Sarah Garvey

Sarah Garvey

Ph.D. Student

Expected Year of Graduation: 2012
Research Lab: Dr. Mark Dietz
Major Area of Focus: Analytical Chemistry
Previously Attended:
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2001-2006, B.S.

Why I like Chemistry:

I enjoy problem solving and chemistry is one big puzzle.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee:

I chose UW-Milwaukee because it had the programs that I sought to study in and it was close to home.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee:

There is always something going on in Milwaukee, concerts, plays, festivals. The summer is especially eventful.

Research Goals:

I want to go teach analytical chemistry at a small 4 year university.

Publications:

D.C. Stepinski, G.F. Vandergrift, III, I.A. Shkrob, J.F. Wishart, M.L. Dietz, D.T.D. Qadah, and S.L. Garvey, "Sequestration of tetra-oxo anions into a hydrophobic ionic liquid electrolyte without concomitant ion exchange," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2010, 49, 5863.

M. L. Dietz, S. L Garvey and C.A. Hawkins, "Mechanisms of metal ion transfer into RTILs – implications for their use as extraction solvents," Proceedings of the 19th International Solvent Extraction Conference, Santiago, Chile, Chapter X, 2011.

C. A. Hawkins, S. L. Garvey, and M. L Dietz, “Structural Variations in Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids: Influence on Metal Ion Partitioning Modes and Extraction Selectivity,” Separation and Purification Technology, 2011.

Awards:

Marshallton Achievement Award, 1st Place Poster Presentation for the 17th Symposium on Separation Science and Technology for Energy Applications (2011).
Greater Milwaukee Foundation Alice C. Helland Scholarship (2008-2009).
Chemistry Alumni Research Award (2005).
Gilbert F. and Katherine L. Pollnow Tuition Scholarship Award in Physical Chemistry (2005).