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Will Blodgett

Chemistry PhD Student, John Lab

CUNY Graduate Center - Expected Graduation: 2027


Looking for summer research opportunities for 2024 in the field of environmental chemistry. Open to learning more about companies or academic labs that work in environmental product development or green chemistry.


As a member of Prof. John’s lab, William (Will) Blodgett is interested in natural synthesis directed towards development of eco-friendly products and processes. His current work is interested in the development and characterization of natural hydrogels for agricultural use. His other passion is in education and educational outreach, which are reflected in his goals of becoming a professor of chemistry and opening an educational non-profit. When not in lab, he enjoys exploring New York City, cooking, longboarding, and solving new Rubik’s cubes.

Technical Skills

UV-vis, IR, NMR, Rheology, Gas Chromatography, Organic Synthesis

Professional Development Skills





• Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (Rice University, Houston TX), Fall 2020, PowerPoint Presentation
• ACS National Meeting and Exposition (Orlando, FL), Spring 2019, Sci-Mix Poster Presentation
• ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting (Lisle, IL), Spring 2019, General Poster Presentation
• Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (Rice University, Houston, TX), Fall 2018, PowerPoint Presentation


• NanoBioNYC Fellowship, July 2023
• CUNY Science Scholarship, August 2022
• IIT Kilpatrick Scholarship, May 2020
• ACS National Meeting and Exposition Sci-Mix Poster Presentation (Top 10% of abstracts), April 2019
• IIT Chemistry Department Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation, August 2018
• Heald Scholarship, August 2017
• STEM+ Scholarship, August 2017

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