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Kristen Repa

Post Doctoral Researcher
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science
Adjunct Faculty

Kristen Repa

Post Doctoral Researcher
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science
Adjunct Faculty

Bio

Dr. Kristen Repa joined Dr. Casey Miller's lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology for her first Post-Doctoral Researcher position. She has a background in magnetic nanoparticles, nanostructures, and nanocomposites primiarily for RF and microwave device applications. She currently fabricates magnetic thin film heterostructures via RF magnetron sputtering and analyzes them via DC magetometry, X-ray diffraction & reflectometry, ferromagnetic resonance, and the magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE).

In addition to post-doctoral research, Dr. Repa is also a member of the editorial review board for IEEE Magnetics Letters.

Currently Teaching

CHMG-141
3 Credits
This is a general chemistry course for students in the life and physical sciences. College chemistry is presented as a science based on empirical evidence that is placed into the context of conceptual, visual, and mathematical models. Students will learn the concepts, symbolism, and fundamental tools of chemistry necessary to carry on a discourse in the language of chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between atomic structure, chemical bonds, and the transformation of these bonds through chemical reactions. The fundamentals of organic chemistry are introduced throughout the course to emphasize the connection between chemistry and the other sciences.
CHMG-131
3 Credits
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.