PI

Carlos

Carlos R. Baiz

cbaiz@cm.utexas.edu

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Postdoc: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2011-2013)
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2013-2015)
Group of Prof. Andrei Tokmakoff

Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2006-2011)
Group of Prof. Kevin Kubarych

B.S. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI (2002-2005)

Curriculum Vitae

Outside the lab: Carlos is interested in enhancing student diversity in the physical sciences. He is a member of the CNS Diversity and Inclusion Committee as well as a member of the Chemistry Graduate Admissions Committee.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Sean

Sean C. Edington

seanedington@utexas.edu

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D. Princeton University (2015)
Group of Prof. Steven Bernasek

B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Virginia (2009)
Group of Prof. John T. Yates

Main Project: Biophysics of protein-ion interactions.

Kwang Im

Kwang-Im Oh

kioh@utexas.edu

Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (2013-2016)
Group of Prof. Feng Gai

Ph.D. Korea University (2011)
Group of Prof. Minhaeng Cho

Main Project: Hydrogen bonding in highly heterogeneous environments.

 

Graduate Students

Chris

Christopher Baryiames

cbaryiames@utexas.edu

Graduate Student

B.S. Providence College, Providence, RI (2016)

Main Project: Interfacial solvation dynamics in reverse micelles.

Outside the lab: Chris is a member of UT’s Council of Graduate Chemists. He has participated in professional development workshops, and pedagogy seminars to advance his teaching skills.

Jenny

Jennifer C. Flanagan

jcflanagan@utexas.edu

Graduate Student

B.S. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY (2015)

Main Project: Biophysics of peptide-membrane interactions.

Outside the lab: Jenny has worked with Dr. Kate Biberdorf founding an organization called Bold Women in Chemistry (BWIC), which focuses on chemistry-related community outreach and includes mentorship opportunities for women at all levels of chemistry. Additionally, she leads a Virtual Presentation program where chemists at UT can visit K-12 classrooms over video chat to talk about what it means to be a scientist, answer their own science questions, and show them fun visual chemistry experiments to cultivate young student interest in science careers and higher education.

Ji Yeon

Ji Yeon Kim

jiyeon.kim.sg@utexas.edu

Graduate Student (joint with Prof. C. Grant Willson, Department of Chemical Engineering)

B.Eng. National University of Singapore, Singapore

Main Project: Photoacid diffusion in thin polymer films.

Outside the lab: Ji Yeon has been participating at Austin’s children’s museum, the Thinkery, to introduce simple science experiments to both children and adults. Ji Yeon is also a NASCENT (Nanosystems Engineering Research Center) student and is actively collaborating with industries to promote applications of fundamental science to industrial activities.

Mason

Mason L. Valentine

masonlvalentine@utexas.edu

Graduate Student
B.S. Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT (2015)

Main Project: Hydrogen-bond dynamics at the lipid-water interface in highly heterogeneous lipid membranes.

Outside the lab: Mason is planning on doing research and development in either industry or government. He’s been involved in Exxon’s Partners in Academic Lab Safety (PALS) program and has taken courses through UT’s communication school to develop skills for  working outside of academia.

Undergraduate Students

Emily

Emily Ma

emily.ma@utexas.edu

Undergraduate Researcher

University of Texas at Austin
Chemistry, Class of 2018

Kavya Rajesh

kavyarajesh@utexas.edu

Undergraduate Researcher

University of Texas at Austin
Chemistry, Class of 2020

Spike

Spike

Infrared Spectrometer

Born: Ettlingen, Germany (2015)
Spike looks forward to a productive career in the Baiz Group.