Camille K. Amador

PhD Student in Materials Science at the Colorado School of Mines

Amador photo for group website



Ph.D., Materials Science In Progress, Colorado School of Mines

B.S., Chemistry  (2017), University of Colorado Boulder


Camille (nickname “Chiqui”) was born and raised in West Philadelphia where she developed a passion for science through reading novels by authors such as Carl Sagan. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Boulder, CO and completed her degree in Chemistry with a Biochemistry minor. Currently, her research involves investigating the kinetics and mechanisms of reactions occurring in UV-advanced reduction processes (UV-ARPs) in order to optimize photochemical solution conditions for maximum target contaminant degradation. She has experience in water chemistry, tandem mass spectrometry, kinetic modeling, and density functional theory. Sometimes her free time is spent cooking and writing, although when she’s not in the lab, she’s mostly in the mountains.

Contact Information

Colorado School of Mines, Department of Chemistry, 1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401. Email