UNT professor Guido Verbeck develops mobile tool that can test air quality

Guido Verbeck, associate professor of chemistry, has developed a portable tool in conjunction with Kenneth Wright at Inficon that will help environmental scientists and crime investigators collect data on the spot.

The mobile mass spectrometers, which can check air quality and provide a list of chemicals in the air, are easily fitted onto vehicles. Verbeck is taking the mobile lab to UNT's sub-Antarctic field station in Chile, where he'll develop the first database of air quality samples in that region.