Graduate Members of the Hydrogen Chapter

Noelle Catarineu


Undergraduate: New York University (New York, NY)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Omar Yaghi, joined 2012
Research Interests: Diversification of organic components in metal-organic frameworks
ISP Initiation: 2017
Other Interests: Camping, hiking, playing the guitar, and gardening
Select Publications:
Catarineu, N. R.; Schoedel, A.; Urban, P.; Morla, M. B.; Trickett, C. A. Yaghi, O. M. Two Principles of Reticular Chemistry Uncovered in a Metal–Organic Framework of Heterotritopic Linkers and Infinite Secondary Building Units..  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 10826.

Alexandra Courtis


Undergraduate: Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Paul Alivisatos, joined 2012
Research Interests: Molecular imaging, neurobiology, and nanoscience
ISP Initiation: 2012
ISP Officer Position(s): Treasurer (2013-2015)
Other Interests: Tennis, running, and yoga

Hoang Doan


Undergraduate: Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Tanja Cuk, joined 2010
Research Interests: Ultrafast transient and static spectroscopy on metal oxide catalysts for determination of the water oxidation mechanism
ISP Initiation: 2010
ISP Officer Position(s): Vice President (2011-2014)
Other Interests: Hoang enjoys playing card and board games with her friends.  She spends most of her free time with her amazing husband, Scott, exploring the Bay Area, cooking, and eating out. 
Select Publications:
Doan, H.Q.; Davis, A.C.; Francisco, J.S. Primary Steps in the Reaction of OH Radicals with Peptide Systems: Perspective from a Study of Model Amides.  J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114, 5342.

Ali Fischer


Undergraduate: Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Graham Fleming, joined 2013
Research Interests: Studying photoprotective mechanisms in plants using ultrafast spectroscopy
ISP Initiation: 2016
Other Interests: Reading, drawing, cooking, and watching movies

Kaitlyn Lieschke


Undergraduate: University of Wollongong (Wollongong, Australia)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Ronald Cohen, joined 2016
Research Interests: Atmospheric composition/chemistry and air quality
ISP Initiation: 2017
Other Interests: Travel, hiking, rock climbing, board games, reading, and music

Tamara Sparks


Undergraduate: Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Ronald Cohen, joined 2013
Research Interests: Atmospheric chemistry of nitrogen oxides in urban areas
ISP Initiation: 2016
Other Interests: Board games, choir, hiking, and baking cupcakes

Holly Williams


Undergraduate: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Daniel Neumark, joined 2012
Research Interests: Solvated electron dynamics and ultrafast spectroscopy
ISP Initiation: 2013
ISP Officer Position(s): Secretary (2013-2015); Treasurer (2015-2016)
Other Interests: Pottery, graphic design, and hiking


Megan Vieira


Undergraduate: University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Ronald C. Cohen, joined 2011
Research Interests: Energy transfer in photoresponsive systems
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Kids, sewing, knitting, and riding bikes

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