Chloe Groome

UCI, Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D., expected 2022
UCI, Materials Science and Engineering M.S., 2018
UCLA, Physics B.S., 2015

Interests & Hobbies:
Urban planning, plants, convincing people that science is cool.

Research Project:
Investigating how defects in graphene can be tailored to stabilize and improve the performance of earth-abundant single-atom catalysts with density functional theory simulations. Single-atom catalyst systems maximize catalytic performance while minimizing or completely replacing the use of expensive metals such as platinum.  

Expanding plasmonic nanogap chemistries beyond previously assembled anhydride crosslinking molecules to encompass other functional groups such as carboxylic acid or amines for metabolic biosensors. Spectroscopically probing the coupling between phonon modes of the gap molecules with local electric fields.

Fellowships and Awards:
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Scholar Award (2019)
UC Irving Graduate Student Research Symposium Presentation Winner--Biology, Chemistry, and Medicine (2019)
Nevin Graduate Endowment Fellowship (2017)
UC Irvine Graduate Dean’s Recruitment Fellowship (2017)
NSF GRFP (2017)

Thrift, W. J., Ronaghi, S., Samad, M., Wei, H., Nguyen, D. G., Cabuslay, A. S., Groome, C. E., Santiago, P. J., Baldi, P., Hochbaum, A. I., & Ragan, R. (2020). Deep Learning Analysis of Vibrational Spectra of Bacterial Lysate for Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. ACS Nano, 14(11), 15336–15348.

Mattox, T. M., Groome, C., Doran, A., Beavers, C. M., & Urban, J. J. (2018). Chloride influence on the formation of lanthanum hexaboride: An in-situ diffraction study. Journal of Crystal Growth, 486, 60-65.

Mattox, T. M., Groome, C., Doran, A., Beavers, C. M., & Urban, J. J. (2017). Anion-mediated negative thermal expansion in lanthanum hexaboride. Solid State Communications, 265, 47-51.

Groome, C., Roh, I., Mattox, T. M., & Urban, J. J. (2017). Effects of Size and Structural Defects on the Vibrational Properties of Lanthanum Hexaboride Nanocrystals. ACS Omega, 2,(5) 2248–2254.