Current Members

Chris EllesChris Elles
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
B.S. Colorado State University
Hometown: Conifer, Colorado
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Kristen Burns

Kristen Burns
Graduate Student (5th year)
M.S. University of Saint Joseph (CT)
B.S. University of Saint Joseph (CT)
Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Dan JohnsonDan Johnson
Graduate Student (4th year)
B.S. Northwest Missouri State University
Hometown:

 

 


PJ SrivastavaPrasenjit (PJ) Srivastava
Graduate Student (4th year)
M.S. Institute of Chemical Technology (India)
Hometown: 

 

 

Jessica BairJessica Bair
Undergraduate (Chemistry, BS)
Next Step: Entering graduate school at Chalmers University (Sweden)
 

 

 


Rob CastanedaRobert Castaneda
Undergraduate (Chemistry, BA)
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Next Step: Entering graduate school in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina
 

 

 


Jamie SomersJamie Somers
Summer Research Student
Home Institution: Dublin City University (Ireland)

 

 

 


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Chris EllesChris Elles
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
B.S. Colorado State University
Hometown: Conifer, Colorado
(Curriculum Vitae)
 

 


Tim Quincy photoTim Quincy
Graduate Student (5th year)
B.S. University of Kansas
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
 

 


Matt Barclay photoMatt Barclay
Graduate Student (3rd year; joint with Caricato Group)
B.S. Creighton University
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
 

 


Chris OtolskiChris Otolski
Graduate Student (3rd year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
 

 


David StierwaltDavid Stierwalt
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

 


Kristen BurnsKristen Burns
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Saint Joseph (CT)

M.S University of Saint Joseph (CT)

 

Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut

 

 


Sadegh MahvidiSadegh Mahvidi
Visiting Graduate Student (Institute for Color Science and Technology, Tehran)
M.S. Institute for Color Science and Technology (Tehran)
B.S. Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran)
Hometown: Tehran, Iran

 


EmmalineEmmaline Lorenzo
Chemistry undergraduate 
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

 

 


BrooksBrooks Hidaka
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Nick JacksonNick Jackson
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown:

 

 


Whitney HarmonWhitney Harmon
Chemistry undergraduate
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Want to see your name on this page?
Email Dr. Elles (elles@ku.edu) if you are interested!

Chris EllesChris Elles
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
B.S. Colorado State University
Hometown: Conifer, Colorado
(Curriculum Vitae)
 

 


Tim Quincy photoTim Quincy
Graduate Student (5th year)
B.S. University of Kansas
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
 

 


Matt Barclay photoMatt Barclay
Graduate Student (3rd year; joint with Caricato Group)
B.S. Creighton University
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
 

 


Chris OtolskiChris Otolski
Graduate Student (3rd year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
 

 


David StierwaltDavid Stierwalt
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

 


Kristen BurnsKristen Burns
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Saint Joseph (CT)

M.S University of Saint Joseph (CT)

 

Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut

 

 


Sadegh MahvidiSadegh Mahvidi
Visiting Graduate Student (Institute for Color Science and Technology, Tehran)
M.S. Institute for Color Science and Technology (Tehran)
B.S. Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran)
Hometown: Tehran, Iran

 


EmmalineEmmaline Lorenzo
Chemistry undergraduate 
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

 

 


BrooksBrooks Hidaka
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Nick JacksonNick Jackson
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown:

 

 


Whitney HarmonWhitney Harmon
Chemistry undergraduate
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Want to see your name on this page?
Email Dr. Elles (elles@ku.edu) if you are interested!

Chris EllesChris Elles
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
B.S. Colorado State University
Hometown: Conifer, Colorado
(Curriculum Vitae)
 

 


Tim Quincy photoTim Quincy
Graduate Student (5th year)
B.S. University of Kansas
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
 

 


Matt Barclay photoMatt Barclay
Graduate Student (3rd year; joint with Caricato Group)
B.S. Creighton University
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
 

 


Chris OtolskiChris Otolski
Graduate Student (3rd year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
 

 


David StierwaltDavid Stierwalt
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

 


Kristen BurnsKristen Burns
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Saint Joseph (CT)

M.S University of Saint Joseph (CT)

 

Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut

 

 


Sadegh MahvidiSadegh Mahvidi
Visiting Graduate Student (Institute for Color Science and Technology, Tehran)
M.S. Institute for Color Science and Technology (Tehran)
B.S. Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran)
Hometown: Tehran, Iran

 


EmmalineEmmaline Lorenzo
Chemistry undergraduate 
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

 

 


BrooksBrooks Hidaka
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Nick JacksonNick Jackson
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown:

 

 


Whitney HarmonWhitney Harmon
Chemistry undergraduate
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Want to see your name on this page?
Email Dr. Elles (elles@ku.edu) if you are interested!

Chris EllesChris Elles
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
B.S. Colorado State University
Hometown: Conifer, Colorado
(Curriculum Vitae)
 

 


Tim Quincy photoTim Quincy
Graduate Student (5th year)
B.S. University of Kansas
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
 

 


Matt Barclay photoMatt Barclay
Graduate Student (3rd year; joint with Caricato Group)
B.S. Creighton University
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
 

 


Chris OtolskiChris Otolski
Graduate Student (3rd year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
 

 


David StierwaltDavid Stierwalt
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

 


Kristen BurnsKristen Burns
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Saint Joseph (CT)

M.S University of Saint Joseph (CT)

Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut

 

 


Sadegh MahvidiSadegh Mahvidi
Visiting Graduate Student (Institute for Color Science and Technology, Tehran)
M.S. Institute for Color Science and Technology (Tehran)
B.S. Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran)
Hometown: Tehran, Iran

 


EmmalineEmmaline Lorenzo
Chemistry undergraduate 
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

 

 


BrooksBrooks Hidaka
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Nick JacksonNick Jackson
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown:

 

 


Whitney HarmonWhitney Harmon
Chemistry undergraduate
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Want to see your name on this page?
Email Dr. Elles (elles@ku.edu) if you are interested!

Chris EllesChris Elles
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
B.S. Colorado State University
Hometown: Conifer, Colorado
(Curriculum Vitae)
 

 


Tim Quincy photoTim Quincy
Graduate Student (5th year)
B.S. University of Kansas
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
 

 


Matt Barclay photoMatt Barclay
Graduate Student (3rd year; joint with Caricato Group)
B.S. Creighton University
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
 

 


Chris OtolskiChris Otolski
Graduate Student (3rd year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
 

 


David StierwaltDavid Stierwalt
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

 


Kristen BurnsKristen Burns
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Saint Joseph (CT)

M.S University of Saint Joseph (CT)

 

Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut

 

 


Sadegh MahvidiSadegh Mahvidi
Visiting Graduate Student (Institute for Color Science and Technology, Tehran)
M.S. Institute for Color Science and Technology (Tehran)
B.S. Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran)
Hometown: Tehran, Iran

 


EmmalineEmmaline Lorenzo
Chemistry undergraduate 
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

 

 


BrooksBrooks Hidaka
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Nick JacksonNick Jackson
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown:

 

 


Whitney HarmonWhitney Harmon
Chemistry undergraduate
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Want to see your name on this page?
Email Dr. Elles (elles@ku.edu) if you are interested!

Chris EllesChris Elles
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
B.S. Colorado State University
Hometown: Conifer, Colorado
(Curriculum Vitae)
 

 


Tim Quincy photoTim Quincy
Graduate Student (5th year)
B.S. University of Kansas
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
 

 


Matt Barclay photoMatt Barclay
Graduate Student (3rd year; joint with Caricato Group)
B.S. Creighton University
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
 

 


Chris OtolskiChris Otolski
Graduate Student (3rd year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
 

 


David StierwaltDavid Stierwalt
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

 


Kristen BurnsKristen Burns
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Saint Joseph (CT)

M.S University of Saint Joseph (CT)

 

Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut

 

 


Sadegh MahvidiSadegh Mahvidi
Visiting Graduate Student (Institute for Color Science and Technology, Tehran)
M.S. Institute for Color Science and Technology (Tehran)
B.S. Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran)
Hometown: Tehran, Iran

 


EmmalineEmmaline Lorenzo
Chemistry undergraduate 
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

 

 


BrooksBrooks Hidaka
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Nick JacksonNick Jackson
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown:

 

 


Whitney HarmonWhitney Harmon
Chemistry undergraduate
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Want to see your name on this page?
Email Dr. Elles (elles@ku.edu) if you are interested!

Chris EllesChris Elles
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
B.S. Colorado State University
Hometown: Conifer, Colorado
(Curriculum Vitae)
 

 


Tim Quincy photoTim Quincy
Graduate Student (5th year)
B.S. University of Kansas
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
 

 


Matt Barclay photoMatt Barclay
Graduate Student (3rd year; joint with Caricato Group)
B.S. Creighton University
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
 

 


Chris OtolskiChris Otolski
Graduate Student (3rd year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
 

 


David StierwaltDavid Stierwalt
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Indianapolis
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

 


Kristen BurnsKristen Burns
Graduate Student (1st year)
B.S. University of Saint Joseph (CT)

M.S University of Saint Joseph (CT)

 

Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut

 

 


Sadegh MahvidiSadegh Mahvidi
Visiting Graduate Student (Institute for Color Science and Technology, Tehran)
M.S. Institute for Color Science and Technology (Tehran)
B.S. Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran)
Hometown: Tehran, Iran

 


EmmalineEmmaline Lorenzo
Chemistry undergraduate 
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

 

 


BrooksBrooks Hidaka
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Nick JacksonNick Jackson
Chemistry undergraduate (UKanTeach)
Hometown:

 

 


Whitney HarmonWhitney Harmon
Chemistry undergraduate
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

 

 


Want to see your name on this page?
Email Dr. Elles (elles@ku.edu) if you are interested!

Elles Group Highlights
  • A paper involving our collaboration with the Boskovic group is published in JOC (a new journal for this group!).
  • Visiting student Jamie Somers joins the group from Dublin City University for summer research. Welcome!
  • Our group is awarded beam time for ultrafast x-ray experiments at the LCLS in August.
  • Kristen wins the Takeru and Aya Higuchi Graduate Scholarship in Physical Chemistry. Great work, Kristen!
  • PJ wins the Cornelius McCollum Scholarship. Nice work, PJ!
  • Jessica and Rob earn departmental awards, great job!
  • Jessica presents a research poster for the Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Symposium.
  • Jessica Bair will attend graduate school at Chalmers University in Sweden. Good luck, Jessica!
  • Rob Castaneda will attend graduate school at the Univeristy of North Carolina. Good luck, Rob!
  • Read more by clicking here...
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