Spencer Steinberg, Ph.D., is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he teaches general, analytical and environmental chemistry courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Steinberg has over thirty years of experience in basic and applied research related to the environmental analytical chemistry of the atmosphere, soil and water. His research focuses on quantifying trace organic and inorganic compounds in complex matrices.
Dr. Steinberg’s recent research projects encompass a range of topics which include method development for determination of trace volatile organic compounds in soil and water, detection of silver nanoparticles in water, photochemical formation of oxidants in heterogeneous systems, characterization of natural organic matter in soil and water and the characterization of municipal solid waste. He has also developed ongoing collaborations with various colleges in material science and biology. His research has been funded by the NASA, the US EPA and The US-DOE.
Dr. Steinberg holds a Ph.D. in Marine Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography.