ASHLEY WRIGHT

HOMETOWN

Texarkana, TX


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Central Arkansas, 2007

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Mississippi, 2012


PREVIOUS RESEARCH GROUPS

Dr. Richard Tarkka

    University of Central Arkansas


CO-MEMBERSHIP

Dr. Gregory Tschumper

University of Mississippi


 

Research Interests

Experimentally and theoretically study the effect of solvents on the vibrational normal modes of pyrimidine, bond lengths and frequencies of the boron-nitrogen dative bond in small B-N containing molecules, and physical properties of small clusters of molecules through surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Publications

A. M. Wright, A. A. Howard, J. C. Howard, G. S. Tschumper, and N. I. Hammer, “Charge Transfer and Blue Shifting of Vibrational Frequencies in a Hydrogen Bond Acceptor,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 117, 5435-5446 (2013). (cover article) DOI: 10.1021/jp401642b

 

X. Zhang, A. M. Wright, N. J. DeYonker, T. K. Hollis, N. I. Hammer, C. E. Webster, and E. Valente "Synthesis, Air-stability, Photo-bleaching, and DFT Modeling of Blue Light-Emitting Platinum CCC-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Pincer Complexes," Organometallics, 31, 1664-1672 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/om200687w

 

D. N. Reinemann, A. M. Wright, J. D. Wolfe, G. S. Tschumper, and N. I. Hammer, “Vibrational Spectroscopy of N-Methyliminodiacetic Acid(MIDA)-Protected Boronate Ester: Assignment of the B-N Dative Bond Stretching Frequency,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 115, 6426-6431 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/jp112016j

 

Q. Zhao, J. Wang, J. L. Freeman, M. Murphy-Jolly, A. M. Wright, D. J. Scardino, N. I. Hammer, C. M. Lawson, and G. M. Gray, “Syntheses, and Optical, Fluorescence and Nonlinear Optical Characterization of Phosphine-Substituted Terthiophenes,” Inorganic Chemistry, 50, 2015-2027 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/ic101624y

 

A. M. Wright, L. V. Joe, A. A. Howard, G. S. Tschumper, and N. I. Hammer, “Spectroscopic and Computational Insight into Weak Noncovalent Interactions in Crystalline Pyrimidine,” Chemical Physics Letters, 501, 319-323 (2011). DOI:10.1016/j.cplett.2010.11.046

 

M. McDowell, A. E. Wright and N. I. Hammer, "Semiconductor Nanocrystals Hybridized with Functional Ligands: New Composite Materials with Tunable Properties," Materials, 3, 614-637 (2010). DOI: 10.3390/ma3010614

 

S. N. Murthy, A. B. Nair, N. I. Hammer, S. R. Kiran Vaka, and A. E. Wright, “Dermatokinetics of Nanoparticles (25 nm),” International Journal of Innovative Pharmaceutical Research, 1 (2), 37-43 (2010).


Presentations

A. McClellan, A. Wright, L. Joe, T. Ellington, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Charge Transfer Induced Vibrational Blue Shifts in Pyrimidine Mixtures on Silver Substrates,” 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.

 

A. McClellan, L. Joe, A. Wright, C. Frizzell, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Surface Enhanced Raman (SERS) Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of Charge Transfer Induced Vibrational Blue Shifts in Pyrimidine/Water Mixtures on Silver Substrates,” 2012 Mississippi State EPSCoR Meeting, Oxford, MS, April 2012.

 

A. Wright, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Computational and Spectroscopic Studies of the Effects of Weak Intermolecular Interactions in Ammonia Borane,” 2012 Mississippi State EPSCoR Meeting, Oxford, MS, April 2012.

 

D. Reinemann, A. Wright, J. Wolfe, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Vibrational Spectroscopy of Molecules Containing B-N and B-P Dative Bonds,” 2012 Mississippi State EPSCoR Meeting, Oxford, MS, April 2012.

 

A. McClellan, L. Joe, J. Howard, A. Wright, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Surface enhanced Raman spectra (SERS) of pyrimidine/water mixtures,” 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, August 2011.

 

A. Wright, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Computational Study of Dihydrogen Bonding in Ammonia Borane and Its Derivatives,” 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, August, 2011.

 

A. Wright, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Computational and Spectroscopic Study of the B-N Dative Bond in Ammonia Borane,” 66th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, OH, June 2011. (oral)

 

A. Wright, N. Hammer, and G. Tschumper, “Computational and Spectroscopic Study of Ammonia Borane,” Southeast Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), Jackson, MS, March 2011.

 

A. McClellan, L. Joe, J. Howard, A. Wright, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Surface enhanced Raman Spectra (SERS) of pyrimidine/water mixtures,” 2011 Mississippi State EPSCoR Meeting, Starkville, MS, April 2011. (poster)

 

A. Wright, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Computational and Spectroscopic Study of the B-N Coordinate Covalent Bond in Ammonia Borane,” 2011 Mississippi State EPSCoR Meeting, Starkville, MS, April 2011. (poster)

 

A. Wright, L. Joe., A. Howard, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Spectroscopic and computational investigations of weak noncovalent interactions in crystalline pyrimidine,” 2011 Mississippi State EPSCoR Meeting, Starkville, MS, April 2011. (poster)

 

A. Wright, A. Howard, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Spectroscopic and computational investigations of noncovalent interactions between pyrimidine and hydrogen bonded networks,” 66th Southwest and 62nd Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SWRM/SERMACS), New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2010. (oral presentation)

 

D. Reinemann, A. Wright, J. Wolfe, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Vibrational Spectroscopy of N-Methyliminodiacetic Acid (MIDA)-Protected Boronate Ester: Examination of the B-N Dative Bond,” 2011 Mississippi State EPSCoR Meeting, Starkville, MS, April 2011. (poster)

 

D. Reinemann, A. Wright, J. Wolfe, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Infrared, Raman, and SERS Spectroscopy of N-Methyliminodiacetic Acid (MIDA)-Protected Boronate Esters,” 62nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Region of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2010. (oral presentation)

 

A. McClellan, L. Joe, J. Howard, A. Wright, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Surface Enhanced Raman Spectra (SERS) of pyrimidine/water mixtures,” 66th Southwest and 62nd Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SWRM/SERMACS), New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2010. (oral presentation)

 

A. Wright, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “High Level ab initio Calculations on Ammonia Borane" 66th Southwest and 62nd Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SWRM/SERMACS), New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2010. (poster)

 

A. Wright, A. Howard, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Raman Spectroscopic Investigations of Noncovalent Interactions between Pyrimidine and Hydrogen Bonded Networks,” 22nd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS), Boston, Massachusetts, August 2010. (poster)

 

D. Reinemann, A. Wright, J. Wolfe, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Raman and SERS Spectroscopy of N-Methyliminodiacetic Acid (MIDA)-Protected Boronate Esters,” 22nd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS), Boston, Massachusetts, August 2010. (poster)

 

A. Wright, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “High Level ab initio Calculations on Ammonia Borane: Sensitivity of the B-N Dative Bond to Method and Basis Set," Mississippi EPSCoR State Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi, April 2010. (poster)

 

D. Reinemann, A. Wright, A. Howard, G. Tschumper, and N. Hammer, “Vibrational Spectroscopy of N‐Methyliminodiacetic Acid (MIDA)‐Protected Boronate Esters: Assignment of the B‐N Dative Bond Stretching Frequency,” 61st Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2009. (poster)

 

A. Evans, A. Howard, J. Graham, D. Scardino, and N. Hammer “Raman Spectroscopic Investigations of Intermolecular Interactions,” 2008 Faculty Research Poster Symposium, University of Mississippi, November 2008.

 

T. Binyon, N. Gleason, A. Evans, R. Castleberry, and R. Tarkka, “Development of peptidomimics as sensors for opiates” 233rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, Illinois, March 2007. (poster)