Nee Group Publications and Presentations

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E-mail: matthew.nee@wku.edu

We have had a very exciting year, with the addition of seven new students. In the 2012-2013 year, we have had one publication accepted for publication, and a second submitted, with a third on the way. Every student presented at the WKU student research conference, and we have five abstracts submitted for ACS in Indianapolis.

 

Peer-reviewed publications (at WKU)

B. C. Farmer, M. A. Mason, and M. J. Nee, “Production of polydimethylsulfoxide beads with concave porosity,” Mater. Lett. 98, 105-107 (2013).

J. M. Anna, M. J. Nee, C. R. Baiz, R. McCanne, and K. J. Kubarych, “Measuring absorptive two-dimensional infrared spectra using chirped-pulse upconversion detection,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 382 (2010).

C. R. Baiz, R. McCanne, M. J. Nee, and K. J. Kubarych, “Orientational dynamics of transient molecules measured by non-equilibrium two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy”, J. Phys. Chem. A 113, 8907 (2009).

 

Published Proceedings

“Thermal Dependence of Solvation Geometries in Aqueous Nitrate Ion Solutions”, Kentucky Water Resource Research Symposium, Lexington, KY (March 2013).

“Correlating NOx levels at Mammoth Cave National Park with Solar Irradiance”, Mammoth Cave National Park Research Symposium, Mammoth Cave, KY (February, 2013).

“By-proxy monitoring of aqueous nitrate photolysis and the effect of hydroxyl radical”, Kentucky Water Resource Research Symposium, Lexington, KY (March, 2012).

 

Student Presentations (2012-2013 only — over 40 since 2009)

Student Oral Presentation: Western Kentucky University Graduate Seminar, Bowling Green, KY. “Solvation effects for aqueous anions in solution: Symmetry breaking.” S. Annarapu (May 2013).

Student OralPresentation: 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. “Molecular dynamics and quantum mechanical calculations of aqueous nitrate solutions.L. H. Eckler and M. J. Nee (March, 2013). Received award for best in section.

Student Oral Presentation: 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. “Analysis of NO and NOy levels at Mammoth Cave National Park.” J. C. Hall and M. J. Nee (March, 2013).

Student Oral Presentation: 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. “The effect of ionic strength on symmetry breaking in aqueous nitrate ion.” G. L. Barnes and M. J. Nee (March, 2013).

Student Poster Presentation: 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. “Custom-built Raman spectrometer to measure power-dependent spectra of aqueous nitrate ion.” S. Annarapu and M. J. Nee (March, 2013).

Student Poster Presentation: 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. “Exploring Applications of Silver Colloids in Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.” M.Farrar and M. J. Nee (March, 2012).

Student Poster Presentation: 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. “Laser intensity and ionic strength dependence of the aqueous nitrate Raman spectrum.” S. T. White and M. J. Nee (March, 2013).

Student Poster Presentation: 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. “Concave Porosity Non-Polar Beads By A Modified Microbubble Fabrication.” M. A. Mason and M. J. Nee (March, 2013).

Student Poster Presentation: 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. “An Analysis of Raman Spectroscopy on Photocatalytic Reactions.” I. Kresse and M. J. Nee (March, 2013).

Student Poster Presentation: 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. “Concentration Effects on Aqueous Nitrate Ion Symmetry.” W. B. Hawley and M. J. Nee (March, 2013).

Student Oral Presentation: Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Richmond, KY. “Molecular dynamics and quantum mechanical calculations of aqueous nitrate solutions.” L. H. Eckler and M. J. Nee (October 2012).

Student Poster Presentation: Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Richmond, KY. “The effect of ionic strength on symmetry breaking in aqueous nitrate ion.” G. L. Barnes and M. J. Nee (October 2012).