Group

 


CraigCraig Murray

Associate 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 uses velocity map ion imaging to probe the photodissociation dynamics of small atmospheric molecules as well as the dynamics of bimolecular reactions. In addition to chemistry, 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 atmospheric gases. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and baking delicious treats which always turn out very well.

HoangHoang Nguyen

Graduate Student
E: hnguye40@uci.edu
Hoang received his B.S. (2011) in Chemical Engineering from UCI. He worked as a R&D Chemist/Engineer (2011-2017), developing automation methods for the detection of silica and sodium in water in the PPB levels. He is the newest addition to the Murray group (2018). In his free time, he enjoys making kombucha and gardening.

ZacZac Cornwell

Junior Specialist
E: zcornwel@uci.edu

AltayAltay Bayrakci

Undergraduate Student
E: bayrakca@uci.edu
KhanhKhanh Pham
Undergraduate Student
E: khanhp3@uci.edu

TerraTerra Wang

Undergraduate Student
E: tengw8@uci.edu

UyenUyen Le

Undergraduate Student
E: ule2@uci.edu

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.

VaheVahe Baboomian

Undergraduate Student
Vahe is a graduate student at UCI.

JonJon Alaniz

Undergraduate Student
Jon is in Medical School at USC.

DaveDavid Feng

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

YiTienYiTien Jou

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