Andrew Carpenter



Phone: 541.346.4648


B.A. in Chemistry, Mathematics (2012)
Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry (2016)
University of Oregon
Advisor: Prof. Geri Richmond

PhD in Physical Chemistry (in progress)
University of Oregon
Advisor: Prof. Geri Richmond

Research Project
Nanoemulsions, kinetically stable oil-water dispersions, have attracted the interest of a diverse set of scientists for their application to material synthesis and within the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, and oil industries.  However, a molecular picture of the interfacial region has eluded researchers due to the difficulty of measuring this region without interference from the bulk solution.  I use Vibrational Sum-Frequency Scattering Spectroscopy to probe the vibrational modes of chemical species present at the curved nanoemulsion interface.  This work seeks to learn about the structure of the droplet interface, the manner in which surface species assemble at the curved oil-water interface, and how this structure contributes to the formation and stabilization of nanoemulsions.


*For information regarding publications, presentations, teaching experience, etc, please visit my personal site.

Outside the Lab
Outside of the lab you can find me running the paths around Eugene, biking, and occasionally inside a coffee shop reading a good book.


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