Alumni Members

PhD

  Dr. Jifang Cheng | Graduated 2014

Thesis: Self-Assembled Templates and Field-Flow Fractionation for Controlling and Organizing the Sizes of Nanomaterials

 

Dr. Nathan Crawford | Graduated 2013

Thesis: Shear Thickening and Defect Formation in Chemical Mechanical Polishing Slurries
Currently at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 

Dr. J. Ray Runyon | Graduated 2009

Thesis: Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation of Polymers with High Molecular Weight and Complex Architectures
Currently at University of Lund, Sweden and SOLVE Research and Consultancy

 

Dr. Hookeun Lee | Graduated 1998 - University of Utah

Thesis: Thesis: Development of on-line concentration methods in flow field-flow fractionation
Currently at Gachon University of Medicine and Science, South Korea

 

Masters:

 

Mr. Jacob Bell | Graduated 2014

Thesis: Surface Functionalization of Silicon Quantum Dots for Energy Sustainable Applications
Currently at Tiorco, LLC

 

Mr. Justin Engle | Graduated 2008

Thesis: Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry of Low Molecular Weight Polymers Using Metal Substrates
Roche Diagnostics; currently founding owner of Town in City Brewing Company, Houston

 

Mr. Rebekah Hartmann | Graduated 2002

Thesis: Studying Sample-Membrane Interactions Using Flow Field-Flow Fractionation
US Army

 

Postdoctoral Fellows:

 

Dr. J. Ray Runyon | 2009-2011

Project: FFF and single particle counting for analyzing CMP slurries.
Currently at University of Lund, Sweden

 

Dr. Claudia Lohmann | 2007-2008

Project: Thermal FFF separations of polymers.
Currently at Cytec Industries

 

Dr. Dean Lee | 2004-2007

Project: Chromatographic and FFF separations of polymers. 
Currently at Dow Chemical

 

Dr. Leonardo Cinque | 2007-2008

Project: FFF and single particle counting for analyzing CMP slurries

 

Dr. Ilyong Park | 2006-2007

Project: FFF and single particle counting for analyzing CMP slurries.
Currently at Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resource

 

Dr. Galina Kassalainen | 2001-2003

Project: Coupling FFF and MALDI TOF mass spectrometry

 

Dr. Hookeun Lee | 1999-2001

Project: Nonviral vectors for gene therapy
Currently at Gachon University of Medicine and Science, South Korea

 

Recent Undergraduate Researchers:

 

Catherine Jimenez, B.S. | 2014

Project (2012-2014): Purification of Pyrenebutanol-Capped Silicon Quantum Dots Using Asymmetric Flow Field-Flow Fractionation

 

Jeffrey Jones, B.S. | 2014

Project (2012-2014): Determine contribution of solvent thermophoresis to measured polymer thermal diffusion coefficients and Protein Aggregation Kinetics
Currently at Sherwin Williams

 

Seamus McMullen, B.S. | 2013

Project (2011-2013): Determine contribution of solvent thermophoresis to measured polymer thermal diffusion coefficients and Protein Aggregation Kinetics
Currently at US Army Chem Corp

 

Daniel Gradisar, B.S. | 2013

Project (2011-2013): Simulations of polymer thermal diffusion in different channel designs

 

Nychelle Bowles, B.S. | 2012

Project (2010-2012): The role of nanoparticles separations in life cycle performance measurements

 

Adam Goering, B.S. | Chemical Engineering 2011

Projects (2009-2011): Preparation of Narrow Dispersity Gold Nanorods Using Asymmetrical Field-Flow Fractionation and Investigation of Size versus Surface Plasmon Absorbance & An all Optical Method for Lab-on-a-Chip Temperature Measurements
Currently at Mitosciences

 

Recent Summer REU Students:

 

Anastasia Sledgianowski | 2014

Project: Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) Brushes to Reduce Membrane Fouling in Field-Flow Fractionation

 

Curtis Martin | 2013

Project: Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Brushes on Cellulose Membranes for Reduction of Protein Fouling on Membranes used in Flow Field-Flow Fractionation
Currently at Purdue University, PhD Chemical Engineering

 

Blaire Sorensen | 2011

Project (2013): NMR Analysis of Passivated Silicon Quantum Dots

 

Cameron Frisby | 2009

Project: Developing Higher Resolution Field-Flow Fractionation Techniques
KAUST, graduate program Mechanical Engineering