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      Research Interests:

      My research interests focus on improving the development of novel chemicals and engineered systems to include environmental objectives, along with traditional performance and cost metrics. In particular, I seek to (1) predict and mitigate environmental damage through physiochemical understanding of material reactivity, prognostic fate models, and geochemical analyses, and (2) design benign syntheses via mechanistic understanding of chemical reactions used in industrial processes. Currently, I am excited about carbon-based nanomaterials and energy harvesting technologies.

      Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

      • Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Science, 2011
      • Excellence in Mentoring, Mount Holyoke College Student Government Assoc., 2011
      • George "Gera" P. Pantelev Award for Greatest Contribution to MIT/WHOI Joint Program, MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2009
      • C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award for top graduate student paper, American Chemical Society, Environmental Division, 2008
      • Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability, MIT, 2007
      • Ocean Venture Fund Graduate Student Award, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007
      • COOP Grant for K-8 Science Education, Harvard/MIT COOP, 2004, 2005, 2006
      • NSF Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2004
      • Frank Bailey Prize for Greatest Service to Union College in any field, Union College, 2003
      • George Catlin Prize for promise in graduate study and college teaching, Union College, 2003
      • Phi Beta Kappa, 2003
      • Robert Fuller Prize for outstanding chemistry research, Union College, 2003
      • Sigma Xi, 2003
      • Summer Student Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2002
      • NSF Award for the Integration of Research and Education Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2000

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