Amanda Willoughby

Amanda Willoughby
Ph.D. Candidate
B.S., 2006, Old Dominion University
M.S. 2010, Old Dominion University
AWilloug@odu.edu

Curriculum Vitae: Willoughby A_CV 2014-07

Amanda is a Ph.D. student in the Chemistry department at Old Dominion University working under the advisement of Dr. Pat Hatcher (http://sci.odu.edu/chemistry/directory/hatcher.shtml). Amanda won an EPA STAR fellowship to partially fund her dissertation work which seeks to link the light absorbing properties and distinguishing molecular characteristics of aerosol organic matter from several sources (e.g., biomass burning, marine, terrestrial, fossil fuels). Her primary research tools are FTICR-MS, 1H NMR,¬†¬†excitation emission matrix and UV-visible spectroscopy. Amanda collaborates with Dr. Wozniak on the majority of his aerosol research and participated on the WACS-2 cruise collecting aerosols aboard the R/V Knorr. In addition to being an exceptional chemist in the lab, Amanda enjoys trivia, ultimate frisbee, craft beer, and has incredible War (the card game) skills – it’s mystifying, really.