Nathan spent his formative years in rural Eastern Oregon studying formic travel patterns, adolescent social structures, and pre-firearm combat strategies. He found his love for chemistry at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington where he did research with Dr. Mark Juhasz on functionalization of carboranes. At UW Madison, Nathan is combining his passion for coordination chemistry, spectroscopy, electronic/vibronic structure, and bioinorganic chemistry as a coadvised student with Thomas Brunold and is currently working with Erin and Jonathan to explore applications for T(R)SF spectroscopy on biological systems. Nathan joined the Wright and Brunold groups in the fall of 2012.
Nathan also loves playing frisbee, bike rideing, and going apple-picking with his daughter, Emma.
- Pursuing Inorganic Chemsitry PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison (Leaving program ABD)
- B.A. Cum Laude with Honors in Chemistry (minor Mathematics), Whitman College (May 2012)
- Neff-Mallon, N, Wright, J. "Multidimensional Spectral Fingerprints of a New Family of Coherent Analytical Spectroscopies" Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (24), pp 13182–13189
- Boyle, E., Neff-Mallon, N., Handali, J., and Wright, J. "Resonance IR: A Coherent Multidimensional Analogue to Resonance Raman" J. Phys. Chem. A 17, 3112-3119 (2014). (Chosen as an ACS Editors' Choice article and featured in C&E News)
- Boyle, E., Neff-Mallon, N., and Wright, J. "Triply Resonant Sum Frequency Spectroscopy: Combining Advantages of Resonance Raman and 2D-IR", J. Phys. Chem. A 47, 12401-12408 (2013).
- "Resonance IR: Multidimensional Spectroscopy for Bioinorganic Applications." UW-Madison Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, February 2016
- "Microwave Assisted Palladium Catalized Couplings of Carboranes", Whitman Undergraduate Conference, April 2011
- Poster, Murdoc
- Poster, ACS
- Poster, WUC
Awards and Funding
- University Housing Honored Instructor Award (Fall 2012)
- Merck Chemistry award for Outstanding Senior in Chemistry (2012)