APRIL STEEN

Graduate Student

HOMETOWN

Wesson, MS

 


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Mississippi, 2015

B.S. in Biology, University of Mississippi, 2015

    Minor in Psychology

 

 

 


 

 

 

Research Interests

I am working on characterizing new materials based on their photochemical properties.

Publications

A. J. Huckaba, A. Yella, L. E. McNamara, A. E. Steen, J. S. Murphy, C. A. Carpenter, G. D. Puneky, N. I. Hammer, M. K. Nazeeruddin, M. Grätzel, and J. H. Delcamp, “Molecular Design Principles of Near-Infrared Absorbing and Emitting Indolizine Dyes,” Chemistry - A European Journal(2016).


A. O. Weldeab, A. Steen, D. J. Starkenburg, J. S. D. Williams, J. Xue, N. I. Hammer, R. K. Castellano, and D. L. Watkins, “Tuning the Structural and Spectroscopic Properties of Donor-Acceptor-Donor Oligomers via Mutual X-Bonding, H-Bonding, and π-π Interactions,” Journal of Materials Chemistry C, submitted.

Presentations

April E. Steen, Kerri D. Scott, Nathan I. Hammer, “Comparison of Emission Spectra from Various Light Sources: A Physical Chemistry Education Outreach Project,” 255th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, March 2017. (Oral)


April E. Steen, Kerri D. Scott, Nathan I. Hammer, “Comparison of Emission Spectra from Various Light Sources: A Physical Chemistry Education Outreach Project,” 255th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, March 2017. (Sci-Mix Poster)


April E. Steen, Suong Nguyen, Thomas L. Ellington, Gregory S. Tschumper, Davita L. Watkins, and Nathan I. Hammer, “Synthesis and Photophysical Characterization of Bipyridyl Hybrid Oligomers: Examining Mixed Furan-Thiophene Systems Using Spectroscopy and DFT Methods,” 255th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, March 2017.


April E. Steen, Kerri D. Scott, Nathan I. Hammer, “Comparison of Emission Spectra from Various Light Sources: A Physical Chemistry Education Outreach Project,” STEM Education in Mississippi: Issues and Innovations, Jackson, MS, September 2017.


April E. Steen, “Photophysical Characterization of Bipyridyl Hybrid Oligomers: Examining Mixed Furan-Thiophene Systems Using Spectroscopy and DFT Methods,” Feeding and Powering the World 2017: Building the Knowledge Base, Oxford, MS, June 2017. (Oral)


April E. Steen, Suong Nguyen, Thomas L. Ellington, Gregory S. Tschumper, Davita L. Watkins, and Nathan I. Hammer, “Synthesis and Photophysical Characterization of Bipyridyl Hybrid Oligomers: Examining Mixed Furan-Thiophene Systems Using Spectroscopy and DFT Methods,” 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, April 2017.


April E. Steen, Suong T. Nguyen, Thomas L. Ellington, Gregory S. Tschumper, Davita L. Watkins, and Nathan I. Hammer, "A Spectroscopic and Computational Study of Newly-Synthesized Mixed Furan-Thiophene Oligomers," Feeding and Powering the World Conference, Oxford, MS, July 2016.


April E. Steen, Kerri D. Scott, and Nathan I. Hammer, “Using Spectroscopy to Engage Students in STEM and Physical Chemistry,” Research Day at the Capitol, Jackson, MS, March 2016.


April E. Steen, Kerri D. Scott, and Nathan I. Hammer, “Using Spectroscopy to Engage Students in STEM and Physical Chemistry,” 67th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Region of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Memphis, TN, November 2015.


A. Steen, L. McNamara, and N. Hammer “Comparison of Emission Spectra from Various Light Sources: A Physical Chemistry Education Outreach Project,” 2014 Mississippi State EPSCoR Meeting, Starkville, MS, April 2014.