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Carl A. Koval (Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Born in York, PA (1952)
B.S. in Chemistry from Juniata College (1974)
Ph.D. in Chemistry from California Institute of Technology (1979)
Current Research Interests: Removal of Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere using Electrochemically Modulated Complexation; Properties and Uses of Ionic Liquids; Non-Mechanical Pumping of Fluids
Personal Information: Married (Christa), three daughters (Sara, Olivia and Kayla); still involved in as many outdoor activities as my aging knees will permit.
Contact Information: Ekeley Sciences M335, 303-492-5564(o), koval@colorado.edu
Christine E. Evans (Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chemistry)
Born in Anchorage, Alaska
B.Sc. in Chemistry from Oregon State University (1980)
Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University (1990)
Current Research Interests: Electrically driven separations in ionic liquids; Non-mechanical fluid pumping
Contact Information: Ekeley Sciences M324, 303-492-8957, ccevans@spot.colorado.edu
Jeff L. Blackburn (graduate student, Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Born in Oxford, NC (1977)
B.S. in Chemistry from Wake Forest University (1999)
Current Research Interests: Ultrafast electron/hole and exciton relaxation dynamics of semiconductor quantum dots; quantum dot sensitized titanium dioxide as a potential candidate for low-cost solar cell; measuring charge transfer reactions in quantum dot - titanium dioxide solar cells.
Personal Information: Have a girlfriend, Hilary, go to see way too much live music for my budget, try to snowboard, mountain bike, and rock-climb as much as possible.
Contact Information: CU e-mail: jeffrey.blackburn@colorado.edu NREL e-mail: jeffrey_blackburn@nrel.gov NREL phone: (303)384-6649
Todd G. Deutsch (Graduate Student, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Born in New York, NY (1975)
B.S. in Chemistry from Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA) 2001
Current Research Interests: Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production Using Novel Semiconducting Materials (Currently GaPN)
Personal Information: Single; Snowboarding, Ice Hockey, and attending live music occupy my time outside of the lab.
Contact Information: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 16/269, 303-275-3866, todd.deutsch@colorado.edu
Mya A. Norman (Graduate Student, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Born in Joplin, MO (1976)
B.S. in Chemistry from University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (1999)
M.S. in Physical Chemistry from University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (2001) Thesis: "Molecular Dynamics Studies of the Adsorption of Pesticides on Montmorillonite Clay"
Current Research Interests: Non-Mechanical Pumping of Fluids
Personal Information: Married (Jason), 2 cats (Cassidy and Ivan) and Jim the beagle dog; I enjoy almost everything outdoors specifically canoeing, snowbaording and hiking. I am a huge live music fan with varied interests including Rock, Jam, Jazz, Bluegrass and Funk, and I'll go see just about anyone playing at Red Rocks.
Contact Information: Ekeley Sciences M335, 303-492-8957 (lab), mya.norman@colorado.edu
Helena Meresman(Undergraduate Student)
Born in Riga, Latvia
Currently majoring in Chemistry
Current Research Interests: Ionic Liquids
Personal Information: I like sushi, Dogma 95 film movement, Bjork, swimming, dogs and cats.
Contact Information:helena.meresman@colorado.edu
Sara A. Koval (Undergraduate Student)
Born in Boulder, CO. (1982)
Formerly of the Aerospace Engineering line of study, now looking into physics.
Current Research Interests: Non-Mechanical Pumping of Fluids
Personal Information: Just your standard Boulderite.
Contact Information: sara.koval@colorado.edu