B.S. in Chemistry
In my research, I characterize the photophysical properties of newly developed emissive materials whose desired uses range from solar cells to OLED emitters to medical imaging dyes. I use spectrometers and multiple wavelength ranges in the electromagnetic spectrum to study the materials in various solutions and phases. From this I determine the absorbance and emission spectra, lifetimes, and ideal environment for each molecule.
R. Nelson, L. McNamara, S. Cassidy, M. Smith, I. Adam, P. Rupar, N. Hammer, "Spectroscopic Investigations of a Bora Fluorene Derivative," Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2016.
In 2017, I will transfer to the University of Mississippi Medical Center as a member of the Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. I plan to complete a residency in Family Medicine and then practice in rural Mississippi.