Principle Investigator

 

Dr. Jerry LaRue

Dr. LaRue [2891943]B.A. in Chemistry at Willamette University
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of California at Santa Barbara
Postdoctoral Studies at Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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Current Members

 

Thang Nguyen

Major: Chemistry
Favorites: Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, craftings…
Interesting nickname: An energetic Chemist
Summary of the project: Raman Spectroscopy relies on the interaction between an inelastically scattered laser photons with the molecular vibration, on the surface of an metal catalyst. The quality of the metal surface plays an important role in generating good Raman spectroscopy results. My project focuses on the preparation of well defined gold surface, using the techniques of electrochemistry.

 

Amy Lam

Major: Physics
Minor: Chemistry
Favorites: Doughnuts, Cool Ranch Doritos, Mushroom and lentil soup with a splash of dishwater
Project: My current project deals with selective chemistry via transition metals on gold nanoparticles. Gold nanoparticles exhibit strong plasmon resonances, oscillations in the electron bath. These oscillations generate high energy electrons that can be used to do excited state chemistry. Aside from working with the gold nanoparticles, I also help maintain the optics in the lab for Raman Spectroscopy and occasionally do some CAD stuff, such as designing sample holders and chamber supports.

 

Conner Carnahan

Major: Philosophy, Physics…

 

Devon Ball

Major: Physics

 

Riley Kendall

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Minor: Computational Sciences
Pre-med student interested in the field of neurology. Member of the Cat Lab and volunteer elementary school tutor at The Friendly Center. Outside of academics, involved in Younglife and Intervarsity at Chapman University. Loves camping, classical music, Harry Potter, surfactants, jeeps and Jon Bellion. Excited to work with LASERS!

 

 

Bryn Merrill

Major: Chemistry

Minor: History

Castle and science enthusiast! Loves animals, reading, and nice people. Ready to take an electric field sledgehammer to some unsuspecting molecules.

 

 

 

Justin Nako

Major: Biochemistry

 

Brian Hartman

Major: Biochemistry

 

Jake Katzenberg

Major: Computer Science

 

Eric Osuch

Major: Biochemistry

 

Abby Bechtel

Major: Physics

 

Gary Zeri

Major: Computer Science

 

Davis Mau

Major: Biochemistry

 

High School Volunteers

 

Lisa Tang

 

Xander Xu

 

 

Honorary Members

 

Kess Marks

Ph.D. Student, Stockholm University

 

Former Members

 

Alyssa Hardy

2017-2018
Major: Chemistry

 

Jason Groegler

2017-2018
Major: Biochemistry

 

Joeli Reim

2017-2018
Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Nutrition

 

 

 

 

Darren Contreras

darren2016-2017
Major: Chemistry & Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

Will Parker

2017-2018
Major: Physics

 

 Aaron Grisez

2016-2017
Major: Physics

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Goodman

2015-2016
Major: Chemistry & Physics

Minor: Political Science

 

 

 

 

Taylor Krause

0346520-12015-2016
Major: Chemistry

Minor: Environmental Science