Postdoctoral Fellows

Yurun Miao

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  • (B. Sc.) Nanjing University (China), Chemistry
  • (Ph. D.) University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Chemistry
  • Fun fact: I played orienteering in school and still like to read maps in my spare time.

Benjamin P. Le Monnier

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  • (B. Sc. & M. Sc.) Pierre and Marie Curie University, Material Science
  • (Ph. D.) École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Quote of the day: “We are the chemist who say 58Ni !”

Zhe (David) Yuan

  • (B. Sc.) Tsinghua University, Chemical Engineering
  • (Ph. D.) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering
  • Fun fact: I was born exactly 10,000 days after my mother was born.

Dinesh Mullangi

  • (B. Sc.) Chemistry, Physics, and Mathamatics, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur. India
  • (M. Sc.) Chemistry, Pondicherry University, Puducherry. India
  • (Ph. D.) Advisor: Prof. Ramanathan. Vaidhyanathan  IISER-Pune, India
  • Fun fact: I am uncertain about my actual date of birth, so I have adopted my elder brother’s date of birth, and I have been celebrating it since my schooling days.

Zihao Rei Gao

  • (B. Sc.) Nanjing University
  • (Ph. D.) Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM), CSIC, Spain

PhD Graduate Students

Danyu Wang

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  • (B.S.) Zhejiang University, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
  • A little about me: I am a huge fan of Taylor Swift since 2009 and I recently saw her in her Eras tour!

Peter Corkery

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  • (B.Sc.) University of Minnesota, Chemistry, (B.Eng.) Chmical Engineering
  • A little about me: My morning routine starts with a daily wordle.

Andrea Kraetz

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  • (BSE) Arizona State University, Chemical Engineering, Minor in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Fun Fact: I name all my pets after types of squash. So far I have Zucchini and Butternut.

Kayley Waltz

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  • (BS) Penn State University, Chemical Engineering
  • A little about me: I love to play board games and read books at home with my two cats, Hopper and Mab.

Hadas R. Elazar-Mittelman

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  • Co-advised by Professor Jonah Erlebacher.
  • (B.S.) University of Maryland, College Park, Materials Science and Engineering,
  • (M.S.E) Johns Hopkins University, Materials Science and Engineering,
  • Fun Fact: I’ve been to 42 States out of 50. Getting there.

Nayeon Kang

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  • Co-advised by Professor Brandon Bukowski
  • (BEng) University of Edinburgh, Chemical Engineering
  • (MSc) Friedriech-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Quote of the day: “Yummm I love baking – bread, muffins, croissants, and zeolite”

Master Students

Xiujie (Jay) Weng

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  • (B.S.) Guangdong Technion, Chemical Engineering
  • My hobby is photography.