Group


CraigCraig Murray

Assistant Professor
E: craig.murray@uci.edu
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2398-3914
Craig graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc degree in Chemistry in 1997 and remained there for (most of) his PhD research, supervised by Ken McKendrick.  He held post-doctoral appointments at the University of Bristol and then the University of Pennsylvania, working with Andrew Orr-Ewing and Marsha Lester.  Following the award of a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2008, he returned to the University of Bristol before taking up a lectureship at the University of Glasgow in 2011.  He joined the faculty at UC Irvine in 2013.

KaraKara Kapnas

Graduate Student
E: kkapnas@uci.edu
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4365-8462
Kara received her B.S. in Chemistry from UCI in 2014. She knows a lot about animals, with a particular focus on exotic creatures. She enjoys adventurous eating, hiking, and biking.


SaraSara Tadayon

Graduate Student
E: tadayons@uci.edu
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0635-5756
Sara received her B.S. (2013) and M.S. (2015) in Chemistry from George Mason University. She uses broadband transient absorption spectroscopy to study the kinetics of Criegee intermediates with trace atmospheric gases. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and baking delicious treats which always turn out very well.

 

Former group members


LizDr. Liz Foreman

Graduate Student
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3605-8955
Liz earned her B.S. in Chemistry from DePaul University in 2012 and defended her PhD dissertation “Direct Spectroscopic and Kinetic Studies of the Simplest Criegee Intermediate” in July 2017. She is now a post-doc at MIT.

BenDr. Ben Toulson

Graduate Student
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-4429-3955
Ben studied at the University of Bristol, earning an M.Sci. in Chemistry with Industrial Experience in 2011. He defended his PhD dissertation “Probing Molecular Photochemistry Using Velocity-Map Imaging” in November 2016. He is currently a post-doc at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Vahe
Vahe Baboomian

Undergraduate Student
Vahe is a graduate student at UCI.

Jon
Jon Alaniz

Undergraduate Student
Jon is in Medical School at USC.

Dave
David Feng

Undergraduate Student
David is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Princeton.

YiTien
YiTien Jou

Undergraduate Student
YiTien obtained an MS in Atmospheric Chemistry at UC Davis and now works on environmental policy in Taiwan.