Lauren Finney | Student

University of Michigan

lafinney@umich.edu

PhD program start: 2017

Biography

Lauren did her undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is now a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan, working in Professor Igor Jovanovic's research group as an MTV associate. Her research focuses on laser-based optical spectroscopy for remote detection of uranium. Most recently, she has focused on exploring optical signatures of plants as potential sensors for stresses, like uranium exposure in the environment.

Personal Interests

Ultrafast lasers; remote detection; optical spectroscopy; molecular spectroscopy and dynamics; plasma science; chemistry.