Faculty & Staff
1973 B.A. Chemistry, Portland State University
1976 Ph.D. Chemistry, Colorado State University
1976-1979 NIH Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Heuris Pharma L.L.C.
Ph.D., Northeastern University
Inorganic, Analytical and General Chemistry
Our research has two areas of focus: Synthesis and characterization of new Ternary Transition Metal (bimetallic) Nitrides that May Have Potential Interest for the Technological Community
Education & Experience
2008 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Michael T. Crimmins)
2008 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow
2007 Department of Education GAANN Teaching Fellow
2002 B.S., Haverford College (Frances R. Blase)
My current research interests include the design and development of cross-dispersive spectrograph instrumentation for LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy), on which I am collaborating with personnel at Los Alamos National Laboratory and my associates in Tucson, AZ. LIBS is a technique for remotely obtaining atomic emission spectra from the surface of a sample, usually done by hitting the sample with a few nanosecond pulse of infrared laser light having a total energy of about 0.01-0.1 Joule.
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physical Organic and Organometallic Chemistry
Organometallic Polymers- I am interested in the methods of synthesis, chemical and spectroscopic properties, and application of polymers containing metals as an integral part of their structural backbone. In cooperation with Dr. Charles Carraher of Florida Atlantic University and Dr. Charles Pittman of Mississippi State University I have organized five ACS symposia on this topic. I have also co-edited books arising from each symposia.