Department of Chemistry

Dalton Research Group  

James Westphal

5th Year Graduate Student in Physical Chemistry at the University of Washington

  • BS in Chemistry at Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) in 1993
  • MS in Physical Chemistry at University of Washington in 2003

Work Experience:

  • Product Development at Ideal Chemical in Memphis, TN
  • Polymer Chemist at Insituform in Memphis, TN
  • Nuclear Chemist at UWMC in Seattle

Research interests:

  • Photonic device fabrication and characterization
  • Electrooptic material characterization


  • Competitive cyclist
  • Playing guitar
  • Backpacking
  • Scuba diving
  • Cooking

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