At the University of Maryland my research work was in the area
of analytical spectroscopy and instrumentation development;
derivative and wavelength modulation spectroscopy;
continuum-source simultaneous multielement atomic absorption
spectrometry; microcomputer applications in science education;
diode-array spectroscopy; digital signal processing; science
education; applications of constructivist pedagogy in science
education. I have worked as a consultant
for many companies and have presented numerous short courses and workshops.
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In retirement since 1999, I've
continued development of my popular
Web-based tutorial and lavishly
praised free toolkit of
for signal processing for science researchers and students,
as well as a set of interactive
simulation software modules for analytical chemistry
instruction. My Web pages have been viewed millions of times from
countries and have been cited in over 600
published papers, theses, and patents. For a presentation
about my project, see: "From
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I have published over 100 professional journal papers and book chapters; I have presented over 200 seminars and talks presented at national and international institutions and conferences. Click here for my academic Curriculum Vitae.
Since retirement, my wife and I have developed and presented a
number of workshops for teachers
on the applications of educational technology and Adult Education Courses on
technology-related topics. I am a regular contributor to the Matlab
File Exchange, where I am ranked in the top 1%
National Awards and Distinctions
Tour Speaker for the Spectroscopy Society of Canada, 1979.
Tour Speaker for the American Chemical Society, 1980 and 1981.
Strock Award from the Society of Applied Spectroscopy for research on continuum-source atomic absorption spectrometry, 1988.
EDUCOM/NCRIPTAL awards for Best Design and for Best Chemistry software, for software program SPECTRUM, 1990.
Resides in Naples, FL (visitor's guide)and Silver Spring, MD. Married to Mary Louise O'Haver. Sons Christopher and Robert.
Last updated Jan, 2022. Questions should be directed to Prof. Thomas O'Haver, at email@example.com.
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