Alumni

David Nicholson Ph.D. 2020 Thesis: “Molecular Simulation Of Nucleation From Flowing Polymer Melts.”
Rachel Passos Ph.D. 2008, Thesis: A Novel Algorithm for Creating Density Dependent, Coarse-Grained Models for Simulation of Surfactant Systems.
Kedi Hu Undergraduate Student. Research topic: “Electrospun Fibers.”
Yi-Min Lin Ph.D. 2019. Thesis: “Performance and Mechanism of Emulsion Separation using Electrospun Fiber Membranes“.
Present position: Applied Materials, Sunnyvale, CA
Erik Allen Ph.D. 2008, Thesis: A Novel Algorithm for Creating Density Dependent, Coarse-Grained Models for Simulation of Surfactant Systems.
Present position: Green Point Energy, Cambridge, MA
Miguel Amat Post-Doctoral Associate. Molecular simulation of surface properties.
Present Position: Department of Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Sudhakar Balijepali Post-Doctoral Associate,
Present position: Dow Chemical Company, Midland MI
Mark Bathe  (www) Ph.D. 2004, Thesis: Inverse Monte Carlo simulation of biomolecular conformation and coarse-grained molecular modeling of chondroitin sulfate conformation, titration, and osmotic pressure
Present position: Associate Professor, Biological Engineering Department, MIT.
Frederick E. Bernardin Ph. D. 2007, Thesis: “Application of Semi-Grand Canonical Monte Carlo (SGMC) Methods to Describe Non-Equilibrium Polymer Systems”.
Present Position: Bolt Beranek and Newman Technologies, Cambridge, MA
Pradipto Bhattacharjee Post-Doctoral Associate. Fundamental studies on electrospinning of polymeric nanofibers.
Present position: RMIT University, Victoria, Australia
Indrani Bhattacharyya Post-Doctoral Associate. Electrospinning for Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals.
Present position: Corning, Inc, Painted Post, NY
Alexander Bourque Ph.D. 2017, Thesis: Discovery and Design of Additives for Novel Polymer Morphology and Performance.
Present position: NRC Post-doc, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
Alexander Brayton M.S.CEP 2016.
Present position: TechnipFMC, Houston, TX
Sezen Buell Ph.D. 2010, Thesis: Multiscale Modeling and Analysis of Nanofibers and Nonwoven Materials. (Program in Polymer Science and Technology).
Present position: Proctor and Gamble
Franco Capaldi  (www) Ph.D. 2005, Thesis: “Atomistic simulations of octacyclopentyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane polyethylene nanocomposites”.
Present Position: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
Jeffrey D. Carbeck Ph.D. 1996, Thesis: “Temperature-Dependent Structure and Properties of Crystalline Poly(vinylidene fluoride) from Molecular Simulation”.
Present position: MC10, Waltham, MA
Saptarshi Chattopadhyay Post-Doctoral Associate. Carbon Micro- and Nanofibers as Adsorbents in Filter Media.
Present position: CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals Inc., Woburn, Massachusetts
Liang Chen Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Next Generation of Electrospun Textiles for Chemical and Biological Protection and Air Filtration.
Present position: CB&I, Pasadena TX
Hansohl Cho Post-Doctoral Associate. Multi-scale Modeling of Thermoplastic Elastomers.
Present position: Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea.
Seonjin Choi Visting Scholar, Electrospinning of Inorganic Nanofibers. in Water Purification.
Present position: PhD Candidate, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea
Simon Choong Ph.D. 2014, Thesis: Application of Electrospun Fiber Membranes in Water Purification.
Present position: Gradiant Corp., Woburn, MA
Frederick L. Colhoun Ph.D 2000. Thesis: Relaxaion of Processing Induced Orientation in Polymer Melts.
Present position: Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN.
Neha Datta Visiting Scholar, Electrospun nonwovens for photochemical tissue bonding.
Predrag Djuranovic M.S. 2012. Thesis: Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Orientation-Induced Nucleation in Short Alkanes: Toward Molecular Modeling of Flow-Induced Crystallization in Polymer
Keith Forward PostDoctoral Associate. Electrospinning for Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals.
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Steven H. Foulger Ph.D. 1996, Thesis: “Molecular Simulation of Liquid Crystalline Polyesters”.
Present position: Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University.
Sergey V. Fridrikh Visiting Scientist. Research topic: Electrohydrodynamic Theory
Present Position: Nuance Communications, Burlington, MA
Sumit Gautam M.S. 2000. Thesis: The Role of Chain Tilt in Semi-Crystalline Polymer Interphases, Studied Through Molecular Simulation.
Present position: McKinsey and Co., CA
Anil Gopala M.S.CEP 1995,
Present position: Charles River Associates, Cambridge, MA.
Fei Guo Post-Doctoral Associate, Development of Novel Electrospun Fiber Membranes for Water Purification Applications
Sang Il Han Post-Doctoral Associate. Responsive Membranes for Gas Permeation.
Present position: Assistant Professor, Changwon National University, Korea.
Yoshihiro Hori Visiting Scholar. Molecular modelling of organic-inorganic materials for sub-10 nm self-assembly.
Present position: PhD candidate, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Markus Hütter  (email) Post-Doctoral Associate, 2004
Research Topic: Polymer Crystallization: Coupling of Solid and Liquid Phase
Present Position: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherland
Ahmed E. Ismail Ph.D. 2005, Thesis: “Multiresolution methods for materials modeling via coarse-graining”.
Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University
Ji-Soo Jang Visiting Scholar. Development of Stretchable & Conductive Electrospun Nanofibers for Stretchable Gas Sensors
Present position: Ph.D. Candidate, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Amrit Kalra Post-Doctoral Associate, 2004
Present position: Shell International B.V., Houston, TX.
Anjali A. Khare Post-Doctoral Associate.
Present position: Technology Strategy, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Jun Mo Kim Post-Doctoral Associate. Molecular Modeling of Semicrystalline Polymer: Plastic Deformation
Present position: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Min Jae Ko Post-Doctoral Associate, 2004
Present position: Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).
Vaibhaw Kumar Post-Doctoral Associate. Investigating the Effect of Branching on the Properties of Semicrystalline Polymer Using Molecular Simulations
Present position: Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC.
Vikram K. Kuppa Post-Doctoral Associate, 2008
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
Shahd Labib Graduate Student, 2017
Present position: Lam Reasearch, San Francisco, CA.
Daniel J. Lacks Post-Doctoral Associate.
Present position: Case Western Reserve University, Chemical Engineering Department, C. Benson Branch Professor.
Marc Lavine Post-Doctoral Associate. Present position: American Associate for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC., Associate Editor
Jason Lee Ph.D. 2013, Thesis: Novel Composite Proton Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications.
Present position: Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut
Jung Ah Lee Post-Doctoral Associate. Surface active multifunctional electrospun silicone nanofiber membranes.
Present position: General Electric Co.
Sanghun Lee Post-Doctoral Associate.
Present position: Samsung, Korea
Nikolaos Lempesis Post-Doctoral Associate. Multi-scale Theoretical Modeling of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes.
Present position: Senior Research Associate, ETH Zürich.
Yong Li Graduate student, Technology and Policy Program. Present position: MIT TPP.
Ming-Yuan Liao Post-Doctoral Associate.
Present position: Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Biomedicine and Biomedical Technology, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan.
Joe Lowery Ph.D. 2010, Thesis: Characterization and Modification of Porosity in Electrospun Polymeric Materials for Tissue Engineering Applications.
Present position: DuPont Advanced Fibers, Richmond, VA
Minglin Ma  (www) Ph.D. 2008
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Ateeque Malani Post-Doctoral Associate. Molecular Modeling of Three-Phase Contact.
Present position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
Oleg Manevitch Post-Doctoral Associate. Research Topic: Molecular simulation of polymer nanocomposites.
Present position: Russian Academy of Sciences.
Matthew Mannarino Ph.D. 2013 Thesis: Characterization and modification of Electrospun Fiber Mats for Use in Composite Proton Exchange Membranes
Present position: NeoGraft Technologies, Taunton, MA.
Xianwen Mao Post-Doctoral Associate. Electrochemical Control of Redox-Responsive Gels for Organics-Water Separation.
Present position: Post-Doctoral Associate, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Shawn W. Mowry Ph.D. 2002 Thesis: Atomistic simulation of the alpha_c relaxation in semicrystalline polyethylene. Present position: ExxonMobil, Baton Rouge, LA.
Paola B. Nasser M.Eng. 2002 Thesis: Remote Microscope for Polymer Crystallization WebLab. Present position:
Peter H. Nelson Ph.D. 1998 Thesis: “Simulation of Self-Assembled Polymer and Surfactant Systems”.
Present position: Professor, Department of Physics, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
David C. Oda Ph.D., 1998, Thesis: “Determination of Orientation in Aromatic Polyesters”.
Present position: OSI Software, Inc., San Leandro, CA
Chia-Ling Pai Ph.D. 2011, Thesis: Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Electrospun Polymeric Fibers and Their Nonwoven Fabrics.
Present position: Applied Materials, CA
Jay Park Post-Doctoral Associate, 2017. Present Position: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Department of Plastics Engineering, Lowell, MA.
Derik A. Pridmore M.S. 2005, Thesis: Online polymer crystallization experiment”
Present Position: McKinsey, New York, NY
Sakul Ratanalert Ph.D. 2018, Thesis: Sequence Design Principles for 3D Wireframe DNA Origami. Present Position: Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Wei-Ning Shen Visiting Scholar. Present position: University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Chemical Engineering, graduate student.
Y. Michael Shin Ph.D. 2000. Thesis: “Formation of polymer nanofibers from electrified fluid jets”
Present position: Orteq Bioengineering, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Maryanne Spiers Visiting Scholar. The Development of Electrospun Conductive Polymers for Gas Sensing Applications
Present position: Graduate Student, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
Daniel Talavera M.Eng. 2003 Thesis: “On-Line Laboratory for Remote Polymer Crystallization Experiments Using Optical Microscopy”.
Wenda Tian Ph.D. 2018, Thesis: Nanostructured Electroactive Polymeric Composites for Energy Storage and Separation Applications.
Present position: McKinsey and Company, San Francisco, CA.
Kirill Titievsky Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Physical Interpretation of Coarse-Grained Bead-Spring Models of Complex Fluids.
Present position: Department of Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Pieter in ‘t Veld Post-Doctoral Associate. Research Topic: Molecular simulation of polymer interphases.
Present Position: BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Numan Waheed Ph.D. 2005, Thesis: “Molecular simulation of crystal growth in alkane and polyethylene melts”.
Present Position: Bain and Co., Atlanta, GA.
Mao Wang Post-Doctoral Associate, 2005
Research Topic: Electrospinning
Present position: Chicago Kent School of Law, Chicago, IL
John L. Wilhelmi M.S. 1996, Thesis: “Study of the Structure and Properties of the Polymer Crystalline Surface”
Present position: Eastern Research Group, Lexington, MA.
Ying Yang Post-Doctoral Associate. Functional responsive nanofiber membranes for environmental, chemical and biological processing.
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Peng Yi Ph. D. 2011, Thesis: “Molecular Simulation of Homogeneous Nucleation in n-Alkane Melts.
Present Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, MD
Jian H. Yu Ph. D. 2007, Thesis: “Electrospinning of Polymeric Nanofiber Materials: Process Characterization and Unique Applications”.
Present Position: United States Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Yuxi Zhang Ph. D. 2013, Thesis: Electrospun Fibers with Tunable Electrical Conductivity.
Present Position: Dow Chemical Co., Freeport, TX.
Shuze Zhu Post-Doctoral Associate. Multi-scale Theoretical Modeling of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes.
Present Position: Post-Doctoral Associate, Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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