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.

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