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Elvin Cabrera

McNair Scholar Elvin 

Elvin Cabrera is currently pursuing the Professional Chemistry degree at Eastern Washington University. He is working with McNair in preparation to move on to graduate school and earn his PhD in analytical chemistry. Interests include conducting research in areas such as development of clean and renewable energy, sport supplementation, pharmaceuticals, and health. 

Cabrera has experience in organic chemistry research extracting essential oils from plant matter and analyzing its chemical composition. Now, working with his mentor Dr. Steiner, his current research involves development of analytical methods for analysis of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) compounds in biodiesel using gas chromatography with a flame ionization detector (GC-FID) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR).

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