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Graduate Students

  • Agrawali Profile
    Ayushi Agrawal

    Research Area: Metabolic Engineering, Protein Engineering
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Blenner
    Home Country: India
    Degree: B-Tech in Chemical Engineering, India; M.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University

  • Arp Profile
    Caleb Arp

    Research Area: Composite Materials
    Advisor: Dr. Chris Kitchens
    Home State: North Carolina
    Degree: B.S. Chemistry, The Citadel; M.S. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University

  • Bethel Profile
    Keturah Bethel

    Research Area: Polymers
    Advisor: Dr. Eric Davis
    Home Country: U.S. Virgin Islands
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Columbia University; B.S. Applied Math, University of the Virgin Islands

  • Bin Kashif Profile
    Salman Bin Kashif

    Research Area: Utilizing Molecular Dynamics Simulations to Study Membrane Fouling
    Advisor: Dr. Sapna Sarupria
    Home Country: India
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University; M.S. Chemical Engineering, University Teknologi Petronas

  • Chen Profile
    Xiuting Chen

    Research Area: Computational Catalysis
    Advisor: Dr. Rachel Getman
    Home Country: China
    Degree: B.S., Shaanxi University of Science and Technology; M.S., University at Buffalo

  • Chukwu Profile
    Ewa Chukwu

    Research Area: Catalysis/Materials for Energy
    Advisor: -
    Home Country: Nigeria
    Degree: M.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Irvine; B.E., Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria

  • Darge Profile
    Abenazer Darge

    Research Area: Selective Membranes for Extraction of Actinides
    Advisor: Dr. Scott Husson
    Home Country: Ethiopia
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech

  • Ding Profile
    Junhuan Ding

    Research Area: Fractionation of Pitch Oligomers and Lignin
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Thies
    Home Country: China
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Fitzgerald Profile
    Carter Fitzgerald

    Research Area: Continuous Processing of Lignins
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Thies
    Home State: Georgia
    Degree: B.S. Biochemical Engineering, University of Georgia

  • Foster Profile
    James Foster

    Research Area: Detection Methods for Nuclear Applications
    Advisor: Dr. Scott Husson
    Home State: South Carolina
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Clemson University

  • Ganesan Profile
    Vijaydev Ganesan

    Research Area: Biosynthesis of Natural Products
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Blenner
    Home Country: India
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Anna University; M.S. Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University

  • García Profile
    Ricardo García

    Research Area: Metabolic Engineering, Protein Engineering
    Advisor: Dr. Rachel Getman
    Home Country: El Salvado
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas”

  • Garifo Profile
    Molli Garifo

    Research Area: Thermally-Responsive Hydrogels for Post Surgical Intervention of Glioblastoma
    Advisor: Dr. Jessica Larsen
    Home State: Virginia
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech

  • Gopal Profile
    Varun Gopal

    Research Area: Molecular Simulation
    Advisor: Dr. Sapna Sarupria
    Home State: South Carolina
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Gregorich Profile
    Nicholas Gregorich

    Research Area: Lignin-Based Hydrogel Composites for Aqueous Separations
    Advisor: Dr. Eric Davis
    Home State: Michigan
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Cuevas Profile
    Karen Guillen Cuevas

    Research Area: Molecular Simulation
    Advisor: -
    Home Country: Mexico
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi; M.S., Instituto Tecnologico de Celaya

  • Hall Profile
    Steven Hall

    Research Area: Molecular Simulation
    Advisor: Dr. Sapna Sarupria
    Home State: South Carolina
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Clemson University

  • Hilbert Profile
    Max Hilbert

    Research Area: Enzyme Immobilization Strategies
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Blenner
    Home State: Maryland
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech; M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland

  • Jin Profile
    Zehua Jin

    Research Area: Energy and Environmental Catalysis
    Advisor: Dr. Ming Yang
    Home Country: China
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University

  • Joshi Profile
    Chinmay Joshi

    Research Area: Gold Nano Particles
    Advisor: Dr. Chris Kitchens
    Home Country: India
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Mumbai; M.S. Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technology University

  • Kanhere Profile
    Sagar Kanhere

    Research Area: Polymer Composites of Carbon Fiber
    Advisor: Dr. Amod Ogale
    Home Country: India
    Degree: B.S. Dyestuff Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology

  • Klaubert Profile
    Stephanie Klaubert

    Research Area: CHO Cell Culture
    Advisor: Dr. Sarah Harcum
    Home State: Massachusetts
    Degree: B.S. Bioengineering, Lehigh University

  • Lee Profile
    Stephen Lee

    Research Area: Engineering Non-Model Yeast
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Blenner
    Home State: Arizona
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona

  • Lynn Profile
    Bronson Lynn

    Research Area: Lignin
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Thies
    Home State: South Dakota
    Degree: B.S. Physics & B.S. Chemistry, East Tennessee State University

  • Lytle Profile
    Missoury Lytle

    Research Area: Polymer Membranes
    Advisor: Dr. Eric Davis
    Home State: West Virginia
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering from Olin College of Engineering

  • Malakian Profile
    Anna Malakian

    Research Area: Membrane Sciences
    Advisor: Dr. Scott Husson
    Home Country: Iran
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Azad University; M.S. Chemical Engineering - Biotechnology, Azad University, M.S. Chemical Engineering - Material and Polymers, New Mexico State University

  • McCarthy Profile
    Madeline McCarthy

    Research Area: Systems Biology
    Advisor: Dr. Marc Birtwistle
    Home State: New York
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University

  • Mentzer Profile
    Josh Mentzer

    Research Area: Mammalian Cell Engineering and Synthetic Biology
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Blenner
    Home State: Arkansas
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas

  • Mutsuddy Profile
    Arnab Mutsuddy

    Research Area: Cancer Systems Pharmacology
    Advisor: Dr. Marc Birtwistle
    Home Country: Bangladesh
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

  • Osuofa Profile
    Joshua Osuofa

    Research Area: Bioseparations
    Advisor: Dr. Scott Husson
    Home State: Texas
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

  • Paruchuri Profile
    Bipin Paruchuri

    Research Area: Drug Delivery, Nano Technology, and Biomimetic Materials
    Advisor: Dr. Jessica Larsen
    Home Country: India
    Degree: B.E. Chemical Engineering & M.E. Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science

  • Pitman Profile
    Mark Pitman

    Research Area: Polymer Self-Assembly in Blood
    Advisor: Dr. Jessica Larsen
    Home State: New York
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Buffalo

  • Pittman Profile
    Zachariah Pittman

    Research Area: Research and Synthesis of Nanoparticles
    Advisor: Dr. Chris Kitchens
    Home State: Connecticut
    Degree: B.S. Engineering, University of Connecticut

  • Punyapu Profile
    Rohit Punyapu

    Research Area: Catalysis
    Advisor: Dr. Rachel Getman
    Home Country: India
    Degree: B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, JNTU University, India; M.S., Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University

  • Rives Profile
    Dyllan Rives

    Research Area: Protein Engineering/Metabolic Engineering
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Blenner
    Home State: Alabama
    Degree: B.S. Chemistry, Auburn University

  • Romero Conde Profile
    Juan Jose Romero Conde

    Research Area: Advanced Separation Materials
    Advisor: Dr. Scott Husson
    Home Country: Colombia
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Universidad del Valle

  • Sarmah Profile
    Deepraj Sarmah

    Research Area: Cancer Systems Pharmacology Models
    Advisor: Dr. Marc Birtwistle
    Home Country: India
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science

  • Shabbir Profile
    Hafeera Shabbir

    Research Area: Catalysis
    Advisor: Dr. Rachel Getman
    Home Country: Pakistan
    Degree: B.S. University of Engineering and Technology Lahore Pakistan; M.S. Purdue University

  • Shi Profile
    Jiexin Shi

    Research Area: Molecular Simulation
    Advisor: Dr. Sapna Sarupria
    Home Country: China
    Degree: M.S. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University

  • Spagnuolo Profile
    Michael Spagnuolo

    Research Area: Metabolic Engineering
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Blenner
    Home State: Ohio
    Degree: B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio State University

  • Tindall Profile
    Graham Tindall

    Research Area: Recovery and Utilization of Lignin in Bio-refinery Waste Streams
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Thies
    Home State: South Carolina
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Clemson University

  • Vashishtha Profile
    Saumye Vashishtha

    Research Area: Development of Magnesium Oxychloride Cement for Sustainable Building Applications
    Advisor: Dr. Chris Kitchens
    Home Country: India
    Degree: M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Florida

  • Vicchio Profile
    Stephen Vicchio

    Research Area: Heterogeneous Catalysis
    Advisor: Dr. Rachel Getman
    Home State: Maryland
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, UMBC; M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Wang Profile
    Weigao Wang

    Research Area: Protein Engineering
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Blenner
    Home Country: China
    Degree: B.S. Bioengineering, Henan University; M.S. Fermentation Engineering, Jiangnan University

  • Wang Profile
    Xueting Wang

    Research Area: Polymer
    Advisor: Dr. Eric Davis
    Home Country: China
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University

  • Williams Profile
    Abena Williams

    Research Area: Redox Flow Batteries
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Roberts
    Home State: Maryland
    Degree: B.S. Chemistry, University of Ghana

  • Wintenberg Profile
    Molly Wintenberg

    Research Area: Environmental Toxicity; Nanoparticles
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Blenner
    Home State: Tennessee
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee

  • Wu Profile
    Chengjun Wu

    Research Area: Ultrapure Activated Carbons from Lignin
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Roberts
    Home Country: China
    Degree: B.S. Tianjin University; M.S. University of Florida

  • Yaguchi Profile
    Allison Yaguchi

    Research Area: Dynamic Control of Metabolic Pathways, Flux Balancing, Microbial Engineering
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Blenner
    Home State: Virginia
    Degree: B.S. Chemical & Life Sciences Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Zhang Profile
    Xiaohong Zhang

    Research Area: Hierarchical Modeling of Selective Alkane Oxidation in Metal-Organic Framework Catalysis
    Advisor: Dr. Rachel Getman
    Home Country: China
    Degree: B.S Chemical Engineering, Changsha University of Science and Technology

  • Zhou Profile
    Jiarun Zhou

    Research Area: Molecular Simulation
    Advisor: Dr. Sapna Sarupria
    Home Country: China
    Degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology