Prof. Grant Newton Holder
Prof. Grant NewtonHolder

OVNP Group/ WISELAB/QOVAR Systems Laboratory, USA


Appalachian State University, USA



1988 Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Analytical and Electrochemistry

1984 B.S., University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chemistry

Publications (Selected)
  1. “Appalachian State goes Transatlantic:  North Carolina university to launch ambitious viticulture and enology program,” www.winesandvines. com/search/article.cfm? content=57990 - 9k - 2008-08-25.
  2. “Discover North Carolina Wines: A Wine Tourism Visitor Profile Study,” Evans, M.; Pollard, C.; Holder, G. N., International Journal of Hospitality Management, under review.
  3. “Cyclic Voltammetry Study of Cp* Ru+ (η6-salicylidene-p-N, N-dimethylaminoaniline) and related compounds,”, Baetz, N.W.; Wheeler, D. E.; Georgescu, P. L.; Holder, G. N. Annals of the University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Fascicle VI - Food Technology, 2009.
  4. “The Evaluation of Scavenging Activities of Some Phenolic Compounds on Pyrazines Generated by Maillard Systems in Mild Conditions,” ELISEI Alina-Mihaela, GEORGESCU Puiu Lucian, HOLDER N. Grant, J. Agr. Food Chemistry, 2007, under review.
  5. “WISELAB - a tool for vineyards and winemakers,” Grant N. Holder, Small Winery: A Magazine for Small Commercial Wineries,” 2006, 1(1), 20-22.
  6. “Rhenium(V)-imido complexes containing bulky arylimido (=NAr) ligands. Synthesis, voltammetry, and spectroscopic behavior of crowded complexes of the type Re(NAr)Cl3(L)2, and [Re(NAr)Cl(L)2]2+” Grant N. Holder*, David M. Gooden, Laurel L. McClure, David G. Farrar, Stephen D. Williams, Annals of the University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Fascicle VI - Food Technology, No. 2/2005, pp. 35-46, ISSN 1221-4574.
  7. “Voltammetric Reductions of Ring-Substituted Acetophenones. 3. A Collaborative Sophomore-Level Molecular Modeling Exercise Correlating Experimental and Theoretical Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Data.” Grant N. Holder*, David G. Farrar. Chem. Educator, 2003, 8(2), 141-145.
  8. “The Synthesis, Characterization, and Reaction Chemistry of Three Isomers of [Rh(N{C6H5}COCH3)4]” C. T. Eagle, D. Farrar, G. N. Holder, M. L. Hatley, E. V. Olson, S. L. Humphrey, M. Quintos, J. Sadighi, T. Wideman, Tet. Letters, 2003, 44(12), 2593.
  9. “Voltammetric Reduction of Ring-Substituted Acetophenones. 2. A Senior-Level Experiment Requiring Classification of an Electrochemical "EC" Mechanism as Stepwise or Concerted." Grant N. Holder*, Laurel L. McClure, David G. Farrar, Chem. Educator, 2002, 7(2), 74-80.
  10. “Cp*Ru+ Complexes of Benzylideneaniline and Salicylideneaniline.” Dale. E. Wheeler, Nicholas. W. Baetz, Grant N. Holder, Steven Milos, Kraig A. Luczak, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2002, 328, 210-217.
  11. “Voltammetric Reductions of Ring-Substituted Acetophenones. 1. Determination of an Electron-Transfer Mechanism using Cyclic Voltammetry and Computer Modeling: the Formation and Fate of a Radical Anion” Grant N. Holder, David G. Farrar, Laurel L. McClure, Chem. Educator 2001, 6(6), 343-349.
  12. “Synthesis of bis(diethyldithiocarbamato)manganese(II) and tris(diethyldithiocarbamato)manganese(III)”, C. T. Eagle, G. H. Holder, A. B. Goodman, P. E. Hicks, K. P. Shaber, Chem. Educator, 2001, 6(3), 153-156.
  13. “GC-MS Determination of an Unknown Pesticide. 2. An Experiment Investigating Quality of Analysis Using Random Sampling and Estimation of Variance” G. N. Holder, S. J. Breiner, L. L. McClure, Chem. Educator, 2000, 5(3), 136-139.
  14. Cassandra T. Eagle*, David G. Farrar*, Grant N. Holder William T. Pennington, Rosa D. Bailey "Structural and Electronic Properties of (2,2-trans)-Dirhodium(II) Tetrakis(N-phenylacetamidate)" J. Organomet. Chem., 2000, 596, 90.
  15. “Teaching Students to Use Electrochemistry as a Probe of Molecular Behavior”, G. N. Holder, J. Chem. Ed., 1999, 76(11), 1478.
  16. “Nuclear magnetic resonance determination of chemical structures: an undergraduate instrumental analysis laboratory” D. Farrar, G. N. Holder*, D. G. Gooden, Chemical Educator, 1999, 4(5), 1.
  17. “Qualitative Identification of an Unknown Pesticide Residue Using Gas Chromatography and On-line Resources as an Instrumental Analysis Experiment” S. J. Breiner, D. G. Farrar, G. Holder, L. L. McClure, Chemical Educator, 1999, 4(6).
  18. “Synthesis of Tris(diethyldithiocarbamato)cobalt(III): as an Undergraduate Inorganic Laboratory.” C. T. Eagle, D. G. Farrar, G. N. Holder, D. M. Gooden, A. Goodman, S. Wyatt Chem. Ed.,1999, 4(3).
  19. ”Solvent control of concerted-to-stepwise dissociatve ET in iodinated ketones and ketazines.” G. N. Holder, L. L. McClure, S. Royce, J. Org. Chem., in preparation.
  20. “Appalachian State goes Transatlantic: North Carolina university to launch ambitious viticulture and enology program,” - 9k - 2008-08-25.
  21. “Grant Helps Establish Degree in Wine Science: ASU Partners with Universities in France, Italy, Portugal,” Watauga Mountain Times, November 2, 2006, p. 22B.
  22. “ASU has plans for a degree in wine: U.S. grant to help develop program,” Laura Giovanelli, Winston-Salem Journal, October 23, 2006.
  23. “Lansing winery has ribboncutting,” by Linda Burchette, the Jefferson Post, August 1, 2006.
  24. “Growing up: N.C. wine industry shows signs of maturity,” Michelle Cater Rash, The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area, July 28, 2006.
  25. “N.C. is after Napa's allure: Wineries say more good food, lodging are needed.” by Sherry Youngquist, Winston-Salem Journal, July 18, 2006.
  26. Uncorking the Future of NC Wine: ASU’s Second Annual Wine Conference July 17, Sam Calhoun, High Country News, July 6, 2006.
  27. “MarketSmart Interactive at 2006 NC Western Wine Conference,” Garrett French, Search Engine Lowdown,, July 14, 2006.
  28. “Wine Conference Returns,” Asheville-Citizen Times, Michael Flynn, July 12, 2006.
  29. “Western NC Wine Conference, 17 July 2006,” bkleinhe, Great Wines of North Carolina, July 6, 2006.
  30. “Red, White & Blue Ridge Wine Festival, First Annual WineFest to Be Held in Blowing Rock April 6-9,” Jeff Eason, Mountain Times, March 16, 2006.
  31. ASU Plans 2nd Annual Wine Conference, Frank Ruggiero, Watauga Democrat, June 29, 2006.
  32. “Serving the Wine Industry,” Jane Nicholson, Appalachian Today, Spring 2006.
  33. “Jack Kroustalis, founder of vineyards, dies at 74,” Hugh Hewitt, Winston-Salem Journal, March 7, 2006.
  34. “Appalachian Makes Grape Strides,” Frank Ruggiero, Watauga Democrat, January 12, 2006.
  35. “Mobile Wine Testing Laboratory Receives Funding,” Watauga Mountain Times, January 5, 2006.
  36. “Golden Leaf Foundation Award Funds Mobile Wine Testing Laboratory,” Jane Nicholson, ASU news bureau, January 3, 2006.
  37. “A Mobile Grape Laboratory for the NC Wine Industry,” Bruce Ferrell, North Carolina News Network, Radio Broadcast, January 3, 2006.
  38. “Watauga 2005: A Look Back At A Year in the National Spotlight ” by Scott Nicholson and Frank Ruggiero, Watauga Democrat, Volume 117, No. 156, p. 5, December 20, 2005.
  39. “Money for Viticulture,” by Marie Freeman, Watauga Democrat, November 20, 2005.
  40. “Taylor siphons funds for grape research: Lab, $1,000,000 will help State’s growers keep up with growing wine industry,” by Adam Behsudi, Asheville Citizen Times, November 12, 2005.
  41. “Wine Appreciation 101”, by Frank Ruggiero, Watauga Democrat, November 10, 2005.
  42. “ASU Wine Program Takes Root,” by Frank Ruggiero, Watauga Democrat, November 4, 2005.