Scientist 4, Team Lead Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland Washington is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) government research laboratory. The Laboratory focuses on research and development related to waste management, environmental restoration, global environmental change, energy and national security.
Physical and analytical chemist with extensive experience in custom-built instrumentation, vacuum technology, mass spectrometry, microscopy, and surface science. Current research projects are: 1) develop soft- and reactive landing of mass-selected ions onto surfaces as a technique for the controlled preparation of materials for energy storage applications, 2) use a suite of custom built mass spectrometry instruments to investigate how substitution of phosphine ligands influences the size, stability, and reactive properties of gold clusters synthesized in solution, and 3) employ ion soft landing to prepare well-defined electrode-electrolyte interfaces to characterize the influence of counterions and non-redox active species on the capacity, charge/discharge rate, and stability of devices for energy storage. Specialties: Mass Spectrometry Soft- and Reactive Landing of Mass-selected Ions Nanoparticle and Cluster Synthesis Gas-Phase Ion-Molecule Reactions Proposal Writing Symposium Organizer Undergraduate/Graduate/Postdoctoral Mentor