Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Professor of Chemistry


  • Office of Naval Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Naval Air Weapons Center, China Lake, CA
  • Ph.D. Chemical Physics, University of Minnesota
  • B.A. Chemistry and Physics, Augsburg College

Teaching Specialties

  • Physical Science
  • General Chemistry
  • Modern Physics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry for Biological Sciences
  • Instrumentation
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Topical Seminar in Environmental Sciences
  • Chemistry Seminar, Special Topics in Chemistry
  • Self Defense (PE)
  • Tae Kwon Do (PE)

Research Interests

One of our current projects focuses on the use of small molecule gas phase molecular spectroscopic methods to develop high spectral resolution databases for select radionuclide, explosives and other threat agents of interest. One of the challenges associated with real time detection of explosives for example is that most energetic compounds have prohibitively low vapor pressures for most existing sensor technology. Research from the canine community has suggested that explosive trained dogs do not alert off a response to a pure compound, but rather a complex vapor bouquet of impurities which are present due to manufacturing processes or are natural degradation products. These impurities are typically far more volatile than the explosives themselves which may ultimately aid in detection. Unfortunately, the available high resolution spectral signature information for most of these compounds is either insufficient or completely non-existent.


  • American Chemical Society (Member Analytical Division, Physical Division, Division of Chemical Education)
  • American Vacuum Society
  • Society for Photonics and Instrumentation Engineers
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy
  • American Physical Society
  • American Taekwondo Association

Scott Reeve

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2521
F: 870-972-3089


Building: Lab Science West
Room: 547

Alternative Contact

Marsha Trusty
P: 870-972-3086