Hello, my name is Austen! I joined the Clowers group in 2013, which currently makes me a fourth year graduate student. I am no stranger to the rolling hills of the Palouse; I graduated from Washington State University as an undergraduate in 2013. Go Cougs!
My research is focused primarily on the detection and collection of suspected nuclear material. The instrument currently utilized for my research is a custom-built atmospheric pressure drift tube coupled to a commercial time of flight mass spectrometer(apIMS-TOF) available through TOFWERK. Although my experience has primarily been focused on gas-phase metal species and non-covalent interactions, I have had the opportunity to explore a wide range of chemical compounds/classes and their interactions with neutrals under low-field conditions.