Lee Thompson Lee Thompson
Rm. 251, Chemistry Bld.

Lee joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Louisville as Assistant Professor in August 2017. Prior to his arrival in Louisville, he obtained a Master of Chemistry degree from University of Southampton (2004-2008). He carried out his doctoral research in the computational photochemistry group at Imperial College London (2009-2013), where he developed and applied computational methods for simulating the vibrational spectra of photoactive proteins. In 2014 he moved to the USA to take up a postdoctoral research position at the University of California, Merced (2014-2017) where he worked on approximate projection methods and their application to elucidation of transition metal oxide cluster photodetachment spectra.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Andrew Mahler Andrew Mahler
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.

Originally from Texas, Andrew moved to Louisville in 2018. Andrew did his undergraduate in chemistry, with a minor in computer science at the University of West Texas in San Angelo, TX. He then moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to do graduate studies at the University of North Texas and a postdoctoral position at Texas Christian University.

Graduate Researchers

Xinju (Spancer) Dong Spancer (Xinju) Dong
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.

Spancer completed her undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY in 2018 and came to Louisville the same year.

Clint Evrard Clint Evrard
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.

Clint is originally from southern Indiana and completed his undergraduate at the University of Southern Indiana, majoring in physics and with a minor in chemistry. He then joined the church, serving as a Franciscan for a decade before coming to the University of Louisville to complete his major in chemistry and starting his graduate studies.

Emily Kempfer Emily Kempfer
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.

I was born in Columbus, New Mexico on an air force base but raised in St. Louis, Missouri. I graduated from Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, Missouri in 2013. After high school I attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri from 2013-2017 and obtained my BS in Chemistry. While at Missouri State University I did undergraduate research in an organic lab studying non-soluble polymers. Also during my time at Missouri State I worked several jobs; PASS leader (peer assisted study session leader) for Organic 1 and 2, Organic 1 and 2 tutor, Organic 1 lab teacher, and I also worked in the Springfield water plant as a quality control analyst. After graduation I worked for Buckeye International in St. Louis, Missouri as a quality control analyst for a year before I came to University of Louisville. I am excited to be in Louisville and continuing my education in computational chemistry.

Tyler Kindoll Tyler Kindoll
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.

I was born in southern Indiana and primarily raised in Sellersburg, Indiana. In 2015 I graduated from Silver Creek High School. I graduated from Indiana University Southeast (IUS) in spring of 2019 with a BS in chemistry and a minor in environmental chemistry. While at IUS my senior year I was a teaching assistant for both a nursing chemistry and general chemistry lab. I started my graduate studies at UofL in the spring semester of 2020.

Undergraduate Researchers

Irma Avdic Irma Avdic
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.

I was born and raised in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and have been living in Louisville, KY since 2016. I graduated from Ballard High School, Louisville, KY in 2017, and started attending the University of Louisville in the fall that year. Since my second year of college, I have been working as a chemistry tutor at the UofL’s REACH center, tutoring general and organic chemistry. I have also been a TA for general chemistry labs (CHEM 207/208) and will be a TA for the Physical Chemistry I (CHEM 465) course in the upcoming semester. The summer before my junior year of college, I spent interning as a quality control lab technician at Zeochem, LLC in Louisville, KY. I also do undergraduate research in a laser lab studying Doppler-free and cavity ring-down spectroscopy.

Thomas Pike Dane Pike
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.

Piper Roe Piper Roe
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.

I am from Roanoke, VA. In 2016, I graduated from Cave Spring High School. Since the fall of 2016 I have been attending the University of Louisville and am pursuing a BS in chemistry with a track in business. Additionally, I am on the UofL volleyball team and am a volleyball representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.