Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 3122
Lab: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 3018
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Jones teaches Physical Chemistry I and Physical Chemistry II lecture and laboratory and General Chemistry I.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (summa cum laude) - Wheaton College (IL) 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Languages (summa cum laude) - Wheaton College (IL) 2008
Master of Science in Chemistry - University of Minnesota 2010
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry - University of Minnesota 2015
NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 2016-2018
Dr. Jones is interested in using light to obtain chemical, spatial, and temporal information that illuminates the behavior of complex systems. She is specifically intrigued by the interactions of microplastics with environmental systems. How are the kinetics, mechanisms, and products of the degradation, uptake, and leaching reactions typical of such polymeric materials affected by the presence of dissolved organic matter and sediment? Let's take some measurements and find out!