Adam Floyd

img_2021Adam Floyd is a third year biochemistry major with minors in biology and math. He joined the Solouki Lab in January of 2016. Adam plans to enroll in an MD/PhD program after graduation. He is originally from Southlake, Texas and is currently working with Ian Anthony on the GC-VUV-MS analysis project.

Current Research
“My research over the course of my past ten months in the Solouki Lab has been focused on the development and use of the pre-cryofocusing triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (PC-TQMS) system with Ian Anthony. We have applied PC-TQMS to the testing of photocatalysts for use in the reduction of NOx polutants and, recently, in conjunction with the VUV absorbtion spectrometer. Now, we are completing work on a combined gas chromatography, VUV spectroscopy and mass spectrometry (GC-VUV-MS) detection system for unambiguous identification of compounds. Future research directions include applying this system to breath analysis and gas impurity detection.”

Poster Presentations:
1. Anthony, I.; Brantley, M. R.; Floyd, A. R.; Olaitan, A. D.; Erdogan, D. A.; Özensoy, E.; Solouki1, T. “Unambiguous Identification of Reaction Products from Conversion of Nitric Oxide over Novel Photocatalyst Surfaces”, Unambiguous Identification of Reaction Products from Conversion of Nitric Oxide over Novel Photocatalyst Surfaces”, Proceedings of the 64th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, San Antonio, TX, 2016.

Oral Presentations:
1. Floyd, A., Anthony, I.; Brantley, M.; Gaw, C.; Solouki, T. “Improved Compound Identification Utilizing a Complementary Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy/Mass Spectrometry Library-Matching Approach” Rice University Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium, Houston, TX, October 22, 2016.

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