Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2023
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
Academic Appointments
  • Graduate Student Teaching Fellow (2017-2021)
Professional Honors
  • Pittsburgh Quantum Institute Conference First Place Poster Award (2022)
  • Ashe Felloswhip (2019)
  • Mary E. Warga Predoctoral Fellowship (2018)
  • Chair’s Scholar Summer Research Fellowship (2017)

Dr. Moncure is a chemist who specializes in the characterization of the physical, optical and chemical properties of polymeric materials. She is well versed in several analytical techniques including Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Rheometry, and Optical Microscopy which she often employs to assist clients with material-related investigations. 

Dr. Moncure also has extensive experience in inorganic nanomaterial synthesis and characterization. Characterization techniques she has expertise in include dynamic light scattering (DLS), nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), interferometric scattering microscopy (iSCAT), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

Prior to working at Exponent, Dr. Moncure worked as a graduate research assistant within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. In her graduate research she studied the interactions between polymeric materials and inorganic nanoparticles using customized optical setups. She also collaborated with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Special Pathogens Laboratory to study the efficacy of silver point-of-use (POU) water fixtures for the prevention of opportunistic pathogens in water.