Eva Nichols grew up in Arizona and earned her B.S. from Caltech, working with Professor Theodor Agapie. In 2012, she began her graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley with Professor Christopher Chang. There, she examined the role of second coordination sphere groups in promoting electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction and developed hybrid bio-materials platforms for artificial photosynthesis. Eva moved to Yale University in 2018 as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor James Mayer, where she used infrared spectroscopy to study the potential dependence of proton transfers at electrode interfaces. Outside the lab, Eva enjoys being in nature, playing board games, growing kale, and watching old comedy movies.
Eva will begin her independent career at UBC in August 2020.