Graduate Research

RECENT GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH

SRIF equipment can be a critical component in any graduate research project that requires chemical analysis. The experienced SRIF staff provides training, technical consultation and advice for project planning for George Mason University students. Examples of current student research are listed below.

If you are a George Mason University graduate student planning a research project requiring chemical analyses, please let us know. –¬†Dr. Thomas Huff,¬†Director, The Shared Research Instrumentation Facility.

Tabitha King

Degree: MS, Environmental Science and Policy
Thesis Director: Dr. Thomas B Huff, Shared Research Instrumentation Facility, George Mason University
Research: Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Potomac River Basin Aquatic Ecosystem
Equipment: Shimadzu LCTQ8050NX Liquid Chromatograph-Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Lauren Koban

Degree: PhD, Environmental Science and Policy
Dissertation Director: Dr Amy Fowler, Environmental Science and Policy
Research: Asiatic Clams as Aquatic Health Sentinel Organisms for Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) Contamination
Equipment: Shimadzu LCTQ8050NX Liquid Chromatograph-Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Doreen Peters

Degree: PhD, Environmental Science and Policy
Dissertation Director: Dr. Dann Sklarew, Environmental Science and Policy
Research: Dragonfly Nymph Skins as No-Kill Biota Indicators of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Aquatic Ecosystems
Committee: Dr Gregory Foster, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Dr Amy Fowler, Environmental Science and Policy; Dr Randolf McBride, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences
Equipment: Shimadzu GCMS TQ-6040NX Gas Chromatograph-Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Arion Leahigh

Degree: PhDDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dissertation Director: Dr. Greg Foster, Potomac Environmental Science & Education Center
Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research: Pharmaceuticals and Personal-Care Products in the Tidal Freshwater Potomac River.
Equipment: Agilent Technologies 7890A-5975C GC-MS

Elizabeth Lang

Degree: PhDDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dissertation Director: Dr. Greg Foster, Potomac Environmental Science & Education Center
Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research: The Spatial and Temporal Concentrations of Pesticides in Marsh Sediment Cores Obtained from the Tidal Potomac River
Equipment: Agilent Technologies 7890A-5975C GC-MS

Marieke Kester

Degree: PhD, Environmental Science and Policy
Dissertation Director: Dr. Larry Rockwood, Department of Biology
Research Sponsor: Dr. Nucharin Songsasen, Center for Species Survival, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Research: Identification and Role of Urinary Semiochemicals in Maned Wolf Reproduction
Committee: Dr. Thomas B Huff, Shared Research Instrumentation Facility; Dr. Elizabeth Freeman,New Century College, George Mason University
Equipment: Agilent Technologies 7890A-5975C GC-MS with CombiPAL SPME sampler.

Amanda Godfrey

Degree: MSDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Hunting Creek & Potomac River
Equipment: Agilent Technologies 7890A-5975C GC-MS

Golala Arya

Degree: PhDDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dissertation Director: Dr. Greg Foster, Potomac Environmental Science & Education Center
Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Hunting Creek & Potomac River
Equipment: Agilent Technologies 7890A-5975C GC-MS