Penn Junior Embraces ‘Trial and Error’ of Chemistry Research
September 21, 2017
by Erica Andersen
When University of Pennsylvania undergraduate Kyle Kersey wants to describe his research, he finds it difficult to delve into the intricacies of coordination, solubility and steric effects. So he’s settled on a different tactic.
“The word I like to use is ‘humbling,’” says Kersey.
In the lab, he works to synthesize new radioactive compounds, and the reactions don’t always proceed as planned. In fact, they rarely ever do.