Students

Mullaugh Lab group in May 2018.
Fabio Najjar

Fabio Najjar (’22) is researching how magnetic nanoparticles could be an effective water treatment strategy.

Bach Nguyen (’20) with Dr. Mullaugh at SERMACS 2018 in Augusta, GA.
Bach Nguyen

Bach Nguyen (’20) investigated the surface chemistry of silver nanoparticles for a better understanding of the interactions between manufactured nanomaterials and natural organic compounds in water. After graduating from C of C, Bach plans to apply to medical school.

Colton Miller (’18) at the Celebration of Scholars in August 2017.
Colton Miller

Colton Miller (’18) carried out research on the effects of pH and organic complexation on the dissolution of zinc oxide nanoparticles. Colton is currently employed as a metallography technician at IMR Test Labs in Portland, OR.

Sondrica Goines (’18) and Dr. Mullaugh at graduation.
Sondrica Goines

Sondrica Goines (’18) conducted research on the influence of surface chemistry on silver nanoparticles behavior in the environment. She is now pursuing a PhD at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Sondrica was recently award the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the 2020 Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Leadership Award.

Olivia Pearce (’16) and Dr. Mullaugh at graduation in May 2016.
Olivia Pearce

Olivia Pearce (’16) was one of the first members of the Mullaugh lab. She investigated how carbon paste electrodes could be used to measure silver nanoparticle oxidative dissolution. Her work was published in the Journal of Nanoparticle Research.

Kyle Hollandsworth

Kyle Hollandsworth (’21) is studying how metal-complexation reactions can drive metal oxide nanoparticle dissolution.

Emily Ramsayer (’20) and Dr. Mullaugh at SERMACS 2018 where she won an award for best poster presentation.
Emily Ramsayer

Emily Ramsayer (’20) used voltammetry to study the dissolution of zinc and copper oxide nanoparticles and how binding by ligands can impact the rate and extent of metal oxide nanoparticle dissolution. Emily is currently enrolled in medical school and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Heather Lieb (’19) working away in the lab.
Heather Lieb

Heather Lieb (’19) researched the reactions between silver nanoparticles and metal sulfides to better understand how sulfidation of nanoparticles can impact their environmental fate. Heather’s work at C of C was supported in part by the Blalock-Stephenson-Stirling Endowed Undergraduate Research Award and was recently published in Science of the Total Environment. Heather is currently pursuing a PhD in the Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Department at the University of California Davis.

Nathaniel Fletcher (’17) at graduation.
Nathaniel Fletcher

Nathaniel Fletcher (’17) conducted research on how sulfidation of silver nanoparticles can limit their dissolution and release of toxic dissolved silver ions. His research was published in Science of the Total Environment. Nathaniel is now a PhD candidate in the chemistry department at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Maisa Amireh (’16) at graduation.
Maisa Amireh

Maisa Amireh (’16) was an early member of the Mullaugh lab and studied the process of aggregation in affecting nanoparticle stability in various conditions. After graduation, Maisa accepted a job as a lab technician at High Purity Standards here in Charleston, SC.