Department of Chemistry

Principal Investigator

Marco Caricato
Associate Professor
Integrated Science Building, Room 3189E

2019-present:‚Äč Associate Professor, KU

2014-2019: Assistant Professor, KU

2010-2014: Research Scientist, Gaussian, Inc.

2006-2010: Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University

2006: Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude in Chemistry at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS),Pisa, Italy.

2002: M.S. in Chemistry at the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

Graduate Students

Matthew Barclay

2014: Joined Caricato and Elles groups

B.S. from Creighton University.

Sijin Ren
Graduate Student

2014: Joined the Caricato group

B.S. from Murray University

Amy Jystad
Graduate Student

2015: Joined the Caricato group

B.S. from the University of St. Mary

Ty Balduf
Graduate Student

2016: Joined the Caricato group

B.S. in Chemistry from St. Ambrose University

B.S. in Mathematics from St. Ambrose University

Kaihua Zhang
Graduate Student

2017: Joined the Caricato group

M.S. from Beijing University of Technology

B.S. from Beijing University of Technology

Undergraduate Students

Ryan Lampton
Undergraduate Researcher

2018: Joined the Caricato group

Katherine Vander Laan
Undergraduate Researcher

2017: Joined the Caricato group

Former Members:

  • Dr. Tal Aharon
  • Delaney Lynam (REU participant from Missouri Northwest University)
  • Analila Luna Valenzuela 
  • Hunter Leblanc
  • Clara Stanton
  • Dr. Alessandro Biancardi
  • Robert Adams
  • Kyler Ross (REU Participant from Southern Nazerene University) 
  • Cameron Liss (REU participant from Roosevelt University)
  • Jeremy Barnes (REU participant from Park University)
  • Joseph Harms (Lawrence High School)
  • Claudiu Caraiani (KU physics major)



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