericks, Raman Spectroscopy)
University of Sydney (C.Neto, Superhydrophobic and slippery surfaces)

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