Megan Petti

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

Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID

Professor Martin Zanni
Development of Novel Surface Sensitive and Surface Specific Two-Dimensional Spectroscopies
Future Plans
I will be working as a Technical Advisor to a patent law firm, MBHB, in Chicago.
Megan Petti


View ORCID associated publications.

  • Petti, M.K., Ostrander, J.S., Birdsall, E.R., Bohlmann Kunz, M., Armstrong, Z.T., Alperstein, A.M. & Zanni M.T. A Proposed Method to Obtain Surface Specificity with Pump-probe and 2D Spectroscopies. J. Phys. Chem. A. 2020. (Accepted)
  • Petti, M.K., Ostrander, J.S., Saraswat, V., Birdsall, E.R., Rich, K.L., Lomont, J.P., Arnold, M.S. & Zanni, M.T. Enhancing the signal strength of surface sensitive 2D IR spectroscopy. J. Chem. Phys. 2019, 150, 024707.
  • Petti, M.K., Lomont, J.P., Maj, M. & Zanni, M. T. 2D Spectroscopy is Being Used to Address Core Scientific Questions in Biology and Materials Science. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2017. 122(6), 7855-7865.


My favorite memories of being a chemistry graduate student was playing dodgeball with a great team. Whether we won or lost, it was always a great time to listen to some music, dodge some balls, and enjoy a free beer after.


I was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It was there that I cultivated my love of learning. I attended the University of Notre Dame, where I graduated with a BS in Chemistry. I then came to Wisconsin to pursue a PhD in the same subject.

Congratulations Megan. We are so proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad

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