Megan Harries received a B.A. in natural science from Fordham University in 2012 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2018. Megan first came to NIST Boulder as a summer undergraduate researcher funded through the Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship in 2011. After taking two years off to work in nonprofit program management, she returned to NIST in 2014 to complete her graduate research jointly with CU. She continues to work in the Fluid Characterization Group as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate.
Megan currently focuses on applying the dynamic vapor microextraction (DVME) approach to vapor sampling developed by the group to solve problems in the forensic analysis of trace evidence. She is also interested in optimizing techniques for vapor sampling in the field, particularly as it pertains to indoor air quality. When Megan is not in the lab, she enjoys hiking with her husband and their foster dogs.
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