Tag: Catherine Nguyen

  • Microplastic Detection via FTIR

    By Maria Schneider, Vallarie Burge, Lydia Bryant, Catherine Nguyen Faculty mentor: Dr. Randall Reif Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is an analytical method that produces an absorbance spectrum which can be used to identify specific molecules. Previous literature showed that Nile Red (NR) is an effective indicator for detecting microplastics in water samples. As plastic […]

  • Synthesis of Antitubercular Pharmaceutical Analogue

    By Johann Leal, Catherine Nguyen Faculty mentor: Dr. Davis Oldham Tuberculosis (TB) ranks the second deadliest infectious agent in the world, most often affecting underdeveloped and developing countries (WHO, 2022). M. tuberculosis’ ability to build antibiotic resistance requires constant search for new alternative methods of treatment, such as the use of a competitive inhibitor to […]