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Recent Graduates

(Terminal Degrees only)
Last name alphabetical by year

2011 Calendar Year

David R. Baker

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Prashant Kamat
  • Title: On the Advancement of Quantum Dot Solar Cell Performance through Enchanced Charge Carrier  Dynamics
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington
  • Placement: Posdoctoral Reasearcher, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Sagnik Basuray

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Dielectrophoresis and its Application to Bio-Diagnostic Chips
  • Undergraduate Institution: IIT-Bombay, India
  • Placement: Life Sciences Corporation, A Roche Company

Nishant Chetwani

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Preferential Etrainment of Macro-ions at Singular Interface in an AC Electric FieldUndergraduate Institution: IIT-Delhi, India
  • Placement: Life Sciences Corporation, A Roche Company

Prashant Deshlahra

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Eduardo E. Wolf
  • Title: Study of Electronic Effects in Nanofabricated Catalytic Diode: Experiments and DFT Calculations
  • Undergraduate Institution: IIT-Bombay, India
  • Placement: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California-Berkeley

Victoria E. Froude

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Yiingxi Elaine Zhu
  • Title: AC-Electrokinetic Behavior of Lipid and Surfactant Vesicles
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Oklahoma
  • Placement: University of Notre Dame

Burcu E. Gurkan

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Kinectics of CO2 Absorption of Reactive Ionic Liquids
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Toledo
  • Placement: Postdoctoral Researcher, MI

Anand Kumar

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Eduardo E. Wolf
  • Title: Combustion Synthesis of Novel Catalysts for Hydrogen Production from Light Alcohols
  • Undergraduate Institution: IIT-Kharagpur, India
  •  Placement: Posdoctoral Associate, MIT-Cambridge

Elaine M. Mindrup

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: William F. Schneider
  • Title: Discovery of New Ionic Liquid for CO2 Capture
  • Undergraduate Institution: Rose-Hulman Institute
  • Placement: Law School, New York

Patrick R. Mousaw

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Jeffrey C. Kantor
  • Title: Valuation of Flexibel Fuel Energy Conversion Networks Under Uncertainty
  • Undergraduate Institution:University of Notre Dame
  • Placement: Chemical Engineer, Albemarle Corporation, MI

Craig R. Powers

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Monte Carlo Simulation of Adsorption and Ion Exchange in Nanoporus Materials
  • Undergraduate Institution: North Eastern University
  • Placement: Sr. Process consultant at Smith & Burgess, Houston, TX

Changsheng Su

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Paul J. McGinn
  • Title: Potassium Stability of Silicate Catalysts for Diesel Soot Oxidation and its Application on Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs)
  • Undergraduate Institution: Zheijiang University, China
  • Placement: Postdoctoral Researcher, Notre Dame

Pavithra Tiruppathi

  • Degree: MS
  • Advisor: Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Ionic Liquid Nanodroplets in Electric Fields
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Placement: Syntellect

Karen L. Williams

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Paul J. McGinn
  • Title: Development of a High throughput Impedance Measurement Device for New Materials Discovery
  • Undergraduate Institution: Rice University
  • Placement: Researcher, INTEL, Hillsboro, OR

2010 Calendar Year

Joshua A. Enszer

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Mark A. Stadtherr
  • Title: Verified Probability Bound Analysis for Dynamic Nonlinear Systems
  • Undergraduate Institution: Michigan Technological University
  • Placement: University of Maryland Baltimore County, Lecturer

Lindsay E. Ficke

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Thermodynamic Properties of Imidazolium and Phosphonium Based Ionic Liquid Mixtures with Water of Carbon Dioxide
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Dayton
  • Placement: 3-MCorporate Research Laboratory, St. Paul, MN

Saivenkataram Jayaraman

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Atomistic Simulations of Room Temperature Ionic Liquids and Molten Salts
  • Undergraduate Institution: IIT- Madras
  • Placement: Sandia National Laboratories

Prasad Sarangapani

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Yingxi (Elaine) Zhu
  • Title: Experimental Investigation of Spatially Heterogeneous Dynamics in Dense Colloidal Liquids
  • Undergraduate Institution: Worchester Polytechnic Institute
  • Placement: Postdoctoral Research Associate, MedImmune, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD

Luke D. Simoni

  • Degree: Phd
  • Advisor: Mark A. Stadtherr & Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Predictive Modeling of Fluid Phase Equilibria for Systems Containing Ionic Liquids
  • Undergraduate Institution: Michigan Technological University
  • Placement: Postdoctoral Research, University of Notre Dame

Eric W. Smith

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Mark J. McCready
  • Title: Turbulence, Stability, and Imaging of Gas-Liquid Flow
  • Undergraduate Institution: Calvin College
  • Placement: The Center for Applied Energy Research

Hangyao Wang

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: William F. Schneider
  • Title: Atomistic Studies of Oxidation Catlysis and Deactivation of Transition Metal Oxides
  • Undergraduate Institution: National University of Singapore
  • Placement: Post Doctoral Position, University of Delaware

Jeremiah D. White

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Paul J. McGinn and Alex Mukasyan
  • Title: Development & Investigation of a Novel Combustion-Based Technique for Joining Carbon/Carbon Composite & Synthesis of Carbon/Carbon-Silicon Carbide Composite
  • Undergraduate Institution: Michigan Technological University, MI
  • Placement: Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation

Yanghai Yu

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Prashant Kamat
  • Title: Photoelectronic Properties of CdSe and CdTe Nanowires
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University
  • Placement:

Lu Zhang

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Yuxing Elaine Zhu
  • Title: Manipulation of the DNA and Colloids in Solution and at Surface
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University
  • Placement: Yale University, Postdoctoral Position

2009 Calendar Year

Jessica L. Anderson-Kuczenski

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Design and Evaluation of Ionic Liquids through Thermophysical Studies
  • Undergraduate Institution: Iowa State University
  • Placement: Engineering Faculty, Century College, MN

Alexandre Chapeaux

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Dr. Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Extraction of Alcohols from Water Using Ionic Liquids
  • Undergraduate Institution: Syracuse University
  • Placement: Natonal Renewable Energy Labs/BioMass Div., Golden, CO

Zachary R. Gagnon

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Integrated AC Electrokinetic Microfludics: Fundamental Design and Analysis for Portable Cellular and DMolecular Diagnostics
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA
  • Placement: Johns Hopkins University, Assistant Professor

Rachel B. Getman

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: William F. Schneider
  • Title: Simulation of NO Oxidation Catalysis Over Oxygen Covered Transtion Metal Surfaces
  • Undergraduate Institution: Michigan Technology University
  • Placement: Post Doctoral position, Northwestern University

Michael D. Lundin

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Mark J. McCready
  • Title: Multiphase Flow Management in Confined Geometries Applied to the Optimization of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Kentucky
  • Placement: Post Doctoral Postion, University of Kansas

Berlyn R. Mellein

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Solvent Strength Effects on the Anti-Solvent Ability of Carbon Dioxide with Ionic Liquid/Organic Mixtures
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Placement: DuPont, Wilmington, DE

Philip P. Schonewill

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: David T. Leighton
  • Title: Oscillatory Flow: Effect on Transverse Diffusivity and Inertial Migration of Particles and Bubbles
  • Undergraduate Institution: Calvin College
  • Placement: Pacific NW National Labs, WA

Brian J. Seger

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Prashant Kamat
  • Title: Electocatalytic and Photoelectocatalytic Aspects of Proton Exchange Membrane Based Naostructured Assemblies
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Toledo, OH
  • Placement

2008 Calendar Year

Sichem Guerrero-Ruz

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Eduardo E. Wolf
  • Title: Activity In-situ IR and EXAFS Spectroscopy Studies and Monte Carlo Simulation of the Preferential Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide
  • Undergraduate Institution: Universidad de Chile
  • Placement: Chile

Sharon Gundersen

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Andre F. Palmer
  • Title: Onjugation of Methoxypolyethylene Glycol to the Surface of Bovine Red Blood Cells
  • Undergraduate Institution: Univ. Washington-Seattle
  • Placement: Ohio State University, Postdoc

Timothy J. Hall

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisors: Albert E. Miller and Davide A. Hill
  • Title: Enhancement of Reaction Zones in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells by Catalyst and Support Layer Modifications
  • Undergraduate Institution: West Virginia
  • Placement: Nuvant Systems, Inc., Crown Pt., IN

Peter D. Hoffman

  • Degree: MS
  • Advisor: Yuxing Elaine Zhu
  • Title: Segregation and Self-Assembly of Binary Colloidal Suspensions Under Dielectrophoresis
  • Undergraduate Institution: Lafayette College
  •  Placement: Chicago, High school Teaching Position

Diana Hou

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Designing MicroFludic Components for Analyte Concentration and Identification Using AC Electrokinetics
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
  • Placement: Merck, West Point, PA

Manish Kelkar

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Computing Transport Properties of Molecular and Ionic Fluids using Atomistic Simulations
  • Undergraduate Institution: UDCT-Mumbai, India
  •  Placement: Postdoc at Dupont, DE

Siddharth Maheshwari

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Anomalous Microfluidic Behavior Near Singular Interfaces
  • Undergraduate Institution: Laxminarayan, India
  • Placement: Silverbrook Company, Australia, Research Engineer

Brian Novak

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Mark J. McCready
  • Title: Molecular Simulation Studies of Heterogenous Bubble Nucleation: Effects of Surface Chemistry and Topology
  • Undergraduate Institution: Kansas State
  • Placement: Louisiana State University-Mechanical Engr. Dept

Christopher O’Neill

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Eduardo E. Wolf
  • Title: Activity and Selectivity of Selective Oxidation Reactions for C3 and I-C4 Hydrocarbons in a Membrane Reactor
  • Undergraduate Institution: Villanova
  • Placement: Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., PA

Stephen Schuyten

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Eduardo E. Wolf
  • Title: Activity and In-Situ Xas Studies of Promoted Copper and Zinc Oxide Catalysts for Hydrogen Production by Methanol Partial Oxidation
  • Undergraduate Institution: Michigan Technological University
  • Placement: Greatpoint Engergy (RI), Senior Analytical Chemist

Paul Tran

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: William C. Strieder
  • Title: Rheological and Kinetics Properties of Two Dimethacrylate Dental Resins for Spinal Fixation Application: Diourethane Dimethacrylate and Bisphenol a Glycerolate Dimethacrylate
  • Undergraduate Institution: ENSIC, France

Loukas Tsagalas

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Eduardo E. Wolf
  • Title: Production of Porous Electrodes for Fuel Cells
  • Undergraduate Institution: Aristotle-Greece
  • Placement: Greece

Ping Wang

  • Degree: PhD
  • Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Electrokinetic Pumping and Spraying at Micro/Nao Level
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University, China
  • Placement: Chevron-Richmond Tech. Center, CA

2007 Calendar Year

Hongmei An

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Paul J. McGinn
  • Title: Development of Novel Catalysts for use in Diesel Particulate Filters
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia
  •  Placement: Senior Engineer, Cummins, Inc., Indiana

James Cooper

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Paul J. McGinn
  • Title: Combinatorial Screening of Fuel Cell Catalysts
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Placement: CSIRO, Australia

Cesar Cadena Cortes

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Molecular Modeling of the thermophysical and transport Properties of Ionic
  • Liquids: Towards Greater Insight into the Behavior of Energetic Nitrogen-Rich Salts
  • Undergraduate Institution: Instituto Tecnologico de Orizaba, Mexico
  • Placement: Minrad International, Inc.; Project Manager. NY

Michael L. Dimino

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Andre F. Palmer
  • Title: Synthesis Characterization and Modeling of Novel Bovine Hemoglobin-based Oxygen Carriers
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
  • Placement: EpicRx Technical Services, WI

Arun Ramachandran

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: David T. Leighton
  • Title: The Effect of Flow Geometry on Shear-induced Particle Segregation and Resuspension
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Mumbai-India
  • Placement: Post-Doc University of California-Santa Barbara

Jesse Sullivan

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Andre F. Palmer
  • Title: Oxygen Transport within a Hepatic Hollow Fiber Bioreactor
  • Undergraduate Institution: Northeastern
  • Placement: Amgen Inc, RI

Katherine Wilbanks

  • Degree: MS
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  •  Title: Phase Behavior of Carbon Dioxide & Oxygen in the Ionic Liquid 1-Hexyl-3- Methylimidazolium Bix (Trifluorometlylsulfonyl) imide
  • Undergraduate Institution: Auburn University
  • Placement: Project Development-Exxon Mobil Research & Engineering Co.

Changjun Zhou

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Paul J. McGinn
  •  Title: The Effect of Additives and Processing Conditions on Properties of Sintered Mesocarbon Microbead
  •  Undergraduate Institution: Peking University-China
  • Placement: Superior Graphite

Ronghui Zhou

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Micro-Fludics of Micro and Nano-Colloidal suspensions: Designing Future
  •  Miniture Diagnostic Devices
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University, China
  • Placement: Rohm & Haas, Newark, DE

2006 Calendar Year

David M. Eike

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisors: Joan F. Brennecke, Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Property Prediction of Novel Compounds using Statistical Analysis and Molecular Simulation
  • Undergraduate Institution: Auburn University
  • Placement: Proctor & Gamble, OH, Scientist

Jason Gordon

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Andre F. Palmer
  •  Title: The use of Bovine Red Blood Cells to Improve Oxygen Delivery within a Hepatic Hollow fiber Bioreactor
  • Undergraduate Institution: Iowa State University
  • Placement: Midwest Research Institute, Senior Engineer

C. Ryan Gwaltney

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Mark A. Stadtherr
  • Title: Reliable Location of Equilibrium States & Bifurcations in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems with Applications in Food Web Modeling and Chemical Engineering
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Kansas
  • Placement: Exxon Mobile-Houston, TX

James P. Larentzos

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Molecular Modeling of Cation and Water Adsorption in Crystalline Titanosilicate and Polyoxoniobate Materials
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana
  • Placement: Stoller Corp., Las Vegas, NV

Shuliang Li

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Lipid & Polymer-Based Druy Delivery Vehicles
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University, China

Nyree McDonald

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: William C. Strieder
  • Title: Diffusion Interactions for a Pair of Reactive Spheres
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tuskegee University
  • Placement: University of Notre Dame, Associate Professional Specialist, VP Office

Jaqunda Patton

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Andre F. Palmer
  • Title: Hydrogel Based Oxygen Carriers
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tulane University
  • Placement:

Hartley Tyler Schmidt

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Agnes E. Ostafin
  • Title: Calcium Phosphate Based Nanoshell for use in Biomedical Applications
  • Undergraduate Institution: Florida Tech
  • Placement: Process Engr., Intel Corporation, NM

Stephanie Schmidt

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Agnes E. Ostafin
  • Title: Shearing Oscillatory Interstitial Fluid Flows Affect Solute Transport and
  • Osteogenesis in Cortical Bone
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Placement: Process Engr., Intel Corporation, NM

Philip A. Wingert

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Title: Agnes E. Ostafin
  • Title: Chemiluminescent nanoshells for Early Cancer Detection
  • Undergraduate Institution: Lafayette College
  • Placement: Rice University, Post Doc

2005 Calendar Year

Dian Arifin

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Andre F. Palmer
  • Title: Development of Optimized Cellular Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carriers
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin
  • Placement: Merck and Company, Inc., Senior Development Engineer

Jacob Crosthwaite

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Liquid Phase Behavior and Thermal Stability of Ionic Liquids
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Cincinnati
  • Placement: Clemson University, Postdoctoral Position

Kishori Deshpande

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Arvind Varma
  • Title: Nanoscale Advanced Materials Using Aqueous Combustion Synthesis
  • Undergraduate Institution: U.D.T.C, India
  • Placement: MIT, Postdoc

William D. Haynes

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Mark S. Stadtherr
  • Title:Reliable Asymmetric Phase Stability Modeling Using Interval Analysis
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida
  • Placement: Office of Naval Research, SAIC, D.C., Program & Site Manager

Fei Liu

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Agnes E.Ostafin
  • Title: Atomic Force Microscopy of Erythrocyte Cytoskeleton
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University, Bejing, China
  • Placement: University of Chicago, Postdoctoral Position

Christopher W. Norfolk

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Arvind Varma &Paul J. McGinn
  • Title: Processing Mesocarbon Microbeads to High-Performance Materials for Friction Applications
  • Undergraduate Institution: Clemson University
  •  Placement: Clemson University

2004 Calendar Year

Jennifer L. Anthony

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke &Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Gas Solubilities in Ionic Liquids: Experimental Measurements and Applications
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado
  • Placement: California Institute of Technology, Postdoc.

Lionel S. Belveze

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Advisors: Joan F. Brennecke &Mark A. Stadtherr
  • Title: Modeling &Measurement of Thermodynamic Properties of Ionic Liquids
  • Undergraduate Institution: CPE Lyon, France
  • Placement: France

Yuxing Ben

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Nonlinear Electrokinetic Phenomena in Microfluidic Devices
  • Undergraduate Institution: Peking University, China
  • Placement: MIT, Postdoc - Math Dept.

Gabriela Illiann Burgos Solorzano

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisors: Joan F. Brennecke &Mark S. Stadtherr
  • Title: Supercritical Fluid Technology: Computational and Experimental Equilibrium Studies and Design of Supercritical Extraction Processes
  •  Undergraduate Institution: University of Mexico
  •  Placement: Dupont Titanium Technologies, Mexico

Francisco Javier Esteban Gracia Caroca

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Eduardo E. Wolf
  • Title: Experimental Studies & Monte Carlo Simulations of the State of the Surface During Oxidation Reactions on Supported Pt Catalysts
  • Undergraduate Institution: Universidad de Chile
  • Placement: Universidad de Chile

Javier E. Guzman

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Advisor: Eduardo E. Wolf
  • Title: Kinetics of Carbon/Carbon Composite Oxidation &Inhibition by Site Blockage
  • Undergraduate Institution: Nacional de Colombia
  • Placement:

Bri Anna Henderek

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Advisor: Alber E. Miller
  • Title: The Physical and Electrochemical Properties of Fluorescein-5-Isothiocyanate When Bound to Various Gold Morphologies
  •  Undergraduate Institution: Lafayette College
  •  Placement: The Dial Corporation

Juan Jiang

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Albert E. Miller
  • Title: Electrochemical studies of nanostructured materials: The synthesis and size effect dependence of the adsorption of organic molecules and applications to biosensors
  • Undergraduate Institution: Zhejiang University, China
  • Placement: PKU Lincoln Center, Researcher

Youdong Lin

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Mark S. Stadtherr
  • Title: LP-Based Strategies for Deterministic Global Optimization Using Interval Methods
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Placement: Lindo Systems, Chicago, Optimization Software Developer

Laurie Ropel

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Diffusion Coefficients and 1-octanol-water Partition Coefficients of Ionic Liquids
  • Undergraduate Institution: Purdue University
  • Placement: Exxon Mobil-Houston-TX, Environmental Advisor

Jindal K. Shah

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Monte Carlo Simulations of Room Temperature Ionic Liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate
  • Undergraduate Institution: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India
  • Placement: University of Notre Dame, Assistant Research Professo

Vaidyanathan Subramanian

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisors: Eduardo E. Wolf & Prashant V. Kamat
  • Title: Photoelectrochemical & Photocatalytic Aspects of Semiconductor-Metal Nanocomposites
  • Undergraduate Institution: IIT Mumbai
  • Placement: Southern Medhodist University, TX, Assistant Professor

Sameer Vijay

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Eduardo E. Wolf
  • Title: Synthesis, Characterization, and Isomerization Activity Studies for Modified Sulfated Zirconia Catalysts
  • Undergraduate Institution: Unavailable
  •  Placement: R&D Company, Finland, Researcher

2003 Calendar Year

Charles L. Arvin

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Albert E. Miller
  • Title: Advanced Materials Synthesis at the Nano and Macro Scale: An Electrochemical Approach
  • Undergraduate Institution: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Placement: IBM

Gaurav Arya

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisors: Hsueh-Chia Chang & Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Molecular Simulation of Transport in Nanoporous Materials
  • Undergraduate Institution: IIT Bombay
  • Placement: University California-San Diego, Postdoctoral

Michael M. Crouse

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Albert E. Miller
  • Title: Enabling One-Dimensional Nanostructured Materials Through Electrochemistry with Novel Template Development: An Application Towards Monocrystalline Nanowires of Cadmium Sulfide
  • Undergraduate Institution: Purdue University
  • Placement: IBM

Victor E. Diakov

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Arvind Varma
  • Title: Methanol Oxidative Dehydration in a Catalytic Packed-Bed Membrane Reactor: Experiments and Model
  • Undergraduate Institution: Moscow University
  • Placement: California Institute of Technology

Dabsashis Dutta

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: David T. Leighton
  • Title: Dispersion Reduction on Microchip Geometries
  • Undergraduate Institution: IIT Bombay
  • Placement: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Junbo Feng

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Spectroscopic Investigation of Reactions in Subcritical &Supercritical Water
  • Undergraduate Institution: Unavailable
  • Placement: Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame

Xudong Huang

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisors: Mark J. McCready & Arvind Varma
  • Title: Flow Patterns and Their Influence on Trickle-Bed Reactors: Experiments &Theory
  • Undergraduate Institution: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Placement: UOP LLC

Dmitry Kopelevich

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Transport in Nanoscale Materials Due to Thermal Noise &Deterministic Dynamics
  • Undergraduate Institution: Kuban State University
  •  Placement: Princeton University

Robert M. Landis

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Advisor: Edward J. Maginn
  • Title: Synthesis & Characterization of Functionalized Mesoporous Silica for the Remediation of Heavy Metals
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tennessee Institute of Technology
  • Placement: Y12

Cheryl H. Lau

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Arvind Varma & ASM
  • Title: The Effects of Gravity on Combustion Synthesis of Advanced Material
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Hong Kong
  • Placement: Carnegie-Mellon University

Cyril R. Lesage

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Advisor: Mark J. McCready
  •  Title: Macroscopic Study of the Onset and the Propogation of the Pulses in a Concurrent Downflow Trickle-Bed Reactor
  • Undergraduate Institution: CPE Lyon, France
  • Placement: France

Nicholas S. Martino

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Advisor: Mark J. McCready
  • Title: Hydrodynamics of a Two-Dimensional Gas-Liquid Packed Bed
  • Undergraduate Institution: West Virgina University
  • Placement: Westinghouse Savannah River Company

Adrienne R. Minerick

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Hseuh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Medical Diagnostic Microfluidics & Physiological Blood Flow Dynamics
  • Undergraduate Institution: Michigan Technological University
  • Placement: Mississippi State University

Aaron M. Scurto

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  •  Title: High-Pressure Phase and Chemical Equilibria of B-Diketone Ligands &Chelates with Carbon Dioxide
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Deleware
  • Placement: RWTH - Aachen

Olga V. Sozinova

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Davide A. Hill
  • Title: Microstructures and Topological Defects Induced by a Spherical Particle in a Nematic Liquid Crystal
  • Undergraduate Institution: Moscow Institute of Physics
  • Placement: California Institute of Technology

Sunil K. Thamida

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Hseuh-Chia Chang
  • Title: Instability Mechanisms In Micro-Fluidics &Nano-Materials
  • Undergraduate Institution: IIT Bangalore
  • Placement: Hindustan Lever Research Centre

Benjamin A. Wilhite

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisors: Arvind Varma & Mark J. McCready
  • Title: Pulsing-Flow regime in Trickle-Bed Reactors: Reactor Performance and Hudrodynamics
  • Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
  • Placement: MIT

2002 Calendar Year

Jeffrey T. Bernacki

  • Degree M.S.
  • Advisor: Mark J. McCready
  • Title: Synthesis and Dielectric Properties of Substituted Lanthanum Aluminate
  • Undergraduate Institution: Clarkson University
  • Placement:

Hongkun Liang

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Mark A. Stadtherr
  • Title: Strategies for Reliable Global Optimization & Nonlinear Equation Solving Using Interval Analysis
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University
  • Placement: Unavailable

Heidi M. Reichenbach

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Paul J. McGinn
  • Title: Studies of the Combinatorial Synthesis of Catalyst Oxide Powders
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Notre Dame
  • Placement: Institute of Defense Analysis

Laurent Thiers

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Arvind Varma
  • Title: Mechanistic Studies Involving Kinetics of Rapid High-Temperature Reactions for Materials Synthesis
  • Undergraduate Institution: CPE Lyon, Franc
  • Placement: France

2001 Calendar Year

Mohammed Al-Juaied

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Advisor: Arvind Varma
  •  Title: Ethylene Expoxidation in a Catalytic Packed Bed Membrane Reactor
  • Undergraduate Institution: King Fahd University
  • Placement: Unavailable

Lynette Blanchard

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Ionic Liquid-Carbon Dioxide Systems: Measurements of Phase Behavior, Solubilities in Ionic Liquids &Extraction from Ionic Liquids Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts
  • Placement: Intel Corporation

Adam (Changan) Chen

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Jeffrey C. Kantor
  • Title: Perturbed Linear Programming Problems Arising in Process Modeling
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of South Carolina
  • Placement: Rutgers University, Professional Specialist

Chao-Yang Gau

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Mark A. Stadtherr
  • Title: Reliable High Performance Computing Strategies for Chemical Process Modeling: Nonlinear Parameter Estimation
  • Undergraduate Institution: National Taiwan University
  • Placement: Lindo Systems, Inc.

Zhiyong Gu

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Experimental Studies of Thermophysical Properties fo Room Temperature Ionic Liquids
  • Undergraduate Institution: Qingdao Institute of Chemical Technology
  • Placement: University of SUNY at Buffalo

Jason M. Keith

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisors: Hseuh-Chia Chang &David T. Leighton
  • Title: Novel Reactor Designs fo Pollution Reduction Utilizing Enhanced Transient Thermal Dispersion
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Akron
  • Placement: Michigan Technological University, Professor

Christopher M. Lubbers

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Advisor: Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Experimental Investigations & Thermodynamic Modeling of the Phase Behavior of B-Diketonate Complexes in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
  • Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University
  • Placement: Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Razima Souleimanova

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Arvind Varma
  • Title: Palladium-Composite Membranes: Synthesis, Characteristics &Properties
  • Undergraduate Institution: Moscow Institute of Fine Chemistry
  • Placement: Argonne National Laboratory

Saurabh Thapliyal

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Jeffrey C. Kantor
  • Title: A Model Validation Approach to Process Monitoring and Fault Detection
  • Undergraduate Institution: Ohio State University
  • Placement: Oracle Company, CA; Principal Applications Engineer

Gang Xu

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Advisors: Mark A. Stadtherr & Joan F. Brennecke
  • Title: Peliable Phase Stability and Equilibrium Calculaton Using Interval Analysis for Equiation of State Methods
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tsinghua University
  • Placement: SIMSCI/Invensys