Thoi Research Group

  • Using Molecular Interactions 
in Materials Development for Energy Solutions
  • Tuning Chemical Environments in Catalysis for Mechanistic Insights


Sara Thoi

Principal Investigator

Ph.D. Chemistry, UC Berkeley
B.S. Chemistry, UC San Diego

Avery Baumann

Graduate Researcher

B.S. Chemistry, Brown University, 2015
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Simran Saund

Graduate Researcher

B.S. Chemistry, Sonoma State, 2014
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Xu Han

Graduate Researcher

B.S. Chemistry, Fudan University, 2015
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David Burns

Graduate Researcher

B.S. Chemistry, UMD College Park, 2016
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Soumyodip Banerjee

Graduate Researcher

B.S. IIT, Bombay, 2017
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Allie Zito

Undergraduate Researcher

Chemistry, JHU Class of 2018
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Samantha Goldschmid

Undergraduate Researcher

Chemistry, JHU Class of 2020
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Gabrielle Aversa

Undergraduate Researcher

Chemistry, JHU Class of 2019
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Jose Diaz

Undergraduate Researcher

Chemical Engineering, JHU Class of 2019
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My Linh Le, Mt Holyoke, Class of 2019, Visting Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2017

Brennan Lee, JHU Class of 2017, Undergraduate Researcher, 2015-2017. Current: Materials and Process Engineer, Applied Physics Laboratory

Kelsey Harper, JHU Class of 2018, Undergraduate Researcher, 2015-2016

Karina Ng, University College London, Class of 2017, Visiting Undergraduate Researcher, 2015-2016

Dr. Jeffrey McDowell, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2016