Zachary Smith

Chemistry M.S. Candidate

Email: [[e|zmsmith]]

Faculty Advisor

Professor John C. Poutsma

Research Interests

Characterization of ion structure via infrared multiple photon dissociation action spectroscopy and density functional theory calculations


B.S. January 2017, The College of William and Mary
Major: Chemistry


Smith, Zachary M.; Steinmetz, Vincent; Martens, Jonathan; Oomens, Jos; Poutsma, John C., Infrared Multiple Photon Dissociation Spectroscopy of Cationized Canavanine: Side-Chain Substitution Influences Gas-Phase Zwitterion Formation. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2017.08.009

Silski, Angela; Brown, Ryan; Petersen, Jacob; Coman, Joseph; Turner, David; Smith, Zach; Corcelli, Steven; Poutsma, John; Kandel, S Alex, C–H···O Hydrogen Bonding in Pentamers of Isatin. J. Phys. Chem. 2017 (in press)


Smith, Zachary M.; Poutsma, John C. IRMPD Action Spectroscopy of Cationized Canavanine. Poster presented at: The Undergraduate Science Research Symposium; February 24, 2017; Williamsburg, Virginia

Smith, Zachary M.; Steinmetz, Vincent; Somogyi, Arpad; Wysocki, Vicki H.; Poutsma, John C. IRMPD Studies of b2+ and b3+ Ions from Lysine Homolog-Containing Tetrapeptides. Poster presented at: The American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference; June 4-8, 2017; Indianapolis, Indiana

Education & Career Objectives

Complete a Ph.D. program in chemistry