Colleen Brent
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York

Colleen Brent is a third year graduate student at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. She studies under Dr. Lynn Francesconi and Dr. Benjamin Burton-Pye. Her specialties include nanotechnology, materials science, and radiochemistry. Her particular focus includes investigating the capture of the radioactive isotope technetium-99 from aqueous solutions using nanomaterials. She is proud to be a member of the NSF’s IGERT program where she has been given the opportunity to incorporate radioactivity into her work. She recently had an internship at Argonne National Laboratory in the Environmental Science Division where she carried out the work that she is presenting at WMS. In her free time she enjoys the aerial arts, hula hooping, going on adventures and traveling with her fiance Chad.  

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