Dr. Nicole DiDonato is a chemist with the Biomolecular Pathways team. She studies natural organic matter in soils and water to gain insight into the competing processes of carbon stabilization and mineralization in relation to ecosystem factors over spatial and temporal scales. She utilizes Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS), liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy measurements for molecular level characterization of natural organic matter at the interface between minerals, microbes and plants.
Organic carbon and nutrient cycling
Organic matter-mineral-microbe interactions
PhD in Chemistry, Old Dominion University, 2017
Bachelors in Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, 2000