Andi Barbour graduated from North Carolina State University in 2000 with a B.S. in Chemistry. Afterwhich, she worked in the Medical Diagnostic Device Division at Abbott Laboratories and left Abbott in 2004 to attend graduate school at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Her disseration work, in the group of John Z. Larese, utilized high resolution adsorption isotherms and in-situ neutron scattering to study the wetting properties/phase transitions of ethylene adlayers on single facet MgO(100) powders. In 2010, Andi earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a concentration in chemical physics. Shortly there after, she became a Postdoctoral Appointee with Hoydoo You in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Andi's current research interest include using x-ray synchrotron radiation to characterize the structure and phase transitions of molecular films on single crystal surfaces and to understand interfacial processes of model heterogeneous catalyst systems under ambient conditions.