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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. 

Awards and Honors

2022 |  KSEA Young Investigator Award

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

2011Graduated as Valedictorian

2010 |  POSTECH Undergraduate Research Fellow

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

 

Graduate Students

 
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Mike Stodolka

Graduate Student (G4)

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 (G2)

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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Charlie Lu

Graduate Student (G2)

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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Hoai (Bao) Pham

Graduate Student (G3)

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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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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Samuel Coates

Graduate Student (G1)

Group joined July 2022

Education

BS Chemistry, University of Virginia, VA, 2021

Hobbies

Snowboarding, Board Games, Video Games, and Hikes with the puppy

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

 
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Hannah Van Meveren

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in Oct 2022

Education

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

Hobbies

Skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, fishing

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Dario Nuñez

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in June 2022

Education

BS in Chemical Engineering & Applied Mathematics, CU Boulder, Expected 2025

BA in Chemistry, The University of Chicago, IL, 2018

Hobbies

Online games with friends, cooking new recipes, swimming, and puzzles

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Christian Wagner

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in Sept. 2021

Education

BA in Biochemistry, CU Boulder, Expected 2024

Hobbies

Golf, fishing, hiking, lacrosse, and fantasy football

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Felicia Wurm

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in Sep 2022

Education

BA in Psychology (pre-med track), CU Boulder, Expected 2024

Hobbies

Snowboarding, Fishing, and Concerts

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Sam Blum

Undergraduate Student

Group joined in Jan. 2022

Education

BA in Neuroscience with a  minor in Space, CU Boulder, Expected 2023

Hobbies

Rock climbing, Skiing, Billiards

 

Visiting Scholars

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Jane Doe

Undergraduate Student

Four-Legged Furry Friends

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Linker

Shetland Sheepdog, Lab Dog

World Shiest Dog

Social Distancing/Safety Reinforcer

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Leila

Belgian Tervuren, Dog Niece

Leila first met Jihye in her Stanford time 

 

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