RACHAEL NELSON

Undergraduate Student

HOMETOWN

Gautier, MS

 


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Junior

B.S. in Chemistry

 

 

 


 

 

 

Research Interests

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.

Publications

Presentations

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.

Career Goals

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.