Elizabeth Dina Laudadio

Credentials: Chemistry Ph.D., Summer 2020 (Hamers)

Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Professor Robert J. Hamers
Chemical transformations of lithium cobalt oxide nanoparticles in model environmental systems
Future Plans
I will be starting a postdoctoral position at Argonne National Laboratory in the Chemical & Fuel Cycles Technology Division in August.
Elizabeth Laudadio


View ORCID associated publications.

  • Laudadio, E.D., Bennett, J.W., Green, C.M., Mason, S.E., Hamers, R.J. Impact of Phosphate Adsorption on Complex Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersibility in Aqueous Media. Env. Sci. Technol. 2018, 52, 10186-10195.
  • Laudadio, E.D., Ilani-Kashkouli, P., Green, C.M., Kabengi, N.J., Hamers, R.J. Interaction of Phosphate with Lithium Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles: A Combined Spectroscopic and Calorimetric Study. Langmuir 2019, 35, 16640-16649.


I grew up in Fairfield, CT and graduated Summa cum Laude in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College in 2015. I started graduate school that fall in the materials path and joined the group of Robert Hamers, where I began my studies as part of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN). My graduate research has focused on studying the potential impact of nanomaterials related to lithium-ion batteries if they were to be released into the environment. I received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2017 and completed a Delta Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Research in 2019. I’ve served on the GSFLC, chaired the CSN community building committee, and I founded the LGBTQ+ community group in the chemistry department in the summer of 2019. During my time in Madison I’ve participated in the Hoofers Sailing club, performed on an improvisational comedy team, taken arts classes at the Wheelhouse, learned how to ride a bike for the first time, and met some of the best people in my life!


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