The Physically Distanced Shultz Group, August 2020. Left to right: Joam Marmolejos, Becca Davies, Ally MacInnis, Mary Shultz, Nick Anderson, Emma Gubbins.

Mary Jane Shultz

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Pearson Chemistry Laboratory
62 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University  
Medford, MA 02155

Laboratory: P100
Office: P100-D
Tel: 617-627-3477
Fax: 617-627-3443

B.S., 1970, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1970-1971, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Ph.D., 1975, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Current Members

Emma Gubbins
Ph.D. Candidate

Emma graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry from Smith College in 2018 where she worked under Professor Andrew Berke. She then worked in a trace metals analysis lab at Dow Chemical for one year before joining the Shultz lab in Fall 2019. She is currently working on studying ice interfaces using the SBW nonlinear interferometer. When she is not in lab she enjoys playing soccer, wheel throwing, hiking, and traveling.

Ziqing Xiong
Ph.D. Candidate

Ziqing comes from Hunan Province, China. He spent most of his effort researching on electrochemical cataysis in Xinguo Li’s Group (Peking University, 2017-2019) as an undergraduate student, and worked on electrochemial nitrogen reduction in Jeremy Smith Group (Indiana University Bloomington, 2019-2020) as a visiting scholar. With a interest of physical chemistry and instrumental designs, he joined Shultz Lab in 2020 as PhD student in Tufts University and started working on Nonlinear Interferometer and Amonia-air Interfaces. Ziqing has a wide range of hobbies in his spare time especially watching dramas and live music.

Zhenyu Lin
1st Year Ph.D. Student

Zhenyu grew up in Shanghai, China and graduated with B.S in Chemistry from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY in 2021. He joined Shultz Group as a Master student in 2021 focusing on titanium dioxide photocatalyst based organic pollutant photo degradation research. He finished the Master’s program by the end of 2022 and keep doing research on the same topic as a Ph.D. student starting from 2023.


Ph.D. Alumni
Steve Baldelli, Ph.D 1998 | Professor, University of Houston
Cheryl Schnitzer, Ph.D. 1999 | Associate Professor of Physical and Environmental
Chemistry, Stonehill College
Danielle Simonelli, Ph.D. 2000 | Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR
Henning Groenzin, Ph.D. 2007 | MB-Technology GmbH, Germany
Irene Li, Ph.D. 2008 | Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Margaret Kuo, Ph.D. 2008
Faith Dukes, Ph.D. 2013 | Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Patrick Bisson, Ph.D. 2013 | Research Scientist, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.
Tuan Vu, Ph.D. 2014 | Technologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jing Wang, Ph.D. 2017
Joam Marmolejos, Ph.D. 2022
Nicolas Anderson, Ph.D. 2022
Rebecca Davies, Ph.D. 2024
Master Alumni
Carolyn Gin, M.S. 2002
Noelani Kamelanela, M.S. 2008 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Karen Batchelder, M.S. 2017
Amanda Carey, M.S. 2019 | Chemical Safety Officer, Tufts University
Zhenyu Lin, M.S. 2022 | Graduate Student, Tufts University
Rui Liang
Allyson MacInnis, M.S. 2023
Bachelor Alumni
Sarah Kalin, B.S. 2009 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom LLP
Bryce Meyer, B.S. 2013
Alexandra Brumberg, B.S. 2016 | Graduate Student, Northwestern University
Jordin Metz, B.S. 2016 | Graduate Student, Rice University
Joshua Golubovsky, B.S. 2016
Thien Khuu, B.S. 2018 | Graduate Student, Yale University
Kenny Huang, B.S. 2019
Robert Joseph, B.S. 2020
Mitch Shapiro-Albert, B.S. 2022
Drew Hyde
Postdoctoral Researcher
Chuan-Yi Wang, Postdoc 2006 | Professor, Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry,
Patrick Bisson, Postdoc 2020 | Research Scientist, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.

Associate Alumni

Tongzhou Xu, Visiting Graduate Scholar 2019