Berta Darakchieva ’09: Research Update

bertakrasimirovadarakchieva.jpgBerta spent her summer working at both Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Yale University with Richmond Professor Con Beausang.  Berta worked on two different projects: the first involved calculating transmission efficiency and count rates for detecting fission fragments at the focal plane of the Berkeley gas filled separater.   The second involved analyzing data from an experiment done in Berkeley to populate low spin excited states in Gadolinium 154.  Berta began working with professor Beausang as a freshman, and continues working with him this academic year. 

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Matt Trawick holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow and later a lecturer at Princeton University before coming to the University of Richmond as an assistant professor in 2004. His research interests include block copolymers, nanotechnology, and atomic force microscopy.