About Nia's Work

Nia Harmon is a PhD candidate in chemistry at Yale University. Her research aims to develop new solar-powered, energy-efficient catalysts to transform nitrate contaminants found in groundwater into useful products, such as ammonia. Specifically, her work addresses the gap between academic research on catalysis for environmental remediation and its practical application. Nia investigates how the structure of catalyst materials affects reactivity, directly informing how these materials could be implemented in technologies that remove nitrate pollution from water. In addition to her research, Nia is committed to increasing diversity in STEM through science outreach to her community. Nia graduated with honors from Florida State University in 2019 with a B.S. in chemistry.