K. Grace Johnson

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: Stanford University
  • Field of Study: Chemical Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Todd Martinez
  • Practicum(s):
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2019)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Biochemistry, Loyola Marymount University, 2017


Vykhodets, V. B.; Johnson, K. G.; Kurennykh, T. E.; Beketov, I. V.; Samatov, O. M.; Medvedev, A. I.; Jarvis, E. A. Direct Observation of Tunable Surface Struture and Reactivity in TiO2 Nanopowders. Surface Science 2017, 665, 10-19.

Seritan, S., Johnson, K.G., Hohenstein, E.G., Thompson, K., and Martinez, T.J. "Frameworks for distributing a GPU-accelerated ab initio exciton model," Northern California Theoretical Chemistry Meeting, Berkeley, CA (2019)

Johnson, K.G. and Martinez, T.J. "Elucidating excitation energy transport in LHCII using a GPU-accelerated ab initio exciton model," West Coast Theoretical Chemistry Symposium, Stanford, CA (2018)

Johnson, K.G. and Jarvis, E.A. "Photocatalytic and electronic implications from first principles characterization of oxygen depletion localized on TiO2 brookite nanoparticle surfaces," American Chemical Society National Meeting, Computers in Chemistry Division, San Francisco, CA (2017)

Johnson, K.G. and Jarvis, E.A. "Oxygen depletion on TiO2 brookite nanoparticle surfaces and implications for photocatalysis and solar energy conversion," Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research, Riverside, CA (2016)

Johnson, K.G., Williams, N.E., Fitzpatrick, B.G., and Dahlquist, K.D. "Modeling the dynamics of a 21-gene, 50-edge gene regulatory network controlling the transcriptional response to cold shock in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using GRNmap," American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (2016)


Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Science and Engineering, 2017-2020

Loyola Marymount University Trustee Scholar, 2013-2017

ACS COMP Outstanding Undergraduate Research and Poster Presentation, 2017

Program Scholar Award in Biochemistry, Loyola Marymount University, 2017

Presidential Citation, Loyola Marymount University, 2017

American Chemical Society Division of Physical Chemistry Award for the Top Performing Student in Physical Chemistry, Loyola Marymount University, 2016

Seaver College of Science and Engineering Summer Fellowship, Loyola Marymount University, 2016

University Honors Program Summer Research Fellow, Loyola Marymount University, 2016

PolyEd Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry for the Outstanding Sophomore Biochemistry Major, Loyola Marymount University, 2015

National Collegiate Honors Conference Representative, Loyola Marymount University, 2015

CRC Press Annual Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award to Best Major in General Chemistry, Loyola Marymount University, 2014

Dean's List, Loyola Marymount University, 2013-2016.