Lee Thompson Lee Thompson
Rm. 251, Chemistry Bld.
lee.thompson.1@louisville.edu
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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.
andrew.mahler@louisville.edu


Graduate Researchers

Xinju (Spancer) Dong Spancer (Xinju) Dong
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.
xinju.dong@louisville.edu
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Clint Evrard Clint Evrard
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.
clint.evrard@louisville.edu










Emily Kempfer Emily Kempfer
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.
emily.kempfer@louisville.edu
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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.


Undergraduate Researchers

Irma Avdic Irma Avdic
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.
irma.avdic@louisville.edu

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.
thomas.pike@louisville.edu










Piper Roe Piper Roe
Rm. 245, Chemistry Bld.
piper.roe@louisville.edu

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.