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

 

Wenyi

Wenyi Xie

Hometown: New York, NY
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, City College of New York 2013
Joined the group: January 2014
Research: Wenyi explores novel applications and processes using cellulose-related materials. She is currently examining cellulose diacetate as a novel starting material for energy storage devices, including analysis of ALD coatings on modified substrates. Wenyi is co-advised by Saad Khan and Orlando Rojas.

Eric

Eric Stevens

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University 2013
Joined the group: January 2014
Research: Eric’s work examines novel ALD  processes and nucleation analysis for electropositive metals towards selective deposition.

Jenny

Jennifer Ovental

Hometown: Selden, NY
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Lafayette College 2012
Joined the group: January 2014
Research: Jenny explores novel ALD processes and process scaling for spatial ALD. She is developing catalytic materials by ALD, and she is responsible for process transfer to the Spatial ALD tool under development. Jenny is co-advised by Saad Khan.

Mariah

Mariah Ritz

Hometown: Waxhaw, NC
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Wilmington 2013
Joined the group: August 2014
Research: Mariah studies fundamental ab-inito modeling of ALD reactions on surfaces, and is co-advised by Eric Santiso. Her work contributes significantly to understanding the fundamental limits of selective-area ALD for thin film patterning.

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Dennis Lee

Hometown: Boulder, CO (Born) and Seoul, South Korea (Raised)
Education: B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Gachon University 2011
M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST 2013
Joined the group: January 2015
Research: Dennis studies MOF growth on fibers using ALD as a tool to improve mass loading.

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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).

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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.

 Amanda

Rachel Nye

Hometown: Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Education: B.A. in Chemistry and Spanish, Washington and Jefferson College 2017
Joined the group: January 2018
Research: Nylon 6,6 synthesis using Molecular Layer Deposition (MLD)

 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)