The Teamsters!


Haley Petersen G4


Haley is a graduate student who joined the Luca lab in December 2019. She aspires to use chemical research to address fundamental sustainability issues and currently focuses on carbon dioxide conversions. She received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she worked with the Lichtenberger group on [FeFe]-hydrogenase mimetic electrocatalysts. She is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship 2021!

Contact: Haley[dot]petersen[at]colorado[dot]edu

Phil (Phuc) Pham G3

Phil got his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from HCMC University of Technology in 2018, where he did his undergraduate research on metal-organic frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts and heterocycle synthesis via C-H bond activation. Phil traveled across the Pacific Ocean to join the Luca lab as a graduate researcher in December 2020. Phil is now studying metal-oxo complexes for selective oxidation of organic molecules.

Contact: phuc[dot]pham[at]colorado[dot]edu

Jackie Katsirubas UG

Jackie is an undergraduate researcher majoring in chemistry and atmospheric & oceanic sciences. She joined the group in December 2021 and is currently working on ligand synthesis for metal complex electrocatalysts to be used in the conversion of carbon dioxide to chemical fuels. She has a passion for the climate sciences and wants to apply her chemical knowledge to sustainability goals in the future. In her free time she loves hiking, skiing, reading, and video games.

Contact: jaclyn[dot]katsirubas[at]colorado[dot]edu

Emmet Miller UG

Emmet grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and he is studying Chemistry and
minoring in physics. He loves to explore the border between math and
other hard science. Some interests that he has include woodworking, chess, and

Email: emmet[dot]miller[at]colorado[dot]edu


Tessa Myren, PhD 2021, Amgen

Taylor Stinson – BS, 2020

Chloe Huntzinger -BS 2020

Zachary Mast – BS 2021

Anna Barrow – BS 2021 (Bates)

Mikayla Hudak -BS 2020 (Gonzaga)

J. William Horstman – graduate research assistant – MS

Charles Martin – graduate research assistant -MS, Instructor CU Boulder Chemistry

Alyssia Lilio – postdoctoral scholar – 2017-2018 – LAPD forensics

Trevor Donadt – research staff 2017-2018, Cornell Engineering Graduate Program