Mary Rooney

Chemistry M.S. Candidate

Faculty Advisor

Professor Tyler Meldrum

Research Interests

Using non-destructive single-sided NMR to study the physical properties of acrylic paint films as well as developing a method for enhancing single-sided NMR measurements using hyperpolarization


B.S. Summa Cum Laude May 2016 Hofstra University
Majors: Chemistry & Mathematics
B.A. Summa Cum Laude May 2016 Hofstra University
Major: Classical Languages and Literature


Provost’s List, Hofstra University (Fall 2011 - Spring 2013, Fall 2014 - Fall 2015)
Dean’s List, Hofstra University (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016)
Phi Beta Kappa (2014)
Helene C. Waysek Award for Study in Classics, Hofstra University (2014)
Outstanding Student Award, Society for Classical Studies (2015)
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Mathematics, Hofstra University (2016)
ACS Outstanding Senior Scholar (2016)
ACS Organic Division Undergraduate Award (2016)
Graduate Studies and Research Recruitment Fellowship (2016)

Academic Positions

Undergraduate Latin Peer Teacher, Hofstra University, Spring 2015 - Spring 2016
Postbaccalaureate Teaching & Research Assistant, W&M Fall 2016 - present

Publications & Presentations

Rooney, M.T.; Walsh, R.; Huang, L. “Quantitative Elemental Analysis of Tires with X-Ray Spectroscopy” American Chemical Society Undergraduate Poster Session; San Diego, CA March 2016

Education & Career Objectives

Obtaining a PhD in Chemistry with an emphasis in archaeometry or archaeological science, then teaching and conducting research in classical archaeology or working at a museum.