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Current Members

Principal Investigator

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Jihye Park, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Jihye moved from South Korea to pursue her PhD in Chemistry at Texas A&M University under the guidance of Prof. Hong-Cai Zhou. After 4 years in Texas, she started her postdoctoral research at Stanford University in the laboratory of Prof. Zhenan Bao. Jihye loves skiing, playing tennis, woodworking, and experimenting with coffee roasting. 

Awards and Honors

2024 | Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (ONR YIP) Award

2023 |  CU College of Arts & Science ASSETT Innovation Incubator Award

2023 |  Hanwha-TotalEnergies Non-Tenured Faculty Award

2022 |  KSEA Young Investigator Grant

2022 |  Marinus Smith Award for Teaching/Mentoring

2016–2018 |  Camille & Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow

2017 |  ACS Inorganic Young Investigator Award 

2016 |  Dow Chemical Company Charlene Black Miller ’79 Endowed Memorial Fellow

2015 |  Eastman Chemical Travel Award

2012–2013 |  Welch Foundation International Fellow

2009–2011 |  Fulbright & GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Fellow 

Graduate Students

Graduates
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Mike Stodolka

Graduate Student (G5)

Group joined in Aug. 2020

Education

BS in Chemistry, University of St. Thomas, MN, 2019

Hobbies

Fishing, Skiing, Baseball, and Road Trips

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Brianna Check

Graduate Student (G3)

NSF GRFP Fellow

Group joined in Oct. 2021

Education

BS in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI, 2021

Hobbies

Cooking, Road trips, Swimming, and Arts and crafts

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Benjamin Clayville

Graduate Student (MSE2)

Group joined in Sep. 2021

Education

BS in Chemistry, Texas A&M University, TX, 2021

Hobbies

Running, Skiing, Fishing, Swimming, Reading, and Playing golf

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Liam Warren

Graduate Student (G1)

Group joined in Dec 2023

Education

BS in Chemistry (Summa Cum Laude) and Chinese Language and Culture, Beloit College, WI, 2023

Hobbies

Reading, Hiking, Snowboarding, Ultimate Frisbee and Watching Sports

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Hoai (Bao) Pham

Graduate Student (G4)

NSF GRFP Fellow

Group joined in Nov. 2020

Education

BS in Chemistry, University of Colorado-Denver, CO, 2019

Hobbies

Travel, Cooking, Watching movies, and Listening to music

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Charlie Lu

Graduate Student (G3)

Group joined in Jun 2022

Education

BS in Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, OH, 2021

Hobbies

Travel, Baking and Video games (maybe running huge manual columns also)

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Kathryn Bairley

Graduate Student (MSE1)

Group joined in Dec 2023

Education

BS in Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech, GA, 2023

Hobbies

Crocheting, Hiking, and Coffee

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Joe Santarelli

Graduate Student (G1)

Group joined in Dec 2023

Education

BS & MS in Chemistry, Illinois State University, IL, 2021 & 2023

Hobbies

Cooking, Snowboarding, Cycling, and Playing with my dog (Murph)

Postdocs

Postdocs
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Ji Yong Choi, PhD

NRF of Korea Postdoctoral Fellow
Group joined in July 2020

Education

PhD in Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), KR, 2019
BS in Chemistry, KAIST, KR, 2013

Hobbies

Workout, Walking, and Netflix

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Xiaoyu Fang, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate
Group joined Oct 2022

Education

PhD in Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, CN, 2022
BS in Applied Chemistry, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), CN, 2015 

Hobbies

Watching movies, Soccer, Travel, and Video games

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates
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Christian Wagner

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in Sept. 2021

Education

BA in Biochemistry with Chemistry minor CU Boulder, Expected 2024

Hobbies

Golf, fishing, hiking, lacrosse, and fantasy football

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Mia Maslowski

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in June 2023

Education

BA in MCDB, CU Boulder, Expected 2025

Hobbies

running, skiing, and eating peanut butter

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Sam Spotts

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in June 2023

Education

BA in Chemistry, CU Boulder, Expected 2027

Hobbies

Playing Guitar, Poetry, Literature

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Hannah Van Meveren

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in Oct 2022

Education

BA in Chemistry and  Neuroscience (pre-med), CU Boulder, Expected 2024

Hobbies

Skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, fishing

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Gavin Lopez

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in July 2023

Education

BA in Chemistry, BS in Mechanical Engineering, CU Boulder, Expected 2026

Hobbies

Skiing, mountain biking, video games, traveling, baking, and coffee

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Jaideep Jassal

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in Feb 2024

Education

BA in Integrative Physiology (Pre-Med), Expected 2026

Hobbies

Working out, basketball, video games

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars
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Rita Saini

High School Participant

Peak to Peak Charter School

Four-Legged Furry Friends

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Linker

Shetland Sheepdog, Lab Dog

Social Distancing Reinforcer

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Leila

Belgian Tervuren, Dog Niece

Leila first met Jihye in her Stanford time 

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