Margaret Anne Lumley

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

Hometown: Orinda, CA

Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi
Development of Electrode Materials for Electrochemical Water Desalination and Solar Water Splitting
Future Plans
I plan to continue working in the Choi group to focus on commercializing the desalination technology that I helped to develop during my Ph.D.
Margaret Lumley


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One of my favorite memories is doing a high ropes course with my research group. I’ve also enjoyed being a part of the chemistry department ultimate frisbee team, going to football games with fellow grad students, and building so many amazing friendships!


I received my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2015. After living in warm weather climates my whole life, I decided to move to the Midwest to see if I could survive the winter! I entered the chemistry department as a member of the materials chemistry path and joined Kyoung-Shin Choi’s research group. As a member of the Choi group, I have worked on developing materials for water desalination and renewable energy applications. In addition to my research, I have enjoyed serving in a variety of leadership roles in the department, including as a co-chair of the Graduate Student Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC) from 2017-2018. I led a team of graduate students who developed a department-wide climate survey and we recently published our survey development process in the Journal of Chemical Education. After I complete my Ph.D. I plan to continue working in the Choi group to focus on commercializing our desalination technology.

Obstacle Course

PLEASE RECOGNIZE MEMBERS OF THE CHOI GROUP: Taylor Evans, Dongho Lee, Margaret Lumley, Ann Lindberg & Andjela Radmilovic for their perseverance and performance as they earn their PhDs in 2020 and 2021. Congratulations on your accomplishments! Looking forward to seeing the continued contributions you'll make in the next chapters of your lives. All the best, Jack and Kathryn Lindberg, parents of Ann Lindberg


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