Emma Walhout

Chemistry M.S. Candidate

Email: [[e|eqwalhout]]

Faculty Advisor

Professor Rachel O'Brien

Research Interests

Give insight into the composition of atmospheric organics in order to better understand chemical transport and air quality by studying aerosols from urban locations and the reactivity of deposited organic materials in both indoor and outdoor settings


B.S. ACS Certification, May 2017, The College of William and Mary
Major: Chemistry


Dean’s List: Spring 2015, 2017
ACS Certification

Academic Positions

Undergraduate Research Assistant, W&M, Fall 2014 - Spring 2017
Summer Research Assistant, W&M, 2016
Teaching Assistant, W&M, Spring 2017
Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant, W&M, Present


Isaac G. Alty, Douglas W. Cheek, Tao Chen, David B. Smith, Emma Q. Walhout, and Christopher J. Abelt Intramolecular Hydrogen-Bonding Effects on the Fluorescence of PRODAN Derivatives. J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b02398

Academic & Career Objectives

Complete a Master’s degree in chemistry, with a focus in analytics, which will either lead to the pursuit of a Ph.D. or a career in analytical chemistry.