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Group Members

Graduate Students:

  

 

JungSoo Kim - Jungsoo received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2011 from the University of Utah. He joined the group in November of 2013. He has published work on Re+, Os+, and Ir+ reactions with CO in the gas phase, as well as SO2 activated by Os+ studies all using guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry (GIBMS). He is currently working on reactions with Ir⁺ + SO2 reactions in the gas phase, and plans to continue studying Re+/Os+/Ir+ + CO2 and D2O reactions.  

Fan Yang - Fan received her B.S. in Chemistry in 2016 from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She joined the group in June of 2016. Fan is currently studying the thermochemistry of hydrated manganese dications using guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry (GIBMS). Her future work is thermochemical studies of hydration energies of various transition metals. 

 

 

 

Roland Manning Jones III - Roland received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2015 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the group in August of 2016. Roland has published work on the cis-trans isomerization of b2 ions and other thermochemistry of H+(GlyProAla) peptide in the gas phase using guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry (GIBMS). He is currently evaluating the thermochemistry and decomposition of H+(HisProAla) peptide in the gas phase, as well as looking at the noncovalent potassium interatctions with aliphatic amino acids in the gas phase. His future work will be on the characterization of metal-histidine complexes. 

 

Maryam Ghiassee Maryam received her B.S. in Chemistry in 2016 from the California State University Northridge. She joined the group in August of 2016. Maryam has published work on the thermodynamic and mechanistic properties of Ce+Pr+, and Nd+ with small molecules in the gas phase. She is currently evaluating the Pr + O chemi-ionization reaction enthalpy. Her future work will be on the evaluation of the exothermicity of the chemi-ionization reaction Dy + O.

 

Brandon C. StevensonBrandon received his B.S. in Chemistry from Boise State University in 2017. He joined the group in December of 2017. He has published work on the infrared multiple photon dissociation (IRMPD) of gold carbene cation and metallated amino acid complexes. He is currently working on the development of ion mobility separation (IMS) for use in guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry (GIBMS), as well as the identification of small, metallated amino acid conformations using IRMPD. Brandon's future work will include utilizing drift tube IMS instrumentation to understand the thermochemistry of selected conformations of the tripeptide, H+(GGG).

 

Amanda Bubas Mandy received her B.S. in Biochemistry in 2018 from Duquesne University. She joined the group in December of 2018.  Mandy is investigating the thermochemistry and mechanisms of Th and U fluoride cations in the gas phase using guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry (GIBMS). 

 

  

 

Samantha K. Walker - Sammy received her B.S. in Chemistry in 2017 from Boise State University. She joined the group in June 2019. Sammy is currently studying the thermochemistry and mechanism of deamidation of small peptides including H+(AsnIle), H+(AsnIleGly), and H+(AsnLeuGly) using guided ion beam mass spectrometry (GIBMS), theoretical calculations, and modeling. Her future work will be the study of the thermochemistry and mechanism of dehydration of H+(GlySer) and other methylated variants.

 

 

 

David Loertscher - David received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2019 from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He joined the group in December of 2019. David is currently working on ion mobility separation of metal-cation electronic states. His research interests are in instrumentation design, spectroscopy, metalloorganic, and theoretical chemistry. His future work includes developing and incorporating an ion mobility system into the guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry (GIBMS) instrument.

 

 

Sara Rockow Sara received her B.S. in Biochemistry in 2019 from the University of Puget Sound. She joined the group in January of 2019. Sara is currently working on measuring the bond dissociation energy of US+ by guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry (GIBMS) and computational theory. Her future work includes studying the thermochemistry and mechanisms of actinide sulfide cations in the gas phase. 

 

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Wenjing Zhang - Wenjing received her Ph.D in cluster chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016. She joined the group in August of 2017. Wenjing is currently studying the thermochemistry of U+ reactions with small molecules by guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry (GIBMS) and computational theory. 

 

 

 

                             

 

 

Last Updated: 9/1/20