Hans is a 3rd year graduate student in the Stowers lab. He specializes in MOF thin films, MOF mediated synthesis, and in situ Heterogeneous catalytic mechanisms. When not growing crystals and troubleshooting the UHV chamber, Hans spends his time with his beloved wife, Valerie and two sons Gideon and Bruce.
Lindsey is currently a junior in Chemical Engineering at BYU, set to graduate in 2023. She has been with the Stowers lab since October 2018 and is currently on the AB hydrolysis project studying MOF structures and how they influence the activity of our catalysts. She enjoys research that utilizes characterization with X-ray diffraction. In her free time she enjoys painting, playing the piano, and trying new foods!
Maren is currently an undergrad research assistant working in catalysis and MOF chemistry. She is majoring in chemistry and this is her first year at BYU. Outside of the lab she loves reading, running, and going on hikes.
Colin Smith first entered the lab in August 2020 and will graduate with a Chemical Engineering degree in April of 2023. He aims for medical school post-graduation and currently investigates the performance of catalysts in oxidative dehydrogenation projects. When not in the lab, he enjoys skiing (water and snow), hiking, singing, and reading fantasy.
Robert Ellis has been working in the Stower's lab since December 2019. He is currently researching catalysts for AB hydrolysis. He is also interested in physical chemistry and spectroscopy. He is a senior and will graduate in April 2021 with a BS in Chemistry, and is planning on graduate school next fall. He is originally from Portland, OR, and enjoys reading, baking and swimming.
Ben Chipman is a chemistry major from Eagan Minnesota. His research has been on the Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Ammonia Borane. He is interested in this research as it pertains to clean energy in the use of hydrogen fuel cells. Most of his in the Stowers lab has been spent building and testing Metal Organic Framework catalysts for this reaction. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, climbing and reading. He is currently working towards a career in data analytics after graduation, and possibly an MBA.