Angelie Matar was born in the New Orleans area and currently attends college at Louisiana State University where she is pursuing a Chemistry B.S. degree. At LSU, she has done research with Dr. John Pojman during her freshmen and sophomore year working on frontal polymerization experiments. This consisted of preparing and comparing different polymers that contained either acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, or urea. She is also involved with the Students Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS). During the transitional summer between her sophomore and junior year, she will be completing a NSF REU at UMBC. She is working in Dr. Marie-Christine Daniel’s lab developing nanocarriers to discover a better delivery system for chemotherapy. These nanocarriers consist of a gold nanoparticle (GNP) that is surrounded by different functioning dendrons, and she will be studying how they interact while coexisting on the final multifunctional nanoparticles.
When she is not in the lab, she enjoys reading and writing poetry, being with her friends and family, watching sports and movies, and being with her cats. She enjoys living in the Louisiana and celebrating the culture that comes along with it. Angelie hopes to go to graduate school the Fall of 2019 to pursue a PhD degree in Chemistry.