Yufei Chen receives Master’s Degree and leaps into PhD

Yufei meditating on his progress through grad school.

Yufei Chen, the longest standing member of the group, received his Master’s Degree in July 2015. His project explored fragmentation pathways of anthroquinone-based dyes from the Eastman Dye Library bequeathed to the NC State College of Textiles in 2013. Yufei’s work confirmed and corrected the vast database of dye structures through careful mass spectrometric analysis. He is excited to begin work on his PhD under Dr. Vinueza and Dr. Freeman.