Sasha is a second year graduate student in the SALT group. After receiving her B.S in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, Sasha’s research at Berkeley focuses on spectroscopy and elemental analysis of molten salts to better characterize and quantify them. Outside of research Sasha enjoys playing tennis, hiking, music (specifically singing opera), and knitting.
Sasha works on two projects in the SALT group. Her first project is elemental analysis. The aim of this work is to demonstrate a quantification method for different elements in fluorides salts and the elemental composition of the salts are demonstrated first by acid digestion followed by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). Future analysis techniques such as ICP-MS are of interest to her elemental analysis project. Sasha’s second project is to develop a method to measure the composition of molten salts optically in situ using different optical spectroscopic techniques such as UV-Vis and Raman Spectroscopy. Her projects are all in collaboration with the NSSC.
2021 NNSC Fellowship