Shelle Butler

Chemistry M.S. Candidate

email: [[e|snbutler01]]

Faculty Advisor

Professor Kristin Wustholz

Research Interests

Utilizing surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to aid in art conservation and developing techniques for applications in forensic science.

Education

B.S. May 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University
Major: Chemistry
B.S. May 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University
Major: Forensic Science

Honors

Dean’s List, Virginia Commonwealth University, Summer 2013 - Spring 2015
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, member since 2012

Academic Positions

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University, June 2015 - May 2016
Chemical Hygiene Officer, Virginia Commonwealth University, December 2015 - May 2016
Postbaccalaureate Teaching & Research Assistant, W&M Summer 2016 – present
U.S.-Dutch International Research Experience for Students (IRES), Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, NL, Summer 2017

Publications & Presentations

Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, May 2016, Richmond, VA - “Turning Over A New Leaf: Analysis of Kratom E-liquids by AccuToF-DART,” Shelle N. Butler, Justin L. Poklis, Joseph B. McGee Turner, Alphonse Poklis, Michelle R. Peace.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, February 2016, Las Vegas, NV - “A Tale of Two Coils: Characterization of the Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer for Electronic Cigarettes,” Shelle N. Butler, Justin L. Poklis, Joseph B. McGee Turner, Alphonse Poklis, Michelle R. Peace.

Education & Career Objectives

My current long-term goals are to continue furthering the field of conservation science through chemistry by making a career that bridges science and art.