Maginn Group, summer 2021. Left to right: Ning Wang, Yong Zhang, Ed Maginn, Ryan DeFever, Andy Wang, Fernando Carmona, Bridgette Befort, Derrick Poe, Haimeng Wang, and Ryan Smith.

Previous Group Photos

November, 2020

December, 2019

April 2019

Summer 2018         Summer 2018 v2  

Winter 2017   Spring 2013

Commencement 2013    Fall 2010

Principal Investigator

Edward Maginn
Keough-Hesburgh Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Research Professors, Postdocs and Staff Scientists
Assistant Research Professor
Dr. Yong Zhang
PhD Chemistry, Boston University
Postdoctoral Associate
Dr. Andy Wang, PhD
Chemical Engineering
Illinois Instutute of Technology
Staff Scientist
Dr. Eliseo Marin Rimoldi
PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
PhD Students
Haimeng Wang
B.S. Chemical Engineering Central South University; M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California
Derrick Poe
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Bridgette Befort
B.S. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Kansas
Ryan Smith, B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Houston
Ning Wang
B.S. Polymer Materials and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Dinis Abranches
BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Fernando Carmona
B.S. Chemical Engineering
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Undergraduate Students

Alumni and current position

Ryan DeFever, postdoc 2019-2021; Phillips66

Garrett Tow, PhD 2021; Army Research Lab

Juliane Fiates, 2019, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Campinas, Brazil

Michael Humbert, PhD 2019; Best Buy

Yushan Zhang, PhD 2019; McKinsey and Company

Ken Newcomb, PhD 2019: University of South Florida

Jacob Gerace, MS 2019.

Matthew Howenstein, BS 2018; BrandMuscle

Sheridan Foy, BS 2018, Epic

Dr. Jingqui Wang, visiting professor, 2018: Nanjing University, China.

Ryan Mullen, postdoc, 2016-2018: Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Quintin Sheridan, PhD 2017: Institutional Cash Distributors

Brian Yoo, PhD 2017: Fero Labs.

Eliseo Marin-Rimoldi, PhD 2017: University of Notre Dame

Andreas Bröhl, visiting Fulbright student, 2015: Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Samir Budhathoki, PhD 2015: National Energy Technology Lab.

Surya Prakash Tiwari, PhD 2015: National Energy Technology Lab.

Akihiro Otani, visiting PhD student, 2014-2015: Kobe University, Japan.

Daniele Kerlé, postdoc, 2013-2015: University of Dortmund, Germany.

Chris Dearolf, BS 2015: process engineer, Hospira, Clayton, NC.

Andrea Reveco, visiting PhD student, 2014: Pontifical University of Chile.

Katie Maerzke, postdoc, 2012-2014: staff scientist, Los Alamos National Lab.

Sandip Khan, postdoc, 2012-2014: professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna.

Ramesh Singh, postdoc, 2012-2014: University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown.

Akash Sharma, PhD, 2011-2013: deceased. PhD awarded posthumously, 2015.

Hao Wu, PhD 2013: Solidenergy Systems

Amir Vahid, postdoc 2013: postdoc, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University

Andrew Paluch, PhD 2013: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering, Miami University

Marcos Perez-Blanco, PhD 2013: Ingersoll-Rand

Dave Smith, BS 2013: graduate student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

Dan Cryan, BS 2012: analyst, Accenture

Cameron Vitter, BS 2011: BlackBrush Oil and Gas, LP

Vladimer Pomogaev, postdoc 2011-2012: Associate Professor, Tomsk State University

Neeraj Rai, postdoc 2009-2012: Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

Hongjun Liu, postdoc 2009-2012: postdoc, Oak Ridge National Lab

Pavi Tiruppathi, MS 2011: Syntellect, Chicago, IL

Craig Powers, PhD 2011: software developer, Aspen Technology

Craig Tenney, postdoc 2008-2011: staff scientist, Sandia National Lab

Tom Rosch, postdoc 2008-2010: staff scientist, National Institue of Standards and Technology

Bryce Chung, BS 2010: Neuroscientist and business strategist

Sai Jayaraman, PhD 2009: researcher, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Wei Shi, postdoc 2005-2008: staff scientist, National Energy Technology Lab

Keith Gutowski, postdoc 2006-2008: researcher, BASF

Manish Kelkar, PhD 2008: researcher, AbbVie

Brian Novak, PhD 2008: postdoc Louisiana State University

Nate Stober, BS 2007: financial analyst, 3M

David Tagler, BS 2007: Booz Allen Hamilton

David Couling, BS 2006: staff researcher, Dow Chemical

Haizhong Zhang, postdoc, 2003-2006: technical staff, Fisher-Klosterman

Cesar Cadena, PhD 2006: Technologist

David Eike, PhD 2006: researcher, Procter and Gamble

Jim Larentzos, PhD 2006: researcher, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Mary Ann Jentz, BS 2005: MBA student, Emory University

Tim  Morrow, PhD 2005: Subsurface Engineering Specialist, ExxonMobil

Jacob Crosthwaite, PhD 2005: Sr. Research Engineer, Dow Chemical Company 

Jindal Shah, PhD 2004: Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University

Jennifer Anthony, PhD 2004: Associate Professor, Kansas State University

C. J. O’Keeffe, BS 2004: Staff Scientist, Arete Associates

Gaurav Arya, PhD 2003: Associate Professor, Duke University

Robert Landis, MS 2002: Y-12 National Security Complex

Qing Dai, postdoc 2001: Monash University

Robert Nooney, postdoc 1999-2001: Dublin City University

Michael Macedonia, PhD 2000: President and CEO, Veracity Forecasting and Analysis

Loukas Kioupis, PhD 2000:  General State Chemical Laboratories of Greece

Darrin Moore, MS 2000: Site Technology Leader, Dupont Nutrition and Health

Jing Chen, MS 2000;  BioSpace

Yiannis Kaznessis; PhD 1999  Founder and CEO, General Probiotics, Inc.

Jim Kelly, BS 1999;  Washington University Medical School

Vince Keating, BS 1999;  Indiana University Medical School

Renee Sehee, BS 1998; Bristol-Myers Squibb

Matt Macura, BS 1997; Procter and Gamble

Ron Runnebaum, BS, 1996: Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis