Semiconductor nanocrystals, quantum dots, isothermal titration calorimetry, surface chemistry, ultrafast spectroscopy
300 MHz NMR, UV-vis absorption and fluorescence, FT-IR, Raman, X-ray fluorescence, AAS, ICP-OES, isothermal titration calorimetry, GC-MS, UHPLC-MS, glove box
Background & Research Interest
1. thermodynamics of surface modifications on semiconductor nanocrystals
2. adapt existing, alternative techniques to determine chemical composition of nanomaterials
3. chemical- and surface-related challenges for the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force including: corrosion prevention and control; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear warfare; and composite repairs and bonding on multiple aircraft and service equipment and vehicles.