Dr Laura Hamm
November 11, 2014
Dr Laura Hamm received her PhD in biogeochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Her dissertation covered the role of proteins and other biomolecules in calcium carbonate biomineralisation. She then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in geochemistry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she utilized molecular dynamics and spectroscopy to study solution structure and dynamics at mineral surfaces. Dr Hamm is a first and co-author on a number of scientific publications and book chapters in a variety of fields including chemistry, materials science, geobiology and geoscience. Prior to completing her doctorate, she worked as a research associate in organic chemistry, environmental chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Dr Hamm currently works as a freelance scientific analyst and editor, helping scientists in academia and industry make sense of large data sets and effectively communicate their results.