Congrats to Dr. Erin Gawron!
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Erin Gawron from Dr. Art Janata’s group, on the completion of her Ph.D. degree. Dr. Gawron came to our program in 2012 from Purdue University, where she earned a M.S. in Science Education. She completed her undergraduate degree at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology In Terre Haute, Indiana. Her research, summarized in a thesis titled “Preparation and Characterization of Carbon-Supported Palladium-Polyaniline Composite Electrodes,” provided insights into sophisticated electroactive materials and their electrochemical processes. A list of her Georgia Tech publications is shown below.
During her time at Tech, Dr. Gawron received a Tech-to-Teaching Program Intermediate Certificate, became President of the Georgia Tech Chapter of Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Vice President of the Atlanta Curling Club and received a GAANN fellowship. She will continue her career as a postdoc at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) under the direction of Dr. Viola Birss and Dr. Steve Bryant, where she will be working on the production and application of nanoparticle-polymer films using electrochemical methods. We look forward to following her on the next stage in her exciting career!
Gawron, E.L.; Krizek, T.; Kowalik, M.A.; Josowicz, M,; Janata, J., Preparation of a Carbon-Platinum-Polyaniline Support for Atomic Metal Deposition. J. Electrochem Soc 2015, 162(7), H423-H427
Gawron, E.L., Hira, S.M., Josowicz,M. Janata, J. Effects of Palladium(II) Chlorocomplex Speciation on the Controlled Interaction with a Polyaniline Film in Acid. [Online early access]. Langmuir, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02526. Published Online: Sept. 28, 2017.
Gawron, E.L.; Josowicz, M.; Janata, J., Effect of carbon structures and surfaces on the electrochemical properties of supported polyaniline in composite materials. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Submitted 2017.
Gawron, E.L.; Hira, S.M.; Josowicz, M.; Janata, J., Probing palladium – polyaniline interactions in electrochemically prepared composite electrodes. Manuscript in preparation.