Lily graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 2019. During her undergraduate studies, she worked at her home university developing methods to immobilize catalysts on electrode surfaces. Additionally, she was an Amgen fellow at Caltech where she synthesized bimetallic catalysts for CO2 reduction. She also worked at MIT fabricating superconducting MoN thin films for use in nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs).
Lily joined the Harter Lab in the Materials Department at UCSB in 2019. Her current work focuses on exploring the relationship between ferroelectricity and superconductivity in strontium titanate (SrTiO3), which is potentially a topological superconductor. More generally, she uses computational techniques such as density functional theory (DFT), Monte Carlo simulations, and phonon calculations to explore exotic phenomena in quantum materials.