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Dr. Douglas Goltz

Douglas Goltz Title: Dean of Science and Professor
Phone: 204.786.9748
Office: 3RC013 - Lab: 1RC031
Building: Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex
Email: d.goltz@uwinnipeg.ca


Post Doctoral Research, McGill, 1995-1997
Ph.D. (Chemistry) Carleton University, 1995



Dr. Doug Goltz has been a faculty member in The University of Winnipeg's Department of Chemistry since 1997. He obtained his PhD on the vaporization mechanisms of metals and inductively coupled plasmas from Carleton University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University.


CHEM 1111 Introduction to the Chemical Properties of Matter
CHEM 1112 Basic Principles in Chemical Reactivity
CHEM 2302 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHEM 3202 Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry
CHEM 3302 Methods of Chemical Analysis
CHEM-3302 Methods of Chemical Analysis - Lab
CHEM 3701 Directed Studies Chemistry
CHEM 4301 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 4302 Instrumentation for Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 4701 Research Projects in Chemistry


Research Interests:

Dr. Douglas Goltz's research interest is primarily in the area of analytical chemistry and the science of cultural objects. He currently active in a variety of projects involving the following.

  • Microsampling for metal and pigment identification using atomic spectroscopy.
  • Visible and Near IR hyperspectral imaging for examining historical objects using mid-IR and Raman      spectroscopy.

Since 1997, Goltz has garnered more than $1.8 million in research funding. Over the past 20 years, he has trained 22 undergraduate research project students and supervised 45 undergraduate summer research students.

Research Gate



S. Ahmadi, D.B. Craig and D.M. Goltz, ‘Micellar Electrokinetic Capillary Chromatography with Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection for Separation of Red and Yellow Historical Dyes’, submitted to the Journal of Analytical Methods – May 18, 2012. (Manuscript # AY-ART-05-2012-025505).

D.M. Goltz, B. Piniuta, E. Huebner, M. Attas, E. Cloutis and J. Broomhead, ‘Spectroscopic approaches for studying faint text on a wooden tally from Invincible (1758)’. Submitted to the journal of Archaeology June 16, 2012.

D.Goltz, S. Ahmadi, G. Absalan and D. Craig, ‘Separation of Historical Dyes Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection’. Accepted for publication in the ‘Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies’ (manuscript # LJLC-2011-0520) September 26, 2011.

D.Goltz and G. Hill. 2012. ‘Hyperspectral Imaging of Daguerreotypes’. Restaurator,33, 1-16.

D.Goltz. 2012. ‘A Review of Instrumental Approaches for Studying Historical Inks’. Analytical Letters, 45, 314-329.

M. Akhond, G. Absalan, L. Sheikhian, D.M. Goltz. 2011. ‘Temperature-controlled ionic liquid-based dispersive liquid-phase microextraction, preconcentration and quantification of nano-amounts of silver ion by using disulfiram as complexing agent’. Analytical Methods, 3, 2354-2359.

G. Absalan, M. Asadia, S. Kamrana, L. Sheikhiana, D.M. Goltz. 2011.Removal of Reactive Red-120 and 4-(2-Pyridylazo) Resorcinol from Aqueous Samples by Fe3O4 Magnetic Nanoparticles using Ionic Liquid as Modifier’. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 192, 476-484.

D.M. Goltz, J. Chin, R.Hiebert and G. Absalan. 2010. ‘Micro-extraction and Determination of Transition Metals in Historical Ink’.Microchimica Acta, 170, 127-133.

S. Tse, D. Goltz, S. Guild, V. Orlandini and M. Trojan-Bedynski. 2009. ‘Effect of Aqueous Treatments on 19th Century Iron Gall Ink Documents: Assessment using Hyperspectral Imaging’. The Book and Paper Group Annual, 28, 75-82.

D.M. Goltz, M. Attas, E. Cloutis, G. Young and M. Bedynski. 2009. ‘Assessing Stains on Historical Documents using Hyperspectral Imaging’. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 11, 19-26.

D.M. Goltz, M. Attas, E. Cloutis, G. Young and P. Begin. 2009. ‘Visible (420-720 nm) ‘Hyperspectral Imaging Techniques to Study Ink Migration in Historical Documents’. Restaurator, 30, 199-221.

K.D. Charleton, A.E. Smith and D.M. Goltz. 2009. ‘Microsampling and Determination of Metals in Iron Gall Ink’. Analytical Letters,42, 2533-2546.

K. Charleton, T. Buffie, D.M. Goltz. 2007. ‘Low Power Electro-Corrosion for Sample Preparation: Identification of Metals in Alloys’. Talanta, 74, 7-13.

D.M. Goltz, A. Walton, P. Grinberg, C. Collins, K. Charleton and E. Cloutis. 2007. Pigment Darkening in Cultural Artifacts, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 22, 140 – 146.

D.M. Goltz, E. Cloutis, L. Norman, R. Ridgen and M. Attas. 2007. Enhancement of Faint Text using Visible (420-720 nm) Multispectral Imaging, Restaurator, 28, 11-28.

D.M. Goltz, M. Boileau, I. Plews, K. Charleton and M. Hinds. 2006. Properties of low power spark ablation in aqueous solution for dissolution of precious metals and alloys, Spectrochimica Acta Part B, 61, 817-823.

M. Boileau and D.M. Goltz, Properties of Metal Dissolution by Electroerosion, 2004, Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, 49, 185-192.

D.M. Goltz, J. Coombs, C. Marion, E. Cloutis, J. Gibson, M. Attas, L.-P. Choo-Smith, C. Collins. 2004. Pigment Identification in Artwork using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Talanta, 63, 609-616.

D.M. Goltz. 2003. Life with Chak – A Graduate Student’s Perspective. Guest Editorial, Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, 48, 36A-38A.

E.Cloutis, D.M. Goltz, J. Coombs, M. Attas, C.Majzels and C. Collins. 2003. Non-Destructive Discrimination of Artists’ White Materials using Bidirectional Reflectance Spectroscopy (0.3-4.3 mm,) Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy,48, 196-209.

M. Attas, E. Cloutis, C. Collins, D.M. Goltz, C. Majzels, J. Mansfield, and H. Mantsch. 2003. Spectroscopic Imaging in Art Conservation: A New Tool for Materials Investigations, LEONARDO, 36, 304&307.

E. Cloutis, D.M. Goltz, J. Coombs, M. Attas, C. Majzels, C. Collins. 2003. Non-destructive discrimination of artists’ white materials using bidirectional reflectance spectroscopy. Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, 48, 196-209.

M. Attas, E. Cloutis, C. Collins, D.M. Goltz, C. Majzels, J. Mansfield, and H. Mantsch. 2003. Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging in Art Conservation: Investigation of Drawing Constituents, Journal of Cultural Heritage, 4, 127-136.

D.M. Goltz, G. Reinfelds and M. Boileau. 2003. Electroerosion of Metal in Aqueous solution for Sample Introduction into an Inductively Coupled Plasma, Spectrochimica Acta, 58, 1325-1334.

D.M. Goltz, J.R. McClelland, A. Schellenburg, M. Attas and E. Cloutis. 2003. Spectroscopic Studies on the Darkening of Lead White,Applied Spectroscopy, 57, 1393-1398.

D.M. Goltz, M. Hinds, J. Coombs, A. Jagdeo and D. Craig. 2002. A Low Power Spark Ablation Device for Rapid Sample Dissolution,Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy, 17, 395-399.

D.B. Craig, T. Hall and D.M. Goltz. 2000. Escherichia coli-B-galactosidase is heterogeneous with respect to a requirement for magnesium. Biometals, 13, 223-229.

D.M. Goltz, G. Kostic and G. Reinfelds. 2000. Rapid Sample Preparation using Spark Ablation in Aqueous Media. Talanta. 52, 1131-1138.

D.M. Goltz, T. Hall, A. Grant and E. Segstro. 2000. Teaching Sample Preparation in the Undergraduate Laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education, 77, 1486-1488.

D.M. Goltz, C.D. Skinner and E.D. Salin. 1998. Sample Introduction using an Inductively Heated Vaporizer for ICP-AES.Spectrochimica Acta., 53B, 1139-1147.

C. Sartoros, D.M. Goltz and E.D. Salin. 1998. Program Considerations for Simplex Optimization of Ion lenses in ICP-MS. Applied Spectroscopy, 52, 643-648.

D.M. Goltz and E.D. Salin. 1998. An Inductively Heated Vaporizer for ICP-MS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy, 12, 1175-1180.

D.M. Goltz, D.C. Grégoire and C.L. Chakrabarti. 1996. Characterization and Evaluation of Mo, Ta, Re and W Metal Vaporization Surfaces for Electrothermal Vaporization ICP Mass Spectrometry. Canadian Journal of Applied Spectroscopy, 41, 70-76.

D.M. Hughes, C.L. Chakrabarti, M.M. Lamoureux, J.C. Hutton, D.M. Goltz, R.E. Sturgeon, D.C. Grégoire and A.Kh. Gilmutdinov. 1996. Investigation of Vapour Condensation in Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry by Shadow Spectral Digital Imaging Technique. Applied Spectroscopy, 50, 715-731.

D.M. Hughes, C.L. Chakrabarti, M.M. Lamoureux, J.C. Hutton, D.M. Goltz, R.E. Sturgeon, D.C.Grégoire and A.Kh. Gilmutdinov. 1996. Digital Imaging of Formation and Dissipation Processes for Atoms and Molecules and Condensed-Phase Species in Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry: A Review. Spectrochimica Acta, 51B, 973-997.

D.M. Goltz, D.C. Grégoire, C.L. Chakrabarti. 1995. The Mechanism of Vaporization of Yttrium and Rare Earth Elements in ETV-ICP-MS. Spectrochimica Acta, 50B, 1365-1382.

D.M. Goltz, D.C. Grégoire, J.P. Byrne and C.L. Chakrabarti. 1995. Vaporization and Atomization of Uranium in a Graphite Tube Electrothermal Vaporizer. A Mechanistic Study using ETV-ICP-MS and GFAAS. Spectrochimica Acta, 50B, 803-814.

D.M. Hughes, D.C. Grégoire, C.L. Chakrabarti, R.E. Sturgeon, J.P. Byrne and D.M. Goltz. 1995. Seawater as a Multi-Component Physical Carrier for ETV-ICP-MS. Spectrochimica Acta, 50B, 425-440 (1995).

D.M. Goltz, C.L. Chakrabarti, R.E. Sturgeon, D.M. Hughes and D.C. Grégoire. 1995. Investigation of the Vaporization and Atomization of Boron in an Electrothermal Vaporizer using Digital Imaging. Applied Spectroscopy, 49, 1006-1016.

D.C. Grégoire, K. Ansdell, D.M. Goltz, C.L. Chakrabarti. 1995. Trace Analysis of Single Zircons for Rare Earth Elements. U and Th by Electrothermal Vaporization ICP-MS, Chemical Geology, 124, 91-99.

H.D. Burgess and D.M. Goltz. 1994. Effect of Alkali on the Long-Term Stability of Paper Fibres Containing Lignin. Archivaria (The Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists), 37, 182-202.

M.M. Lamoureux, C.L. Chakrabarti, D.M. Goltz and D.C. Grégoire. 1994. Modification of a Commercial Electrothermal Vaporizer for Sample Introduction into an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer. Part. 2. Performance Evaluation. Analytical Chemistry, 66, 3217-3222.

M.M. Lamoureux, C.L. Chakrabarti, D.M. Goltz and D.C. Grégoire. 1994. Modification of a Commercial Electrothermal Vaporizer for Sample Introduction into an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer. Part. 1. Characterization. Analytical Chemistry, 66, 3208-3216.

D.M. Goltz, D.C. Grégoire, M.M. Lamoureux and C.L. Chakrabarti. 1994. Effect of Acids on Vaporization Properties in Electrothermal Vaporization Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy, 9, 919-926.

J.P. Byrne, D.C. Grégoire, D.M. Goltz and C.L. Chakrabarti. 1994. Vaporization and Atomization of Boron in the Graphite Furnace Investigated by Electrothermal Vaporization Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Spectrochimica Acta, 49B, 433-443.

D.C. Wigfield and D.M. Goltz. 1993. Activation Parameters for the Reconstitution of Apo-Tyrosinase by Copper. Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 71, 96-98.

D.C. Wigfield and D.M. Goltz. 1990. The pH-Dependence of the Reconstitution Reaction of Apotyrosinase – The Question of Cu(I) Versus Cu(II), Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 68, 648-650.

D.C. Wigfield and D.M. Goltz. 1990. Kinetics of Reconstitution of Apotyrosinase by Copper, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 68, 476-479.

J. Huang, D.M. Goltz and F. Smith. 1988. A Microwave Dissolution Technique for the Determination of Arsenic in Soils. Talanta, 35, 907-908.