Chemistry, Ph.D candidate
Abby is working towards identifying materials for selective metal binding that can be applied to water remediation and the improvement of metal separation procedures. As selective metal chelation is relatively unexplored area, she is using a combinatorial library approach to explore interactions that enhance affinity and selectivity. Abby is currently focusing on identifying chelators for hexavalent chromium, a prevalent toxin, but she is beginning to apply the developed procedures to other applications including trivalent lanthanide ion separations, currently caustic and inefficient processes.
* Also awarded a Philomathia fellowship in 2013-2014
- UC Berkeley