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

Adambarage Chathura de Alwis
Chathura de Alwis
PhD. Chemistry (Spring 2022)
B.S. Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
-PM-IRRAS at the air/liquid/solid interface
-reactions at the gas/solid interface
-surface corrosion
Wathsala Kapuralage
visiting PhD. student in Chemistry
B.S. Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
-surface corrosion

Positions are open for new Graduate Students!  If interested, send Dr. Perrine a CV and letter of interest. see description here.

Undergraduate Students
William Green
B.S. Chemistry (Spring 2023)
-Density Functional Theory calculations

Ryan Mackie
visiting B.S. Chemistry student
-surface corrosion

Previous Students

Mikhail TroughtDr. Mikhail Trought
PhD. Chemistry (Spring 2021)
B.S. Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
-ALD of metal oxides on functionalized graphite
-Imaging of air/solid and liquid/solid interfaces
-reactions at the gas/solid interface
Post-graduate aspirations: to become an analytical chemist and an advocate for environmental science
*recipient of the 1st place NOBCChE Physical Chemistry Poster award
*recipient of the Michigan Tech University Teaching Award

Kayleigh Wahr
B.S. Chemistry  (Spring 2022)
-Measuring AFM of surface corrosion, dechlorination reactions on iron
*recipient of the SURF undergraduate research fellowship
Alex Marcyan
B.S. Materials Science (Spring 2022)
-Measuring AFM of surface corrosion
Zach Angst
B.S. Chemistry (Spring 2020)
-Measuring AFM of surface corrosion
Alex Denofre
B.S. Computer Science (Spring 2022)
-Measuring STM and AFM of nanoparticles on graphite interfaces
Julia Lundeen 
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (Spring 2022)
Department of Chemistry and MSE
-Measuring AFM of 2D materials and liquid interfaces
Zongguang Liu
B.S. Electrical Engineering (Spring 2019)
-Temperature Programmed Desorption development
Isobel pic cropped 4Isobel Wentworth
B.S. Chemical Engineering (Spring 2019)
Minor: Mineral Processing
Department of Chemical Engineering
-Measuring reactions on graphite 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
-metal deposition on graphite surfaces
-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