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Gregory J. Hall, Ph.D., Captain, USCG (Permanent Commission Teaching Staff)

Department of Science, Department Head Professor, Chemistry

Gregory J. HallCAPT Hall serves as the Head of the Science Department and Professor of Chemistry at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He earned a B.S. (with honors) in Marine Science from the Coast Guard Academy in 1995. After graduation, he served as Communications Officer and later Operations Officer aboard USCGC SPAR (WLB 403) in Portland, ME. In 1997, USCGC SPAR was decommissioned and CAPT Hall transferred to MSO Portland, ME as the Hazardous Materials Response Officer. CAPT Hall joined the faculty of USCGA in 1999 after receiving his M.S. at Tufts University, and was selected to the Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff (PCTS) later that year. He completed his Ph.D. at Tufts University in 2006. His research interests include analytical chemistry and chemometrics, and he is presently using those techniques to investigate the changes in oil left in the environment following an oil spill. He has been invited to speak to groups nationally and internationally including NOAA, the EPA, FEMA, and Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination, Assessment and Remediation of the Environment about pollution and petroleum science, as well as the New England Commission for Higher Education about the self-study process.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Tufts University, 2006
  • M.S. Chemistry, Tufts University, 1999
  • B.S. Marine Science (with honors), U. S. Coast Guard Academy, 1995

Courses Taught

  • Environmental Policy and Law
  • Petroleum and Oil Spill Science
  • Environmental Policy
  • Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment
  • Marine Pollutions
  • Chemometrics Workshop
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • General Chemistry I and II, and Honors General Chemistry
  • Competitive Navigation
  • Advanced Oil Chemistry – EPA On Scene Coordinator Academy
  • Oil Chemistry – NOAA Science of Oil Spills Course

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Great Lakes Oil Spill Response and Cleanup Activities Assessment” Report to Congress November 21, 2018.
  • Nelson, R.K., et al. (2016) Applications of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) in studying the source, transport, and fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in the environment. In Oil Spill Fingerprinting and Source Identification; Wang, Z. and Stout, S. (eds). Academic Press, 2016.
  • Hall, Gregory J., et al. "Oxygenated weathering products of Deepwater Horizon oil come from surprising precursors." Marine Pollution Bulletin 75.1 (2013): 140-149.
  • Frysinger, Glenn S., Hall, Gregory J., Pourmonir, Adriana L., et al. "Tracking and Modeling the Degradation of a 30 Year Old Fuel Oil Spill with Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography." International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings (IOSC). Vol. 2011. No. 1. American Petroleum Institute, 2011. [Cadet co-authored peer reviewed publication]
  • Ventura, G. Todd, Hall, Gregory J., Nelson, Robert J., et al. "Analysis of petroleum compositional similarity using multiway principal components analysis (MPCA) with comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatographic data." Journal of Chromatography A 1218.18 (2011): 2584-2592.
  • Boyd, Thomas J., Barham, Bethany P., Hall, Gregory J., Schumann, Brandon S., et al. "Variation in ultrafiltered and LMW organic matter fluorescence properties under simulated estuarine mixing transects: 2. Mixing with photoexposure." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (2005–2012) 115.G3 (2010). [Cadet co-authored peer reviewed publication]
  • Boyd, Thomas J., Barham, Bethany P., Hall, Gregory J., et al. "Variation in ultrafiltered and LMW organic matter fluorescence properties under simulated estuarine mixing transects: 1. Mixing alone." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (2005–2012) 115.G3 (2010).
  • Alostaz, Moh'D., Biggar, Kevin., Donahue, Robert., and Hall, Gregory J. "Soil type effects on petroleum contamination characterization using ultraviolet induced fluorescence excitation-emission matrices (EEMs) and parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC)." Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science 7.6 (2008): 661-675.
  • Alostaz, Moh'D., Biggar, Kevin., Donahue, Robert., and Hall, Gregory J. "Petroleum contamination characterization and quantification using fluorescence emission-excitation matrices (EEMs) and parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC)." Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science 7.3 (2008): 183-197.
  • Hall, Gregory J., and Kenny, Jonathan E. "Estuarine water classification using EEM spectroscopy and PARAFAC–SIMCA." Analytica chimica acta 581.1 (2007): 118-124.
  • Gaines, Richard B., Hall, Gregory J., et al. "Chemometric determination of target compounds used to fingerprint unweathered diesel fuels." Environmental Forensics 7.1 (2006): 77-87.
  • Hall, Gregory J., Clow, Kerin E., and Kenny, Jonathan E. "Estuarial fingerprinting through multidimensional fluorescence and multivariate analysis." Environmental science & technology 39.19 (2005): 7560-7567.
  • Clow, Kerin E., Hall, Gregory J., et al. "Spectral fingerprinting and classification by location of origin of natural waters by multidimensional fluorescence." Optics East. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2004.
  • Hart, Sean J., Hall, Gregory J., and Kenny, Jonathan E. "A laser-induced fluorescence dual-fiber optic array detector applied to the rapid HPLC separation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons." Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry 372.1 (2002): 205-215.

Honors

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Coast Guard Commendation Medal
  • Coast Guard Achievement Medal
  • Commandant's Letter of Commendation (with operational "O")
  • Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society

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