Dr. Amanda Patrick to Join MSU as Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Air Force researcher and mass spectrometry expert Dr. Amanda Patrick has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Mississippi State University beginning August 16, 2018. 

Dr. Patrick graduated Summa cum Laude with her B.S. in Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 2011, and received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Florida in 2016 before joining the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland AFB as a prestigious NRC Postdoctoral Fellow developing new MS instrumentation and techniques for the study of ionic liquid chemistry in Air Force applications.

“Dr. Patrick is a major win for our Department as she will open new directions for collaboration and student engagement in analytical science across campus and beyond”, said Dr. Dennis Smith, Department Head.  “There simply does not exist a top chemistry department without a bonafide expert in the ever burgeoning field of mass spectrometry.  With her experience, Amanda will put us on the map with top institutions offering highly valued world class research and education in MS and ion spectroscopy.”, Smith says.

As an active member of the American Chemical Society, American Society of Mass Spectrometry, and Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Patrick is a resourceful steward of professional development and mentorship.   

Congratulations and Welcome Amanda!

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