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The Altman Group

Welcome to the Altman Group!

We welcome people from all backgrounds, and are looking for enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. Please reach out if you want to learn more.


Alison B. Altman

Assistant Professor


Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northwestern University Advisor: Danna Freedman

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 2017, Advisors: John Arnold and Stefan Minasian

B.S., Yale University 2012

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Ebube Oyeka

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ebube earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Clemson University in 2023, where he worked on designing noncentrosymmetric multifunctional materials under the supervision of Dr. Thao Tran. Prior to that, he got his masters degrees from the University of Nigeria, and Tohoku University, Japan. In the Altman group, Ebube is interested in uncovering new electronic, magnetic, and structural phenomena in low-valent lanthanide compounds through controlled synthesis techniques and high pressure


Tiffany Conrad

Graduate Student

Tiffany was raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania with a concentration in Nanotechnology. As part of her studies, Tiffany participated in classes at Penn State University in their Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology program. In her free time, she is usually working on some sort of craft, listening to music, or watching history shows.

Paris Reuel

Graduate Student

Paris Reuel's current research interests are in the bonding nature of lanthanide and aluminum metal centers. Prior to joining the Altman lab, Reuel was a student intern at Sandia National Labs researching and developing novel lanthanide, aluminum, scandium, yttrium, precursors for processing into materials with application in obscurants, precipitation agents, and thermal and radiation resistance. Reuel received a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Statistics with honors from the University of New Mexico. In his free time Reuel likes to play tennis, games, and enjoys spending time on the trails hiking and camping.


Ryan O'Shea

Undergraduate Student

Ryan is from Plano, Texas and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Computer Science. His extracurriculars at A&M include being a Fellow at the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship and a staff assistant for The Big Event. After graduation, he hope to attend graduate school and continue doing research. In my free time, he enjoys working out, playing guitar, and reading sci-fi.

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Delaney Breidenthal

Undergraduate Student

Delaney grew up in the Fort Worth, TX area. She is currently working towards a B.S. chemistry with a minor in physics and hopes to continue on to grad school. Aside from being a part of the Altman Group, she is very involved in a Christian campus ministry called Cru. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, playing piano, and reading and writing.

Group alumni

Alejandro Rubio Reyes (2022): undergraduate student


Thomas Stowell (2022–2023): undergraduate student

Tyler Vandergrifft (2023): undergraduate student

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