Huffman, Scott

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Mosquito identification using infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics 2018 895 Mosquito control interventions are more effective when informed by routine entomologic surveillance. Thus, accurate and rapid species identification remains a critical component of operational mosquito control. Current methods to identify adult mosqu...
Development of microfluidic paper based analytical devices (µPADS) for the detection of calcium and magnesium ions 2018 2457 Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (µPADs) have been developed using several patterning technologies to reproducibly create inexpensive lab-on-chip type analytical tools. Consequently, these devices are useful for field deployable measuremen...
Mosquito chronological age determination using mid-infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics 2020 160 Determining a mosquito population’s species composition and age is crucial for estimating the risk of pathogen transmission. At present, age-grading methods are chiefly physiologic and classify the mosquitoes in terms of parity (e.g., nulliparous or ...
An exploration of chemometric regression techniques to analyze infrared spectra of aqueous sugar mixtures 2019 178 Infrared spectroscopy (IR) is a valuable tool for both qualitative and quantitative studies in chemistry. This is due to its high sensitivity, robustness, short measurement time, and ease of use. However, IR has several disadvantages when it comes to...
A comparison of a tannic acid biopesticide and a commercial fungicide used for crop protection against Fusarium head blight 2016 2575 Fungicides are typically used on crops to prevent pathogenic diseases. However, there are biopesticides that can inhibit the same pathogens as several fungicides. In particular, tannic acid can inhibit the growth of Fusarium graminearum, a fungus tha...
Development of a formaldehyde analysis method for use with portable spectrometers 2020 217 Formaldehyde testing in poor communities can be limited by the capital costs of laboratory grade instruments. Not having access to these instruments could result in the water supply not being tested, which can lead to health issues.The development of...
Wild caught mosquito species identification using IR spectroscopy and chemometrics 2021 21 At its current state, mosquito control is all but reliant on the work of the entomologist. The entomologist and other mosquito control personnel are society’s first line of defense against harmful vector-borne diseases that have caused mosquitoes to ...
Mixture analysis of paintings with Raman spectroscopic imaging and chemometrics 2014 2064 Conservation science is a eld that utilizes scienti c analysis for material identi cation tounderstand, conserve, and preserve culturally and/or historically important objects. Withinconservation science, we are focused on material identi cation usi...