Chris Freye, a rising senior in the Chemistry undergraduate program, and a member of the Chancellor’s Honor Program received 2012 undergraduate summer research internship from the UT Office of Undergraduate Research.
Freye will be working in Professor Sepaniak‘s lab on a project labeled Advanced Separation Techniques Employing a Novel Means of Detection.
“I will be integrating thin layer chromatography with surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.’ Freye said, “The goal of the project is to carry out a separation on a TLC plate, transfer the analytes from the plate to nanocomposite which would be analyzed by raman spectroscopy.”
Freye is extremely excited for receiving this internship opportunity. “I have been working for Dr. Sepaniak for the last year; however, I have had to pay attention to my school work. This summer, I will be able to fully concentrate on my project and hopefully excel.”
Freye is also very thankful that his mentor Professor Sepaniak and UT Office of Research could provide him with this great opportunity.
Undergraduate summer research internships are funded by the UT Knoxville Chancellor’s Office and Office of Research. Up to 75 interhships at $2,000 each are awarded each year to support students who will work on a research or creative project with a UT Knoxville faculty mentor during summer time.