About Laura Dzugan

Personal Information:  My name is Laura Dzugan and I am from Corbin, Kentucky.  I attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and graduated in May 2011 with a B.S. in chemistry and a minor in bioinformatics.  I was an active member of Samford’s local student chapter of the American Chemical Society.  I also participated in a couple of summer research experiences: in the summer of 2008 I worked with Dr. Denise Gregory at Samford and in the summer 2010 I worked with Dr. William R. Heineman at the University of Cincinnati.  Outside of school I enjoy settling the land of Catan, playing other games with my friends, going to the movies, playing volleyball, and reading.

Research Interests:  I am working on developing a computational framework to understand the OH stretch region in the spectra of many H-bonded complexesThis is done by convoluting the harmonic spectra of the OH stretches evaluated over the range of sampled intermolecular geometries.