Royale Underhill Ph.D.

Underhill, Royale
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University of Florida Chemistry
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Miami Florida
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Royale Underhill was born in Canada and received both her B.Sc. and her Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Her area of expertise is in the self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules to form nanometer-sized particles. After completing her doctoral degree, she decided that a change was needed. The opportunities offered by working in a multidisciplinary team such as the one offered by the University of Florida were appealing. She joined the University of Florida in July of 2000. Here at the UF, she is working on a core-shell particle project sponsored by the Engineering Research Council for Particle Science and Technology. The project is to develop nanoparticles with liquid-like soft cores and hard shells. Royale is attempting this with the help of graduate students Steve Carino, Aleksa Jovanovic and an undergraduate student Ariel Fitzpatrick. As well as the nanocapsule project, Royale has started a collaboration with Dr. Lena Ma in the Soil and Water Science Department. In this project she is using xray radiation at the Advanced Photon Source to map the presence of arsenic in ferns which have been used for phyto-remediation.

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