Ph. D. - University of Maryland, College Park (2001-2005)<br>B. S. - University of Rhode Island (1997-2001)
physical chemistry - CHEM 352, 371, 453, 553<br>general chemistry - CHEM 139, 140
<u>Molecular Structure and Binding at Solid/Aqueous Interfaces</u><br>As a physical chemist, my research focuses on understanding why and how molecules behave the way they do. One aspect of particular interest for our group is exploring adsorption mechanisms. These are the ways in which molecules bind to surfaces. One system we are currently studying is the binding of heavy metal ions to natural products for the purpose of removing pollutants from water systems. We also explore the binding of nanoparticles to a variety of surfaces, such as cotton, for antimicrobial uses.