Student Researcher Spotlight: Alison Wallum

Alison is a graduate student in chemistry who works with Beckman researchers Joseph Lyding and Martin Gruebele. 

Student Researcher Spotlight: Alison Wallum 

Wallum

 

Year/Major:
2nd year graduate student in chemistry
 
Hometown:
La Quinta, California
 
Lab:
Gruebele and Lyding Groups
 
Your research in 50 words or less:

My research surrounds imaging excited states of nanomaterials using laser-assisted scanning tunneling microscopy. Our previous work has focused on investigating excited state properties of materials including quantum dots and carbon nanotubes, while a more recent collaboration with the Badding group allows us to explore excited state features of carbon nanothreads.

 

What are your hobbies?
Hiking (or anything outdoors), Volleyball, Reading, Cooking, and Music
 
Favorite C-U restaurant: 
Watson's Shack and Rail