AnnaLab Alumni

Former Ph.D. Students

Nicolas Alvarez, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2011

An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Surfactant Dynamics at Microscale Interfaces
Co-Advisor: Lynn Walker
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Advisor: Professor Ole Hassager

Sourav Chatterjee, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2011

Statics and Dynamics of Microscale Defects in Liquid Crystals
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, U. Pittsburgh, Department of Chemical Engineering, Advisor: Sachin Velankar

Wingki Lee, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2010

Controlling Tipstreaming in Flow Focusing Devices
Co-Advisor: Lynn Walker
Current Position: Research Engineer, Schlumberger Research, Houston, TX

Gordon Christopher, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Droplet Breakup and Coalescence Dynamics in Microfluidic Devices
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University

Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2007

Confinement and Flow of Microscopic Defects in Layered Liquids
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University

Former M.S. Students

Chaitanya Kavuri, Multi-Assay Biosensor in a Single Drop, Co-Advisor: Steve Garoff, 2012.

Yang Guo, Oil-Water Dynamic Surface Tension in a Microtensiometer, Co-Advisor: Lynn Walker, 2012.

Ruta Kulkarni, Mechanical Engineering & ETIM, Fall 2011.

Samuel Powers, Mechanical Engineering, 2010 – 2011.  Current Position: Research Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories

Pilgyu Kang, Mechanical Engineering, 2008 – 2009.  Current Position: Ph.D. student, Cornell University (PI: David Erickson).

Maria Poon, Mechanical Engineering, 2007.

Nadia Noharrudin, Mechanical Engineering, 2006. Current Position: R&D Engineer, Alcon Laboratories.

Fabian Brugger, Mechanical Engineering, 2005 – 2006.

Hans Mayer, Mechanical Engineering, 2004 – 2005. Current Position: Ph.D. student, UC Santa Barbara (PI: Rouslan Krechetnikov).

Jeffrey Smouse, Mechanical Engineering, 2004.

Aaron Greiner, Chemical Engineering, 2003 – 2004. Thesis: Microfluidic Synthesis of Elastic Droplets. Current Position:  Process R&D Engineer, Dow Corning.

Former Postdoctoral Researchers

Jorge Jiminez (Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering)  2007 – 2008, Co-advised with Y. Rabin. Current Position: Research Engineer in Health Care R&D Group, Praxair, Buffalo, NY.

Paul Tortora (Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering)  2006 – 2008.

Former Undergraduate Students

Jyo Lyn Hor (Chem. Eng.), Crystallization in Microscale Droplet Reactors, CIT Honors Project, Class of 2013

Sarah McCormick (Chem. Eng.), Encapsulation of Living Organisms in Microfluidic Droplets, Class of 2013

Michael Pavilonis (Chem. Eng., Univ. California – Berkeley), Adsorption of Nanoparticles at Interfaces in Microfluidic Channels, Class of 2014

Coilin Richards (Chemistry), Multiplexed Assays in a Sessile Drop Based Biosensor, Co-Advisor: S. Garoff, Class of 2013

Richa Khosla, Chemical Engineering, Class of 2013

Edward Smongeski, Chemical Engineering, Class of 2013

Svetlana Romanova, Physics, Class of 2012. Jointly advised with S. Garoff.

Christopher Crawford, Mechanical Engineering, Cal State Univ. Northridge, Class of 2013. Jointly advised with L. Walker.

Jonathan Michel, Physics, Class of 2012. Jointly advised with A. Evilevitch.

Andrew Kojzar, Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Class of 2011. Jointly advised with S. Garoff.

Mathew Swisher, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2012. Jointly advised with L. Walker.

Benjamin Ellison, Physics, Class of 2011

Douglas Vogus, Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University, Class of 2012. Jointly advised with J. Schneider.

Justin Yi, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2010

Charbel Eid, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2010

Katharina Schrank, Chemical Engineering, Aachen exchange student, Spring 2009. Jointly advised with L. Walker.

Eric Blood, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2010

Lauren Walch, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2010

Nicholas Lamp, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2010

Nicholas Grossos, Chemical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, Class of 2010. Jointly advised with L. Walker.

Shaun Swanson, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2010

Sarah Pace, Macromolecular Science, Class of 2009, Case Western University

Ramya Ramesh, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2009

Timothy Cheung, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2008

Justin Feig, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2007. Jointly advised with Y. Rabin.

Christine Appleby, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2008

Joel Bergstein, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2008

Christina Nguyen, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2006

Raphael Rogman, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2007. Jointly advised with O.B. Ozdoganlar.

Nadia Noharuddin, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2006

Erick Johnson, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2006

Nicholas End, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2006

Benjamin Mullican, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2006. Jointly advised with Luis Rojas.

Joshua Taylor, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2006

Juan Kopp, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2005

Aaron Vanderbeek, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2006

Zhexian Liang, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2004

Lynn Daniels, Physics, Class of 2004