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Stories of Graduate Student Success: Carolin Joy, chemistry doctoral student

Carolin Joy is a doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry who has recently been awarded the prestigious Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship. The Arthur J. Schmitt Scholarship Leadership Fellowship identifies talented Marquette doctoral students and fosters their development as socially responsible leaders in the Marquette community and beyond. One of the goals of the fellowship is to further students’ formation as leaders working for positive social change in the spirit of Marquette University and Arthur J. Schmitt. This vision is accomplished through supporting their doctoral studies and promoting leadership development and opportunities.

Joy’s research is centered on studying the phenomena of energy transfer that takes place during molecule-molecule collisions, primarily in the Interstellar medium (ISM). Joy stated, “The study of rotational energy transfer holds significance in understanding the physical conditions of ISM that favor star formation, the evolution of galaxies, and the interpretation of astrophysical observations from telescopes.”  Joy plans to present her research endeavors at the upcoming 54th Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Joy is from Kottayam, India. She credits her advisor Dr. Dmitri Babikov and her family for encouraging her and shaping her into the person she is today. When she is not studying and researching, Joy enjoys spending her free time trying out different cooking and baking recipes.

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