Ph.D. Students

 

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Gregory Parsons, PI Postdocs and Research Staff Ph.D. Students B.S. Students Group Alumni Group Photos

 

 

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Heather Barton

Hometown: Hudson Falls, NY
Education: B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University 2015
Joined the group: January 2016
Research: Heather studies a range of MOFs and their efficacy for various applications.

 Seung

Seung Keun Song

Hometown: Yeongjiu, South Korea
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Chung-Ang University 2014
M.S. in Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Chung-Ang University 2016
Joined the group: January 2017
Research: Metal and metal oxide selective deposition.

 Siyao

Siyao Wang

Hometown: Henan Province, China
Education: B.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University
Joined the group: January 2017
Research: Siyao focuses on fiber forming of a new class of high surface area nonwovens, named polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs). Siyao is co-advised by Dr. Saad Khan.

 Amanda

Amanda Volk

Hometown: Lake Forest, Illinois
Education: B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Alabama 2016
Joined the group: January 2017
Research: Oxidative Molecular Layer Deposition (oMLD).

 Holger

Holger Saare

Hometown: Tartu, Estonia
Education: B.S. in Physics, University of Tartu 2015
Joined the group: August, 2017
Research: Building and operating an integrated UHV surface analysis/ALD reactor system to study area-selective ALD and atomic layer etching processes.

 Zijian

Zijian Dai

Hometown: Liaoning Province, China
Education: B.S. in Non-woven Materials and Engineering, Nantong University 2013
M.S. in Non-woven Materials and Engineering, Donghua University 2015
Joined the group: November, 2017
Research: Zijian is a visiting PhD student focusing mainly on MOF growth on sacrificial fibers with improved catalytic performance.

 Leah

Leah Granger

Hometown: Flowery Branch, Georgia
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics, Clarkson University 2016
Joined the group: January, 2018
Research: Co-advised by Dr. Donald Brenner, Leah studies multi-scale modeling of energetics at interfaces.

 Amanda

Rachel Nye

Hometown: Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Education: B.A. in Chemistry and Spanish, Washington and Jefferson College 2017
Joined the group: January 2018
Research: Rachel focuses on utilizing molecular layer deposition (MLD) to understand the nucleation and growth of polymer thin films.

 Amanda

Jungsik Kim

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Education: B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tohoku University 2012
M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tohoku University 2014
Joined the group: January 2018
Research: Selective Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)

 Sarah

Sarah Smith

Hometown: Edwardsville, Illinois
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky 2017
B.S. in Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky 2018
Joined the group: December 2018
Research: Sarah will be studying new metal-organic framework (MOF) growth techniques and their use in various applications.

M.S. Students

 Omar

Omar Alam

Hometown: Centreville, Virginia
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018
Joined the group: January 2019
Research: Omar will be working with metal-organic frameworks.