received a B.A. in chemistry from Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter MN, in 1996 and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1997 and 2000. My doctoral work was conducted under the guidance of Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, and was focused upon controlling the crystallization of early transition metal oxide fluoride anions. I was a post doctoral research assistant in the lab of Dermot O'Hare, in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford from 2001 to 2003. My research was divided into two areas. The first involved monitoring crystallization and structural transformations in hydrothermal reactions using synchrotron radiation, at the SRS in Daresbury Laboratory, while the second was an investigation of the hydrothermal chemistry of uranium. I came to Haverford College in the Fall 2003 semester. My teaching has been primarily in the general chemistry sequence and advanced laboratory and special topics courses. Education B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College M.S. and Ph.D., Northwestern University
My research interests at Haverford involve studying the formation of organically templated inorganic materials. My research is currently funded by the National Science Foundation and DARPA, with past support from the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund and Research Corporation.