Post-Doctoral Researchers

Name Current PositionCurrent Institution
Joanna ZhangSr. ScientistMerck
Jie FengAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Simon McManusHead of ResearchBantana Corp.
Christina TangAssistant ProfessorVirginia Commonwealth University
Adam YorkStaff ScientistThermo Fisher Scientific
Sherif SolimanChief Executive OfficerMatregenix Inc.
Lei ShiDirector - Materials ScienceFirmenich
Mustafa AkbulutAssociate ProfessorTexas A&M University
Ting ChenManagerExxonMobil
Margarita Herrera-AlonsoAssociate ProfessorColorado State University
Bulent OzbasTechnologistInfineum
Ahmed AbdalaAssociate ProfessorTexas A&M University
Xuhong GuoProfessorEast China University of Science and Technology
Mustafa Erhan
Subramanian RamakrishnanProfessorFlorida A&M
Henry AshbaughProfessorTulane University
Amer AlkawajiL’Oreal Inc
Sonke SvensonFounderDrug Delivery Solutions
Martin Beck
Paul Swanson
John Brie
Guangwei Wu

Ph.D. Students

NameYearCurrent PositionCurrent Institution
Chang Tian2020Senior EngineerModerna
Chet Markwalter2020Senior Research ScientistOptimeos Life Sciences
Victoria Lee2019Research EngineerSolvay Specialty Polymers
Chris Chen2017Senior Assistant DirectorColumbia University
Jack (Hoang) Lu2017ScientistJohnson & Johnson
Nathalie Pinkerton2014Assistant ProfessorNew York University
Carlos Figueroa2014Research ScientistBayer Pharmaceuticals
Suzanne D'Addio2012DirectorMerck
Siyan Zhang2011DirectorMerck
Varun Kumar2011Senior AnalystSilverArc Capital
Brian Figura2010Product ManagerThe Lubrizol Corporation
Stephanie Budijono2010Co-FounderHastke Inc.
Marian Gindy2008Executive DirectorMerck
Jack Tinsley2007Innovation MangerBASF
Lin Fu2007Director Saint-Gobain
Ying Liu2007Associate ProfessorUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Walid Saad2007Associate ProfessorAmerican University of Beirut
Debra Auguste2005ProfessorNortheastern University
Wanwipa Siriwatwechakul2005Assistant DirectorSirindhorn International Instittute of Technology
Brian Johnson2003Executive DirectorMerck
Jim Huey Lee2003Production ResearchExxonMobil
Bing-Shiou Yang2002DirectorBoehringer Ingelheim
Yu Cheng2001Global HeadNestle
Srividya Ramakrishnan2001Vice PresidentDr. Reddy's Laboratories
Vera Smith-Romagnoli2001
Evdokia Achilleos1999Senior Project AdviserEASME
Rajeev Garg1998VP of MarketingCooperVision
Glen Mandigo1998Vice PresidentMIAC Analytics
Sunny Panmai1997Executive DirectorWuXi AppTec
Mark Anklam1996Department ChairCalifornia Baptist University
Blake Goff1996PrincipalBG Biotech Consulting
Anahí Grosse-Sommer1996BASF
Jeanlynn Mets1996Business DeveloperKME Engineering
Anant Mahale1996
Subramanian Kesavan1994Senior Staff ScientistSolvay
John Katz1994
Kurt Koelling1993ProfessorOhio State University
Yu Ling Yin1993
John Bowers1991
Maria Santore1990ProfessorUniversity of Massachusetts
Douglas Hirt1989ProfessorClemson University
Bruce Lawrey1988Consultant
Jeffrey Sugarman1988
Ann Sanae Yoshimura1988
Jeff Kramer1987Chief Executive OfficerSWM International
Greg Besio1986Executive Vice PresidentAon
David Hoagland1986Department HeadUniversity of Massachusetts
Edward Chan1985CEOGroundstar, LLC
Dimitris Collias1985Research FellowProcter & Gamble
Jonathan Uhl1983
Dennis J. Massa1983

Masters Students:
Chen, Long (2014).
Franco, David. Multi-Lamellar Vesicles and Drug Delivery (2007). Current: Sandia National Labs.
Pahwa, JD. Flow Field Fracturation.
Song, Lucy. Polyelectrolyte Complexes.

Undergraduate Students:
Moffat, John E. “Environmental Remediation of Deepwater Oil Spills: The Effects of Surfactant Structure on Oil Droplet Formation” (2013)
Youngblood, Richard L. "Synthesis and Characterization of Gel Microparticles for Lung Cancer Delivery" (2013)
Ramasubramani, Vyas "Flocculation Depletion in a Dual Delivery System for the Treatment of Lung Cancer" (2013)
Lee, Michael (2013)
Tien, Daniel (2013)
Ellis, Ryan “Nanoparticle Delivery of Radionuclides for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications”(2012)
Rees, Amanda (2012)
Zhang, Stacy Wenjun "Gel Microparticle Drug Delivery System For Lung Cancer Treatment" (2012)
Li, May "Controlled Release Of Lipoic Acid Via Dual-Stage Encapsulation Of Therapeutic Nanoparticles In Polymer Hydrogel For Lung Cancer Drug Delivery" (2012)
Squires, Jack (2012)
Tse, Jennifer (2012)
Martin, Jason (2011)
Keaton, Michael (2011)
Baldassano, Steven (2011)
Liao, Yi (2011)
Hasbani, Meir
Huang, Felix
Jahnke, Justin
Chopko, Caroline
Herceg, Tomi
Etessami, Nathan, “Oswald Ripening of Nanoparticles” (2006).
O’Neil, Christopher, “Self-healing Nanofilled Materials “ (2006).
Russ, Boris, “Drug Release from Nanoparticles” (2006).
Hudacek, Kristin, “Estradiol-Vitamin E Succinate Prodrugs for Nanoparticles” (2005)
Beattie, Patrick, “Nanoparticle Synthesis and Formation” (2004).
Pauly, Thomas, “Synthesis of Hydrophobically Modified Polymers” (2004).
Whitaker, James, “Triggered Deprotection of Liposomes” (2003).
Brown, Kirk M., “The Degradation and Molecular Interactions of Guar and Hydroxypropyl Guar” (2002).
Bochkis, Irina, “Solubility of Beta Carotene in Mixed Solvent Systems and Stability of Organic Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Formulations” (2001).
Boon, Kathleen H., “ Phase Behavior of Interactions Between Hydrophobically Modified Anionic Polymers and Catanionic Vesicles” (2001).
Plata, Amanda C., “Investigation of Micromixing in a Vortex Mixer Evaluated by Competitive Reactions”(2001).
Krasik, Ellen, (2000).
Pagnotto, Michael R., “The Effects of Ceramic Implant Pore Size on Osteoblast Development” (2000).
Rea, Susan M., “Multilayer Polymer Coatings and Enzyme Interactions for Enhanced Bone Graft Design” (2000).
So, Gary, “Liposome Surface Coverage by Hydrophobically-Modified Poly(ethylene glycol)” (2000).
Barrett, Dana T., “The Effects of the Physical Properties of Emulsions, Newtonian Solutions, and Polymeric Solutions on the Atomization of Liquid Sheets” (1999).
DeBernard, Rebecca M., “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Polyacrylic Acid-Borate Polymers for Oil Recovery Operations” (1999).
Hwang, Melinda L., “Effect of Poly(PEG8000-lysine-stearylamide), C16-PEG-C16, and Hydrophobically-modified Polyacrylic Acid on the Stability of Phosphatidylserine/ Phosphatidylethanolamine composite Liposomes Under Calcium Ion Induced Rupture” (1999).
Quinn, Donovan S., “Deformation Behavior of PolyAcrylic Acid Gels in Applied Electric Fields” (1999).
Tsuda, Naoya, “Capillary Electrophoresis of Polysaccharides” (1999).
Akinc, Akin B., “Synthesis and Characterization of L3 Phase Templated Silicate Gels” (1998).
Lestina, Todd A., “Application of Guar Polymers in Agricultural Spraying” (1998).
McCowen, Sara A., “Viscoelastic Properties of an Anionic/Zwitterionic Surfactant System” (1998).
Mwamufiya, Ihemba Mujinga, “Phase Behavior and Viscoelastic Properties of High and Low Molecular Weight Guar Mixtures with Xanthan” (1998).
Freeman, Joseph W., “The Formation of High Molecular Weight Polymers with Smaller Polymers; Crosslinking Guar with Starch and Cationic Guar with Anionic Guar” (1997).
Lieu, Eric J., “Extensional Thickening Polymer Fluids for Agricultural Spraying Applications” (1997).
Rabinowitz, Aaron B., “Synthesis and Characterization of Polymerized Sponge Phase Silicates for Use as Bone Replacement Materials” (1997).
Struck, Kara, “Protein Diffusioin Through Polymerized Cubic Phase Gels” (1997).
Cukras, Catherine-Ann, “The Immobilization of Subtilisin Carlsberg in Kappa-Carrageenan Beads for Use in Non-Aqueous Solvents” (1996).
Little, Jessica L., “Synthesis and Characterization of Porous Gels Via Polymerization of the Surfactant Cubic Phase” (1996).
Long, Carl D., “An Analysis of Osmotic Pressure and Chromium Crosslinking in Polyacrylic Acid Gel” (1996).
Altreuter, David H., “Development and Characterization of Konjac Glucomannan as a Novel Gel for DNA Electrophoresis” (1995).
Barna, Caroline M., “Comparison of Rushton Turbines, Prochem Hydrofoil Impellers, and Lightnin’ A315 Hydrofoil Impellers” (1995)
Krishnan, Rajesh, “Development of Microcarrier Process Techniques for the Culturing of Chick Embryo Fibroblasts” (1994).
Whiteley, Timothy N., “The Gelation Mechanism of Konjac Glucomannan” (1994).
Chuang, Kenneth Hsu-Ping, “Elongational Viscosity of Structured Fluids” (1993).
Granzow, Joachim W., “Investigation into Optimal Vial Freezing and Lyophilization Techniques for Merck & Co. Products” (1993).
Timberlake, Susan A., “Microfiltration of Escherichia coli Fermentation Broths” (1993).
Speed, Margaret A., “Biochemical Engineering Experiments for an Undergraduate Laboratory” (1991).
Ware, Michael H.E., “Microstructure Characterization of Water Swellable Gels” (1990).
Hsu, James, “Delayed High Temperature Release of Peroxides for Breaking Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Gels”  (1989).
Martin, James K., “The Effect of Polymer Adsorption on the Rheology of Silica Gels” (1989).
Kaiser, Jocelyn C., “Chromium(III)-Polyacrylamide Binding Interactions as Measured by Gel Dialysis and Electrochemical Techniques” (1988).
Mehrabi, Reza M., “Polymeric Gels in Porous Media under Applied Pressures” (1988).
Chow, Lorraine L., “The Effect of Flow on the Dissolution of Photoresists” (1987).
Goodrich, Karen A., “Mechanical Properties of Polyacrylamide Gels” (1987).
Haggerty, Lorie, “The Affect of Molecular Weight on Diffusion in Polyacrylamide Gels” (1987).
Johnson, Christopher A., A Study in Biochemical Separations” (1987).
O’Sullivan, Sean P., “Rheology of Slurries:  A Modeling Theory and the Effects of Polymer Adsorption”  (1987).
Moening, Paul F., “An Investigation of Slip-Layer Characteristics of Highly Concentrated Emulsions by Streaming Potential – Streaming Current Techniques” (1986).
Rosedale, Jeffrey H., “Concentration Polarization Control in the Ultrafiltration of Polymer Solutions” (1986).
Lin, Richard J., “Transient Electric Birefringence Studies on Some Water-soluble Macromolecules:  A Look at Field-Free Relaxation Behavior” (1985).
Chiang, Justin N., “Production of Monodisperse Polymer Spheres” (1984).
Oyler, George A., “An Automated System for Foam Bubble Size Characterization” (1984).
Tsen, David W., “Automation of a Four-Bulb Capillary Viscometer and the Measurement of the Intrinsic Viscosities of Polyacrylamide” (1984).
Chetty, Arun, “Foam Flow Through Porous Media” (1983).
Larson, Karen A., “Separations of High Molecular Weight Water Soluble Polymers by Means of Hydrodynamic Chromatography” (1983).
Lee, Brian M., “Foam Flow Through a Porous Media” (1983).
Vrescak, Warren D., “Immiscible Displacement During Flow Through Porous Media” (1983).
Berggren, Mark A., “Streaming Potential and Emulsion Flow Through Thin Capillaries” (1982).
Clapp, Jr., Ray M., “Characteristics of Agitated Liquid-Liquid Dispersions in the Presence of Aqueous Polymer Solutions” (1982).
Fan, Perry A., “Foam Rheology” (1982).
Collins, Lance R., “Rheological Characterization of Foams” (1981).
Shaqfeh, Eric, “An Investigation of the Power Requirements for Newtonian and Viscoelastic Fluid Mixing” (1981).
Roat, Robert E., The Effect of Electrostatic Charging on the Breakup of Fluid Jets” (1980).
Misirliyan, Ared, “Ultrasonic Induced Bubble Agglomerations in Polymeric Liquids” (1979).