Development of analytical techniques for the measurement of emerging pollutants in the environment. Current focus is in spectroscopy of nanomaterials; microfluidic sensors for nitrate; the identification of algae metabolites by GC-MS.
- Ph.D. (Chemistry), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (April 2006). Dissertation: Dynamic Raman Studies of Mineralized Tissue. Advisor: Dr. Michael Morris.
- M.S. (Chemistry), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (August 2003). Concentration: Analytical (Separations). Advisor: Dr. Mark Meyerhoff.
- B.S. (Chemistry and Biology, summa cum laude), King College, Bristol, Tennessee (May 1999).
Areas of Specialty:
Raman spectroscopy; chemometrics; development of new analytical techniques for the detection of synthetic materials in the environment.