Current Doctoral Program Students


Displayed on this page are the students currently pursuing the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering PhD degree. Students are listed with their research projects (where determined) and faculty advisors. Use the filter to highlight students in a particular academic department.
 

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  • Rational design of catalytic polymeric membranes for treating nitrate in drinking water

    Student:
    Angela Abarca-Perez, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Kyle Doudrick, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    • William Phillip, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Second-year Student

    Student:
    Faraj Al-Badani, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Nosang Myung, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Probing Np(V) coordination via the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks

    Student:
    Grace Arntz, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Peter Burns, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    • Allen Oliver, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Three-dimensional chalcogenide materials for next generation electronic devices

    Student:
    Sara Bey, Physics and Astronomy

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Badih Assaf, Physics and Astronomy
    • Chris Hinkle, Electrical Engineering

  • Second-year Student

    Student:
    Alice Burchett, Bioengineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Meenal Datta, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Second-year Student

    Student:
    Zhongyu Cheng, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • David Go, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • First-year student

    Student:
    Ethan Chu, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Stanislav Gordeyev

  • Engineering All-Solid Metal-Sulfur Batteries

    Student:
    Piyush Deshpande, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Jennifer Schaefer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Casey O'Brien, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • High-throughput combinatorial printing for materials integration and scalable manufacturing of perovskite solar cells

    Student:
    Yang Ding, Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Ken Kuno, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Prashant Kamat, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Yanliang Zhang, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Efficient upconversion and superfluorescence in cesium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals

    Student:
    Sushrut Ghonge, Physics and Astronomy

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Boldizsar Janko, Physics and Astronomy
    • Ken Kuno, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Origin of phase segregation in all-organic mixed halide perovskite nanocrystals

    Student:
    Irina Gushchina, Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Ken Kuno, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Alexander Mukasyan, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

  • First-year student

    Student:
    Logan Hennes, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:

  • Second-year Student

    Student:
    Kristyna Hyblova, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Matt Rosenberger, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Second-year Student

    Student:
    Yinke Jiang, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Ed Maginn, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Tunable ionic organic networks fabricated by molecular layer-by-layer

    Student:
    Jizhou Jiang, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Jennifer Schaefer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Haifeng Gao, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Dispersing perovskite quantum dots in water: Enhancing stability by encapsulation in nanoparticles

    Student:
    Xiuyu Jin, Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Haifeng Gao, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Na Wei, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Using infrared photothermal heterodyne imaging to characterize micro- and nano-plastics in complex environmental matrices

    Student:
    Kirill Kniazev, Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Ken Kuno, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Kyle Doudrick, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

  • Second-year student

    Student:
    Justin Krantz, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Ed Kinzel, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Probing infrared plasmons at the nanoscale in the electron microscope

    Student:
    Vishal Kumar, Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Jon Camden, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Svetlana Neretina, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Oxide-directed horizontal nanowires

    Student:
    Zachary Lawson, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Svetlana Neretina, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    • Alan Seabaugh, Electrical Engineering

  • Methacrylate modified nanoparticles for imaging photopolymerized hydrogels and scaffolds

    Student:
    Lan Li, Bioengineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Ryan Roeder, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Bioengineering
    • Vahid Serpooshan, Georgia Tech

  • Second-year Student

    Student:
    Orlando Mendible Barreto, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Yamil Colón, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Second-year student

    Student:
    Tye Milazzo, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Tengfei Luo, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Investigating oxidation prevention for copper nanoparticles during the plasma-liquid interface (PLI) synthesis process

    Student:
    Benjamin Ogueri, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • David Go, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    • David Bartels, Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory

  • A.I. for Predictive Modeling of Therapeutically Useful Biomimetic Nanostructures Followed by Scalable Synthesis of Predicted Nanostructures Using Modular Assembly Approach

    Student:
    Johanna Olesk, Bioengineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Nosang Myung, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Prakash Nallathamby, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    • Jian-Xun Wang, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • First-year student

    Student:
    Alexander Padilla, Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Faculty Advisors:

  • Intelligent Light Tunable Nano-enabled Electronic-Nose for Breath Analyzer

    Student:
    Suporna Paul, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Nosang Myung, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Jennifer Schaefer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Dynamic Hydrogels for Controlling Lymphatic Differentiation and Morphogenesis

    Student:
    Sanjoy Saha, Bioengineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Bioengineering
    • Matt Webber, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • First-year student

    Student:
    Connor Schmidt, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:

  • Molecular Spatial Control Over 1D Chalcogen Polymers

    Student:
    Muhammad Sohail, Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Emily Tsui, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • First-year student

    Student:
    Runze Tang, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Svetlana Neretina

  • Second-year Student

    Student:
    Vadim Trepalin, Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Ken Kuno, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Photoactive surfaces reliant on nanostructure asymmetry, chirality, and plasmonic hot spots

    Student:
    Walker Tuff, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Svetlana Neretina, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    • Jon Camden, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • First-year student

    Student:
    Sandra Weber, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:

  • First-year student

    Student:
    Hezekiah Williams, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Tengfei Luo, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Development of Nanoengineered Sensing Materials for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Monitoring

    Student:
    Bingxin Yang, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Nosang Myung, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Yanliang Zhang, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Second-year Student

    Student:
    Yucheng Yang, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Matt Rosenberger, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Role of mineral particle size on the sorption behavior and redox chemistry of plutonium

    Student:
    Frances Zengotita, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Amy Hixon, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    • Kyle Doudrick, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

  • Materials informatics of liquidous materials for water desalination applications

    Student:
    Hanfeng Zhang, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Faculty Advisors:
    • Tengfei Luo, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    • Ed Maginn, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Brandon Ashfeld, Chemistry and Biochemistry