Since joining the Baker group in the fall of 2011 I have developed interests in electrochemistry, scanning probe microscopy, and bioanalytical chemistry. I am especially interested in electrochemical measurements on the nanoscale.
Currently, my research involves investigations into the resolution limits of two scanning probe methods, scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM) and potentiometric-scanning ion conductance microscopy (P-SICM). Various techniques are utilized in this research, including focused ion beam milling.
I received a B.S. in chemistry and English literature from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As an undergraduate I had the opportunity to do summer research with Dr. Kevin Jantzi at Valparaiso University in the summer of 2009. While there I had the task of reworking his organic chemistry laboratory experiments to render them more environmentally friendly and less wasteful. In the summer of 2010 I was an REU student at Louisiana State University where I worked in Prof. Isiah Warner’s lab. It was here that I developed an interest for analytical, materials, and electrochemistry while working with plastic structured ionic liquids for energy storage. I am originally from Michigan City, Indiana.