Emma Tran

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Email:  ntran@uoregon.edu

Phone:  541-346-4648

Research
Oil-in-water nanoemulsions are kinetically stable dispersions that have a wide array of applications. They are found in oil dispersants, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and drug delivery systems. Intrigued by the tunability of drug delivery systems based on environmental conditions, I am investigating how the behavior of polymer-surfactant complexes change as we perturb different variables of the system such as pH, salt concentration, and temperature. By making use of vibrational sum frequency scattering spectroscopy, we can probe the vibrational modes of species present at the curved oil/water interface and unveil information regarding their population and orientation.

Yas, queen.