I am a Resnick Sustainability Institute postdoctoral fellow at Caltech advised by Karthish Manthiram. My postdoc research focuses on applying advanced microscopy techniques to study charge transfer at the interface of bio- and electro-catalysis.
My research interests are broadly on photo-, electro-, and nanochemistry of materials and systems that are relevant to renewable energy technologies (photo/electrocatalysts, solar cells, etc.).
During my PhD, completed in 2022 at University of Notre Dame with Prashant Kamat, my research focused on understanding fundamental excited state properties of lead halide perovskites for photocatalytic and photovoltaic applications. The last of my PhD projects centered on utilizing pulse radiolysis techniques unique to the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory to study the photochemistry of organic semiconductors relevant to light energy conversion
Outreach and volunteering is something important to me; at Notre Dame I volunteered extensively with ND Energy served as vice president of AWIS - the Association for Women in Science at Notre Dame, and served as the president of the Electron Microscopy Club.
Outside the lab I love hiking and camping.
I highly recommend visiting Bryce Canyon National Park - it's gorgeous!
University of Notre Dame
PhD: Physical Chemistry (May 2022)
Research Advisor: Dr. Prashant Kamat
University of Arizona
B.S.: Material Science & Engineering (May 2017)
Research Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Pyun
Gerhard Closs Award for Excellence in Photochemistry Research (2022)
Notre Dame Finalist for the CGS/ProQuest Dissertation Award Competition (2022)
Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award for Science (2022) (Link)
Dow Chemical Company Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2022)
Experimental Physical Chemistry Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, ACS (2021) (Link)
ND Energy Forgash Graduate Research Fellowship (2021) (Link)
ND Energy Eilers Graduate Research Fellowship (2020) (Link)