Dr. Linda Gao
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB)

Dr. Linda Gao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB), USA. She received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Jilin University, China in 1999. She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Analytical Chemistry from Texas Tech University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. She has published many articles in both micro-scale bioseparations and fuel cells. Her current research focuses on the investigation of green energy, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of alternative fuels, and fuel cell catalysts. Dr. Gao has reviewed original manuscripts from other scientists for a number of journals.

To support undergraduate education and undergraduate research activities at her current institution, Dr. Gao received a teaching fund from The Pittsburgh Conference Grant Program. She also obtained research grants not only with UMHB but from The Welch Foundation (as a co-investigator). Dr. Gao was elected as the Chair and Outreach Coordinator of the Heart O’ Texas Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and has been serving as an officer in this society for over two years. To promote chemistry in the community, Dr. Gao has actively co-sponsored various outreach activities, including Demos in the Dark, Adopt-A-Highway and Science Saturday. The UMHB chemistry club recently received an ACS Green Chemistry Award and Commendable Award for its outreach activities.