I'm a senior scientist in submissions at Reynolds American, working on getting the chemistry portions of regulatory documents for solid nicotine products ready to send to the FDA. I previously helped assess the toxicological impact of e-liquid formulations and the heating characteristics of ENDS consumer devices. After work I'm hiking, making cocktails, watching basketball, updating my home server, or exploring Northern Virginia/DC.
In 2019, I wrote my PhD thesis about how the surface chemistry of semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots affect their photoluminescence properties. To do this I used a time correlated single photon counting confocal microscope, a lot of python code, and even more troubleshooting and problem-solving.
During grad school, I also worked on incorporating QDs into perovskites for infrared LED and solar cell applications, as well as developing novel graphene nanostructures, which taught me how to use scotch tape, how to build a tube furnace, and why Raman spectroscopy is used to measure carbon nanotubes and FT-IR is not.
I enjoy learning and exploiting how things work, whether it's fixing lab equipment, using programming to process data the right way, or making the best cup of coffee at home - knowledge is power!
You can contact me at email@example.com