University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Ph. D. Candidate in Analytical Chemistry
Principles of Mass Spectrometry
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a concentration in Forensic Science, May 2007
Honors Organic Chemistry, General Physics, Analytical Chemistry, Calculus I & II, Quantum Mechanics, Instrumental Analysis, Inorganic I & II, Biochemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Forensic Applications of Biomolecule Analysis
Advanced Placement Scholar ____________________________________________________________ 2002-2003
Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar _______________________________________________________ 2003
NYSAS Undergraduate Student Award _________________________________________________________ 2007
IR spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography, Gen-Probe Ldr 450i, Gen-Probe Multiprobe, Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry, Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry, GC-MS, acid-base titrations, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry. Use of Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), ChemDraw, Chem3D, HyperChem, Matlab
The College of New Jersey, Department of Chemistry, Ewing, NJ, Spring 2007
Identification of pigments in printer inks using laser desorption mass spectrometry.
The College of New Jersey, Department of Chemistry, Ewing, NJ, Fall, 2006
Paper and ink analysis using thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, and GC-MS.
The College of New Jersey, Department of Chemistry, Ewing, NJ, Summer, 2006
Identified both dyes and pigments in pen inks using laser desorption mass spectrometry and thin-layer chromatography.
Correlation of Metal Sulfide Thermodynamic Calculations to Experimental Gas Phase Reactions. K. Papson, J. Spraggins, D. Ridge. 57th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry. June 1-4, 2009. Philadelphia, PA.
Monitoring Gas Phase Ion-Molecule Reactions of Environmentally Significant Metal Clusters with Hydrogen Sulfide Using FT-ICR MS. J. Spraggins, K. Papson, N. Zeringo, U. Kim, K. Mullaugh, G. Luther, D. Ridge. 57th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry. June 1-4, 2009. Philadelphia, PA.
From Automotive Paints to Pens: Analysis of Pigments by Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry. J. Allison, S. Stachura, K. Papson. 55th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry. June 3-7, 2007. Indianapolis, IN.
Identification of Colorants in Pigmented Pen Inks by Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry. K. Papson, L. Boralsky, S. Stachura, J. Allison. 32nd Annual Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting. Rye, NY. Nov. 2, 2006.
Papson, K. Stachura, S. Boralsky, L. Allison, J. Identification of Colorants in Pigmented Pen Inks by Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry. J. Forensic Sci. Submitted Feb. 2007.