Matisha Dorman

Credentials: Ph.D. Candidate

Position title: 5th Year Graduate Student


Phone: (608) 262-0599

Chemistry Building, Room 6207

Matisha Dorman celebrating in her wedding dress

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Matisha received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of West Florida in 2016. During her undergraduate career, she worked in Dr. Karen Molek’s research lab. There, she studied the chemical kinetics of asphaltene adsorption onto nanoparticles using a home build MALDI mass spectrometer. She spent the summer of 2015 in Madison with the McMahon group and came back for graduate school to call the group home. Currently, she is working to optimize and prepare the group’s rotational spectrometer for ion spectroscopy work which will pave the way for more projects in the future. When not enjoying the sciences, Matisha spends time with her husband and two dogs, exploring Madison and keeping them out of trouble.

Recent Publication:

Dorman, P. M.; Esselman, B. J.; Park, J. E.; Woods, R. C.; McMahon, R. J. Millimeter-Wave Spectrum of 4-Cyanopyridine in its Ground State and Lowest-Energy Vibrationally Excited Dyad, ν20 and ν30J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2020, 369, 111274.  View Article