Sara Southward

Chemistry M.S. Candidate

Email: [[e|sesouthward]]

Faculty Advisor

Professor Richard Kiefer

Research Interests

Synthesizing interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) for radiation shielding in space and developing radiation shielding materials for Mars using simulated Martian regolith and hydrogen-rich polymers


B.S. Cum Laude, May 2017. The College of William and Mary
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Applied Mathematics


2016-2017 Virginia Space Grant Consortium Fellowship

Academic Positions

Undergraduate Research Assistant, W&M¸ Fall 2015-Spring 2017
Post-baccalaureate Research Assistant, W&M, Summer 2017
Graduate Research Assistant, W&M, Fall 2017

Education and Career Objectives

PhD program in polymer chemistry