Patrick Idwasi

Assistant Professor Chemistry - School of Science & Mathematics

Contact Information

(918) 595-7131

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry


  • 2001, Ph.D. in Chemistry, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • 1992, B.Sc. in Chemistry, Jomo Kenyatta University College of Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya              

Research Interests

Analytical Chemistry techniques for environmental analysis.            

Publications & Presentations

"Automated Detection of Ethanol Vapor by Passive Fourier Transform Infrared Remote Sensing Measurements" Fourier Transform Spectroscopy: 11th International Conference page 227 - 230.

"Multiple Filtering Strategy for the Automated Detection of Ethanol by Passive Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy" Applied Spectroscopy 55, 1544 – 1552 (2001).

"Investigation of Electrolyte Measurement in Diluted Whole Blood Using Spectroscopic and Chemometric Methods" Applied Spectroscopy, 57, 146-151 (2003).

“Noninvasive, NIRS-Measured Muscle pH and PO2 Indicate Tissue Perfusion for Cardiac Surgical Patients on Cardiopulmonary Bypass” Critical Care Medicine. 31, 2324-2331 (2003).

Patent Application for an innovative algorithm for a novel approach to correct for skin pigmentation to enhance the measurement accuracy of blood and tissue chemistry noninvasively

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Secretary – American Chemical Society (ACS) – Tulsa Section – 2007 – 2010
  • President American Chemical Society - Tulsa Section
  • Councilor ACS
  • Organizing committee 54th Annual ACS Pentasectional
  • Member of the Committee of meetings and expositions ACS


TCC Excellence in Teaching Award

Community Involvement

  • Preparing For Innovation Producing Educated STEM Scholars (PIPESTEMS) – 5 year $589,005 grant to provide services to low-income, "academically talented” TCC students
  • Innovative Project Grant - $1000
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