|Baylor > Environmental Science > Faculty and Staff > George P. Cobb, Ph.D|
Chair of the Environmental Science DepartmentEducation
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
- B.S. in Chemistry, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.
For the past two decades Prof. Cobb's research group has developed forensic analytical techniques to assess contaminant presence and movement. Many of these techniques have been deployed to evaluate contaminant presence, transport, and transformation in organisms and environmental systems. Major research thrusts have involved coupling ultra-trace analytical methods with minimally invasive non-lethal monitoring techniques. This approach allows repeated measures during long term monitoring of organism exposure, which is a critical component of comprehensive risk assessments.
Most recently, Prof. Cobb's group has emphasized: nanomaterial alteration of amphibian development; interactions of toxicants and light to induce stress; airborne movement of steroids from concentrated animal feeding operations; explosives transformation in mammals; ultra-trace measurement of acutely toxic volatile compounds.
Professor Cobb has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and maintains strong national and international collaborations through leadership positions in The Society or Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry as well as the American Chemical Society.
Professional AffiliationsAmerican Chemical Society, 1981 - present
- Environmental Chemistry Divisions, 1984 - present
- Member at Large, 2003 - 2004
Alternate councilor, 2008 - 2010
Executive Committee, 2002 - present
Treasurer, 2009 - present
Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, 1998 - presentWorld Council, 2009 - present
Alumni from Prof Cobb's group span several Universities. These students have earned national and international recognition such as:
|Graduate Student Awardees|
|Adair, Blakely M. PhD.||Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Awardee, NIEHS/USEPA.; Best Platform Presentation (Runner-up), SETAC North America.|
|Cruz-Li, Emilia I. MSc.||Fulbright Scholar.|
|Mc Daniel, Les. PhD||ARCS Scholar.|
|Nations, Shawna. MSc.||SETAC Jeff Black Awardee.|
|Pan, Xiaoping. PhD.||ACS Environmental Chemistry Best Student Paper Awardee.|
|Smith, Jordan. PhD.||USEPA STAR Fellow. ARCS Scholar.|
|Wang, Jiafan||SETAC/ACS ENVR Student Exchange Awardee.|
|Cowles, Jim. 1989. (B.Sc., Aquatic Toxicology.)||Winner of the Huxley College Research Award.|
|High School Awardees|
|Gallaway, Clayton||DDT and its transformation products in kidneys of sparrows following flight. Runner up Open Division International Science Fair.|
|Grier, Matthew||Third place SC JAS 1997, Winner Baruch|