B.S. (Honors), University of Kansas, 2018
My research incorporates vibrational spectroscopy, ab initio modeling, and chemometrics to study carbon in natural systems. I’m interested in various properties of carbonaceous materials such as structure, thermal alteration, and chirality. Understanding these properties can help answer questions about definitive signs of life, extant or extinct, on our planet and in the solar system.
Presently, I’m working on the development of Raman optical activity (ROA) to detect chirality and enantiomeric excess of amino acids for in-situ exploration of Europa and ocean worlds.
Marshall C.P., Dufresne W.J.B., Rufledt C.J., 2020 Polarized Raman spectra of hematite and assignment of external modes. J. Raman Spectrosc. 1 – 8. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.5824
Dufresne W.J.B., Rufledt, C.J.,Marshall, C.P., 2018, Raman spectroscopy of the eight natural carbonate minerals of calcite structure. J. Raman Spectrosc. 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.5481
Selected Awards & Honors
Senior Honors - University of Kansas
Erasmus Haworth Award - University of Kansas
Robert P. Harrison Scholarship - University of Kansas
Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship - National Science Foundation