Group Members

ASHLEIGH E. BABER, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
James Madison University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Specializes in: UHV surface science, scanning tunneling microscopy, temperature programmed desorption and reaction spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, and heterogeneous model catalysts

Education, Honors, Awards

  • ACS Women Chemists Committee Rising Star (2022)
  • Negative Emissions Science Scialog Fellow (2020)
  • Associate Professor (2020 – present)
  • Future Star of the AVS (2018)
  • JMU Goodman Faculty Award (2018)
  • Madison Vision Teaching Award (2018)
  • Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award (2018)
  • Assistant Professor, James Madison University (2014 – 2020)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brookhaven National Lab (2011-2014)
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Tufts University, Medford, MA (2005-2011)
  • B.S. Chemistry, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA (2001-2005)

CURRENT RESEARCHERS

Lyssa, Dr. Baber, Jordon, Clayton, Jessie, Rob, Eric, and Amazin in our last group meeting of the semester


CLAYTON ROGERS
Class of 2022, Chemistry Major
Alpha Chi Sigma Co-Ed Chemistry Fraternity Social Chair

LYSSA GARBER 
Class of 2022, Chemistry Major
Biochemistry Concentration
Math Minor
Other extracurriculars: Alpha Chi Sigma Co-Ed Chemistry Fraternity Master of Ceremonies, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Tutor Chair, JMU Club Gymnastics Vice President, Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society
JESSIE BERRY
Class of 2022, Chemistry Major
Business Minor
Other extracurriculars: Walking Club founder and president, Alpha Kappa Psi, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, chemistry tutor
AVA GALGANO
Class of 2024, Chemistry Major, Biochemistry concentration
Pre-med, Honors, Math Minor
Other extracurriculars: PASS leader, chemistry tutor
ROB DUVALL
Class of 2021, Physics Major
AMAZIN BULLOCK
Class of 2023, Chemistry Major

ALUMNI MEMBERS


DAVID BOYLE
Class of 2017, B.S. in Chemistry
Material Science Concentration
Currently at Stanford University studying Chemistry

WIL ANDAHAZY
Class of 2017, B.S. in Chemistry
Employed at Bristol-Myer Squibb

CAMERON STOPAK
Class of 2017, B.S. in Math

JEREMY WILKE
Class of 2018, Chemistry Major
Materials Science Concentration
Other extracurriculars at JMU: Chemistry Department PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions) Leader, Chemistry tutoring, Alpha Chi Sigma National Co-Ed Chemistry Fraternity

VIVIAN LAM
Class of 2018, Biology Major 
Pre-Pharmacy Minor
Other extracurriculars at JMU: Phi Sigma Pi National Gender Inclusive Honor Fraternity, Pre-Pharmacy Society, Vietnamese Student Association

NICK TOSTI
Class of 2018, Physics Major

DYLAN BOECKMANN
Class of 2018, Chemistry Major

DANIEL SCHLOSSER
Class of 2019, History Major
Pre-Dental Minor
Other extracurriculars at JMU: JMU Marching Royal Dukes, Alpha Chi Sigma Co-Ed Chemistry Fraternity, JMU Pep Band

MAXWELL GILLUM
Class of 2019, Chemistry Major
Other extracurriculars at JMU: Alpha Chi Sigma National Co-Ed Chemistry Fraternity, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society

MARIA DePONTE
Class of 2019, Chemistry Major
Pre-Pharmacy Minor
Other extracurriculars at JMU: Alpha Chi Sigma National Co-Ed Chemistry Fraternity, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Kappa Alpha Theta International Sorority
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HASAN KALEEM
Class 2020, Health Science Major
Medical Humanities Minor
Pre-Medical Minor
Other extracurriculars at JMU: Pre-Medical Association, Phi Epsilon Kappa National Professional Fraternity

ERIC MAXWELL
Class 2021, Chemistry Major
Honors Minor
Other extracurriculars at JMU: JMU Marching Royal Dukes

JORDON BAKER
Class of 2021, Chemistry Major
Materials Concentration