The Group

We are a diverse group of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs with backgrounds in Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Biology and more!
Open Positions
Ashley Arcidiacono

Ashley Arcidiacono

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow 2023-

aarcidiacono@uchicago.edu

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Villanova University 2018
  • Master of Science in Chemistry, Florida State University 2021
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Florida State University 2023
  • Ashley is from Maryland, and in her free time she enjoys embroidering, cooking, and Pilates.
Allison Craig

Allison Craig

Bio Physics Graduate Student 2024-

acraig1@uchicago.edu

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin 2023
  • Allison is from Texas and outside of the lab enjoys video games, knitting, and dungeons and dragons.
Atreyie Ghosh

Atreyie Ghosh

Kadanoff-Rice Postdoctoral Fellow 2023-

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, St. Xaviers College Kolkata, India 2014
  • Master of Science in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras 2016
  • Ph.D. in Physcs, University of Pittsburgh 2023
  • Atreyie is from Kolkata, India and in her free time she enjoys aerobics, walking and cooking.
Anoushka Ghosh

Anoushka Ghosh

Undergraduate Researcher 2023-

  • University of Chicago Class of 2026
  • Anoushka is from Singapore. Outside of lab, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and travelling.
Cooper Johnston

Cooper Johnston

Chemistry Graduate Student 2022-

crjohn99@uchicago.edu

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Virginia Tech 2022
  • Bachelor of Science in Math, Virginia Tech 2022 
  • Outside of lab, Cooper enjoys cooking and grappeling.
Clare Keenan

Clare Keenan

Chemistry Graduate Student 2019-

ckeenan1@uchicago.edu

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2019
  • NDSEG Fellow 2019-
  • Clare is from Chicago, IL. Outside of lab she enjoys cooking, baking, and knitting.
Lina Kodaimati

Lina Kodaimati

Undergraduate Researcher 2022-

linakodaimati@uchicago.edu

  • University of Chicago Class of 2025
Nasim Mirzajani

Nasim Mirzajani

Chemistry Graduate Student 2018-

mirzajani@uchicago.edu

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Yale University 2018
  • Nasim is from Tehran, Iran. Outside of lab, Nasim likes to paint, run, and read Jane Austen fan fiction.
Gareth Qi

Gareth Qi

Undergraduate Researcher 2024-

garethqi@uchicago.edu

  • University of Chicago Class of 2027
Calvin Raab

Calvin Raab

Chemistry Graduate Student 2022-

Janek Rieger

Janek Rieger

Postdoctoral Researcher 2022-

janekrieger@uchicago.edu

  • Bachelors of Science in Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 2015
  • Masters of Science in Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 2017
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 2022
  • Janek is from Marburg, Germany. Outside of lab, Janek enjoys running, swimming, and cycling!
Joseph Spellberg

Joseph Spellberg

Chemistry Graduate Student 2020-

jlspellberg@uchicago.edu

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Washington University in St. Lewis 2020
Isabel Vargas-Hurlston

Isabel Vargas-Hurlston

Undergraduate Researcher 2024-

zdena@uchicago.edu

  • University of Chicago Class of 2027
Backus King

Backus King

Lab Dog 2019-

  • Doggie Kindergarten Class of 2019
  • Backus is from Chicago, IL. He enjoys long walks, sticks, playing fetch, and chewing on his mom’s shoes.