Department of Chemistry
Kristin is from New Hope, Pennsylvania. She obtained a B.A.S. in Chemistry and Philosophy from Muhlenberg College in 2002. Her undergraduate research with Marsha Baar and Bruce Anderson focused on laser- and microwave- initiated organic reactions. As a philosophy student with Lawrence Hass, her interests focused on Maurice Merleau-Ponty and the role of expression in science and art. In the summer of 2001, she worked as an NSF REU fellow with Roseanne Sension at the University of Michigan on ultrafast spectroscopy of cobalafluors, fluorescent vitamin B-12 derivatives. Kristin obtained her PhD in 2007 from the University of Washington in Seattle, funded in part by an NSF IGERT fellowship. Her research with Bart Kahr and Phil Reid involved single-molecule spectroscopy of dyed salt crystals. As a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, she studied plasmonics, LSPR microscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), and single-molecule SERS with Richard Van Duyne. Kristin has been at William & Mary since 2010, where she continues to do research in nanoscience, physical, and analytical chemistry. Students in the Wustholz lab use laser spectroscopy to study a variety of problems ranging from alternative energy to art conservation.
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