- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, 2022
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, 2018
- Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Nuclear and Radiochemistry Fellowship
Dr. Tibbits has expertise in the areas of electrochemistry, electroprecipitation, microsensors, biohazard materials, radionucleotides, and electroceutical medical devices. She has experience with multiple electrochemical methods in addition to material characterization techniques including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and light microscopes.
Dr. Tibbits also has experience with wound healing and infectious disease treatments. She is interested in applying this knowledge to understand and characterize corrosion and failure of materials, particularly for medical devices testing and explant analysis.
Dr. Tibbits completed her doctoral work at Washington State University where she utilized electrochemical techniques to study a number of systems. She preconcentrated radionucleotides on microelectrodes, developed thin-filmed microsensors, engineered an electrochemical assay to determine antibiotic susceptibility and resistance of bacterial pathogens, studied the corrosion of orthopedic implants, and contributed to product development of electroceutical devices for wound infection treatments. As a Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Radiochemistry Fellow, she expanded the techniques for separation of radionucleotides via electrochemical preconcentration and detection. In several other multidisciplinary collaborations, she expanded methods of infection treatment and prevention using antibiotic-alternative methods or by improving antibiotic susceptibility testing.