Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Dr. Mauro E. Castro

Regents Professor

Undergraduate Work: B.S. in Chemistry, Texas A&I University - Kingsville.

Graduate Work: M.S. in Chemistry, Texas A&I University - Kingsville.

Doctoral Work: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Texas A&M - College Station.

Past Research: Development of Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (FT-MS) for high molecular weight analysis.

Current Research: Analysis of inter-national pharmaceuticals for quantity and quality of active ingredient. Identification of organic compounds in South Texas Mesquite wood. Development of analytical methods for the determination of added products to street drugs. Active in outreach programs to encourage students to study science.

Best Advice Ever Received: JUST DO IT!

Hobbies: Flying airplanes, flight instructor, and commercial pilot.

What Influenced You to Study Chemistry: Mr. Allen my high school teacher.

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry
Nierman Hall, N151
MSC 161 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361.593.2665
fax: 361-593-3597
Personal Website:

Dr. Mauro E. Castro