B.Sc. (Biological Chemistry) McMaster University
Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) University of Toronto
Postdoc (Physical Chemistry) University of California, Berkeley
I got into science because I like understanding how and why things work, and it's great to be able to occasionally contribute something new to this understanding. As a spectroscopist, the 'work' I get to do each day - building equipment, experimenting with chemicals, programming software, analyzing data, writing papers, and communicating science - is all pretty fun. Right now I'm interested in non-equilibrium systems, and finding new ways to measure and understand them as they evolve.
I'm from Toronto, Ontario (Go Jays Go!) and outside of lab, I like hiking, backpacking, various other outdoor adventures, and playing sports where I get to throw things.
B.Sc. (Chemistry) Brigham Young University - Idaho
I am from American Fork, UT and grew up in a family that encouraged strong values, education and the sciences. I became particularly fascinated with chemistry in junior high and high school because I enjoyed the challenge of learning how everything around me is made and it works together. I received my BSc in 2014 from Brigham Young University – Idaho where I became interested physical chemistry (the perfect combination of math, physics and chemistry).
My hobbies include playing the piano, tinkering with electronics, programming, doing math in my head, and most importantly strengthening my faith and spending time with my wife and children.
B.Sc. (Chemistry and Biophysics) University of Washington
I grew up in a small town outside of Seattle, WA, where I attended Tacoma Community College before moving on to the University of Washington in Seattle (Go Huskies!). While at TCC I discovered a natural love for chemistry and physics which pushed me to pursue a degree in both at UW. I love the challenge of developing new insight into how our world works.
My hobbies include spending time with my partner and our dog, catering to our cat’s every whim, doing crafting things, watching fun math youtube videos, playing video games, and reading. If you have hexaflexagons we will be good friends.
B.Sc. (Biochemistry) George Mason University
M.Sc. (Chemistry) George Mason University
Originating from the mean streets of suburban Alexandria, Virginia, James “Hey!, how’d he get on the stage?!?” Sadighian’s first claim to fame was attending “that high school from that Disney movie” (T.C. Williams). Following his brief encounter with stardom, James got into the field of Chemistry for the fame, glory, and money. He traveled up and down Virginia before being signed to George Mason University and dropping his first mixtape “Degree in Biochemistry.” He immediately followed it up with his first studio hit, “Quantitation of Pharmaceuticals in Sewage” for which he was surprisingly awarded a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. Having conquered the East Coast game, James decided to try his luck in the West Coast scene where he signed with the University of Oregon, and the rest, as they say, is history.
In his free time, James is enthusiastic about all things camo and/or CrossFit related, and enjoying Oregon’s “great outdoors” that he’s heard so much about.
B.Sc. (Mario Kart Double Dash and Smash Bros Melee) My Living Room
I’m from Germany but did most of my schooling in Connecticut. I’m majoring in Chemistry and potentially Math. I’m currently a sophomore at U of O and am part of the Sailing team and Running club. Currently in lab I’m working on thin film deposition and exploring the effects of methanol on zinc phthalocyanine thin films.
Some hobbies of mine are lighting things on fire, playing video games, chocolate milkshakes, roller coasters, horror games, EDM, movies, and petting every cat I see. My food skillset consists of making ramen, heating frozen pizzas, and pancakes. I will drive anything and everything for fun.
I am an Oregon native with an indefatigable enthusiasm for chemistry. At the University of Oregon, I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry through the Robert D. Clark Honors College. The complexity of the natural world captives me. With the development of my academic capabilities, I am excited to use scientific theories and models (filled with all sorts of mathematical entertainment) as vehicles to explain everyday phenomena.
In my free time, I enjoy running long distances in Oregon’s moody weather, biking parallel to the Willamette River, strumming the guitar (with mediocre skill), and indulging in a science-related nonfiction book.