School of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., George Washington University
I completed my Ph.D. in the group led by Prof. Akos Vertes in the Department of Chemistry at the George Washington University, where I focused on the fundamental understanding of the two most successful ionization methods for mass spectrometry (matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization and electrospray ionization). I worked as post-doctoral researcher, then as senior research scientist in the Biological Separations and Mass Spectrometry Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the group led by Dr. Richard Smith. I returned to the George Washington University, where I taught forensic chemistry and performed research in forensic drug analysis in collaboration with Prof. Ira Lurie. I joined the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Baltimore in 2021. I have authored/co-authored more than 50 conference presentations and more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals.