Professor Sarah Sobeck works with IPCH during her sabbatical

August 20, 2014

Dr. Sarah J. Schmidtke Sobeck, Associate Professor of Chemistry from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, will work with Paul Whitmore for five months of her research sabbatical. Her research seeks to understand the fundamental chemistry behind the photo-induced degradation of cochineal (carmine), a red dye extracted from South American scale insects and used as an artist colorant, and the impact of different paint media upon its stability.