Principle Investigator

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Dr. Kathryn A. Perrine
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Dr. Perrine earned her B.S in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina (2004) and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware (2011). She was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Irvine (2011-2015) and visiting scientist at the California Institute of Technology as part of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (2014-2015).

Graduate Students

Mikhail TroughtMikhail Trought
PhD. Chemistry (Spring 2020)
B.S. Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
-Surface preparation, ALD, FTIR, XPS and AFM analysis
-UHV instrumentation
Post-graduate aspirations: to become an analytical chemist and an advocate for environmental science
Adambarage Chathura de Alwis
Chathura de Alwis
PhD. Chemistry (Spring 2021)
B.S. Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
-Surface preparation, iron oxide materials, FTIR, ALD and TEM analysis
-UHV instrumentation

Undergraduate Students

Julia Lundeen 
B.S. Chemistry  (Spring 2022)
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Chemistry and MSE
-Measuring AFM of 2D materials and liquid interfaces
Alex Denofre
B.S. Chemistry  (Spring 2022)
-Measuring STM and AFM of nanoparticles on graphite interfaces
Zongguang Liu
B.S. Electrical Engineering (Spring 2019)
-Temperature Programmed Desorption development
Previous Students
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B.S. Chemical Engineering (Spring 2019)
Minor: Mineral Processing
Department of Chemical Engineering
-Measuring reactions on surfaces using FTIR analysis
Post-graduate aspirations: a career in the mining industry
SarahPudasSarah Pudas
B.S. Chemical Engineering (Spring 2018)
Department of Chemical Engineering
-Worked on sample preparation, imaging
-Designed UHV instrument
ShelbyShelby McGuire
B.S. Chemistry (Spring 2018)
Department of Chemistry
-Preparation of self-assembled monolayers on gold surfaces
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Nathan Schlorke
B. S. Applied Physics, (Spring 2019)
Department of Physics
recipient of the Presidential Achievement Scholarship
-Designed equipment for the UHV instrument
NBaldwinNathan Baldwin
B.S. Chemical Engineering (Spring 2018)
Department of Chemical Engineering
-Optics table design and vibration analysis