Oliva M. Primera-Pedrozo

ALERT-DHS Center of Excellence/Center for Chemical Sensors Development, Department of Chemistry University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, PO Box 9000, Mayagüez, PR 00681-9000, Puerto Rico

Oliva M. Primera-Pedrozo was born in Colombia. She received the B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Cartagena, Colombia and the M.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (UPRM). Also, She took the Ph.D. degree in materials chemistry from UPRM. At this time, Primera-Pedrozo was a Research Associate at Jackson State University in Mississipi. Her research areas include the synthesis of gold nanorods and nanocubes for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) applications as well as vibrational spectroscopy in general. During the last five years, she has participated in several projects related to explosives detection, chemical warfare agents, and biomolecules. Other projects include the synthesis of lead selenide quantum dots at room temperature in aqueous solution.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2011

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