Alyssia Lilio received her BS in Chemistry at University of California, Irvine. She received her PhD in chemistry in December 2016 in the lab of Prof. Clifford Kubiak. There, she worked on developing molecular electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction. While attending UCSD, she also worked on the Cal Tech campus at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis. As a graduate student, she developed interests in electrochemical synthesis and CO2 reduction. Alyssia joined the Luca lab in January 2017. Her work in the Luca lab continues to focus on electrochemical synthesis. She works on projects related to organic electrochemical transformations and molecular electrocatalysis.
Taylor is in the process of completing her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder and she a part of the triathlon team at the university. She wants to pursue a career as a physician (M.D.) in order to help people within the medical field and she enjoys learning chemistry and human anatomy. She joined Luca Lab January 2017 and looks forward to continuing projects with electrochemical epoxidations and related catalysis.
Trevor has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, research experience in fields ranging from hydrogen fuel cells to tissue engineering, and industry experience in education. As part of the Luca Research Group as of May 2017, Trevor is pursuing impactful solutions to contemporary challenges in catalysis, while gearing up towards a Ph.D. program looking forward to a career in academia.