Lisa Kendhammer

Ph.D. Student

Expected Year of Graduation: 2013
Research Lab: Dr. Kristen Murphy and Dr. Joseph Aldstadt
Major Area of Focus: Chemical Education and Analytical Chemistry
Minor Area of Focus: Physical Chemistry
Previously Attended:
Cardinal Stritch University, 4, B.S.

Why I like Chemistry:

I like Chemistry because I feel like it answers so many questions I have. I also like that everything I learn about can be related back to the 'real' world and solve current problems or aid future generations to solve these problems.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee:

I wanted to stay in Wisconsin and I liked the size of not only the campus, but also the research groups at UWM.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee:

My favorite things to do in Milwaukee would be walking down by the lake and going to all the festivals during the summer.

Research Goals:

For Chemical Education, my research goals would be to determine possible factors that may affect differential item functioning. For Analytical Chemistry, my research goals would be to build a database of complex organic compounds found in varnishes and to build an aging chamber to help simulate aging of varnishes.