Mr. Thomas P. Quick
Title: Research Associate
Dept/Program: Geology and Environmental Science
Office: CRH 66A
Phone: 330 792 6935
Fax: 330 972 7611
Thomas Quick joined the department in 1983. His duties include maintaining the department's analytical equipment and instructing students in the operation of this equipment. He is also involved with the design and fabrication of new equipment. His projects range from building a light weight tripod for taking cores in the Bahamas, to designing electronic recording devices for measuring various environmental parameters. Mr. Quick's first recorder measured temperature in hourly intervals. Other temperature recorders were developed to run continuously over a six month period. Water level recorders were developed to measure tidal fluctuations on selected inland lakes in the Bahamas and groundwater fluctuations in monitoring wells of the Bahamas. Other environmental recorders include barometric pressure and conductivity. The conductivity recorder can log data twice a day over a one year period. Mr Quick holds one patent for a battery powered vacuum unit, a device used for the filtration of water samples out in the field. He has also developed several graphic computer programs for the analysis and interpretation of geochemical data.
Chyi, L.L. and Quick, T.J., 1995, Gas Removal Apparatus: Patent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent No. 5,438,324.
Quick, T.J., 1989, Battery Powered Vacuum Unit: Patent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent No. 4,863,593
M.S. 1983, University of Akron