Melissa Rooney

Melissa Rooney grew up in Martinsville, VA, and graduated from Martinsville High School in 1988. After receiving undergraduate degrees in English and Chemistry from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA), she attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she studied electrochemistry under the direction of R. Mark Wightman and was awarded her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1998. Melissa conducted research in the laboratory of Alan M. Bond at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, from 1999-2002 and was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Australian Research Council from 2000-2003. In 2002, she returned to North Carolina to raise her family with her husband, Mike Rooney.

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