Erin Nissen

  • Program Years: 2017-2021
  • Academic Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Field of Study: Physical Chemistry
  • Academic Advisor: Dana Dlott
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2018)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Chemistry, Colorado Mesa University, 2015

Current Status

  • Research Area: Physical Chemistry

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

E.J. Nissen, M. Bhowmick, D.D. Dlott, Shock-induced Kinetics and Cellular Structures of Liquid Nitromethane Detonation. Combustion and Flame. 225 (2021) 5-12. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2020.10.046

E.J. Nissen, M. Bhowmick, D.D. Dlott, Imaging the Reactive Flow Structure in Shocked Nitromethane and Nitromethane with Additives. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceeding. 2272 (2020) 030024. doi:10.1063/12.0000910.

W.P. Bassett, B.P. Johnson, L. Salvati, E.J. Nissen, M. Bhowmick, D.D. Dlott, Shock Initiation Microscopy with High Time and Space Resolution. Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics. 45, (2020) 223. doi: 10.1002/prep.201900222.

E.J. Nissen, D.D. Dolan, Temperature and rate effects in ramp-wave compression freezing of liquid water. J. Appl. Phys. 126, (2019) 015903. doi: 10.1063/1.5099408.

M. Bhowmick, E.J. Nissen, D.D. Dlott, Detonation on a tabletop: Nitromethane with high time and space resolution, J. Appl. Phys. 124 (2018) 75901. doi:10.1063/1.5043540.

E.J. Nissen, D.D. Dlott, Molecular Probing of Shocked Rhodamine 6G in Liquid Water, AIP Conf. Proc. 1979 (2018) 100030. doi:10.1063/1.5044902.

S. Stekovic, E.J. Nissen, M. Bhowmick, D.S. Stewart, D.D. Dlott, Numerical Predictions of Shock Propagation through Unreactive and Reactive Liquids with Experimental Validation, AIP Conf. Proc. 1979 (2018) 100039. doi:10.1063/1.5044911.

M. Bhowmick, E.J. Nissen, S.M. Matveev, D.D. Dlott, Studies in Shocked Nitromethane Through High Dynamic Range Spectroscopy, AIP Conf. Proc. 1979 (2018) 100004. doi:10.1063/1.5044876.

J. B. Sambur, T.-Y. Chen, E. Choudhary, E.J. Nissen, E.M. Thomas, N. Zou, P. Chen, Sub-Particle Reaction and Photocurrent Mapping to Optimize Catalyst-Modified Photoanodes, Nature. 530 (2016) 77. doi: 10.1038/nature16534.


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Nissen, E. J.; Dolan, D. D. Using THOR to manipulate the homogeneous phase transition and nucleation rates in freezing water. American Physical Society Topical Group: Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, Portland, OR, 2019. (oral)

Nissen, E. J.; Bhowmick, M; Dlott, D. D. Imaging the Reactive Flow Structure Evolution in Shocked Nitromethane and Nitromethane with Additives. American Physical Society Topical Group: Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, Portland, OR, 2019. (oral)

Nissen, E. J.; Bhowmick, M.; Dlott, D. D. Investigation of Liquids Under Shock Compression. 2018 Stewardship Science Academic Programs (SSAP) Symposium, Bethesda, MD, 2018. (poster)

Nissen, E. J.; Dlott, D. D. Molecular Probing of Shocked Water. American Physical Society Topical Group: Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, St Louis, MO, 2017. (poster)

Nissen, E. J.; Dlott, D. D. Dynamics of Shock Compressed Water. 2017 Stewardship Science Academic Programs (SSAP) Symposium, Chicago, IL, 2017. (poster)

Nissen, E. J. Water and Oil: What Happens in Nonpolar Confinement. University of Illinois Literature Seminar, Urbana, IL, 2016. (oral)

Nissen, E. J.; Vattelana, A. M.; Haines, D. R. Synthesis of a Selectively Iodinated Isoquinoline Carboxylic Acid. 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX, 2014; CHED 19115. (poster)

Nissen, E. J.; Richards, J. Synthesis of Bis-Imidazole Compounds: Building Blocks for Corrole Analogs. Colorado Mesa University Student Showcase, Grand Junction, CO, 2014. (oral)

Awards

American Physical Society Travel Award (2017 & 2019)
Highlighted in the 2018 American Physical Society March Meeting (2018)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (declined, 2017)
DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (2017)
University of Illinois Springborn Fellowship (2015-2017)
Colorado Mesa University Distinguished Scholarship (2011-2015)
Presidents List (2011-2015)
Sigma Pi Sigma-Physics Honor Society (2015)
Colorado Mesa University's Maverick of The Year (2014)
Physical Science's Student Showcase Winner (2014)
William and Wanda Putnam Scholarship (2014)
Kappa Mu Epsilon-Mathematics Honor Society (2014)
Alpha Chi Honor Society (2013)
Chevron Opportunity Scholarship (2013)
Colorado Mesa University Cheerleading Scholarship (2011)