PEOPLE

KATHLEEN J. STEBE
KATHLEEN J. STEBE

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:
KATHLEEN J. STEBE
Deputy Dean for Research
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Richer and Elizabeth Goodwin Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

EMAIL: kstebe@seas.upenn.edu
Telephone: 1-215-898-4515
Fax: 1-215-573-2093

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Mehdi Molaei
Mehdi Molaei

Mehdi Molaei
Postdoctoral Fellow co-advised by Prof. John Crocker
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Texas Tech University
M.S. (Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics), University of Minnesota
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

EMAIL: mmolaei@seas.upenn.edu

Giuseppe Boniello
Giuseppe Boniello

Giuseppe Boniello
Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD (Physics), University of Montpellier, France
Master's Degree (Nuclear Engineering), Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Bachelor's Degree (Physical Engineering), Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

EMAIL: gboni@seas.upenn.edu

Nicholas Chisholm
Nicholas Chisholm

Nicholas Chisholm
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. (Chemical Engineering), University of Rochester

EMAIL: lngchis@seas.upenn.edu

Sambeeta Das
Sambeeta Das

Sambeeta Das
Postdoctoral Fellow co-advised by Prof. Vijay Kumar
Ph.D. (Chemistry), Pennsylvania State University
MSc. (Chemical Research), University of London

EMAIL: sambeeta@seas.upenn.edu

Yang Lan
Yang Lan

Yang Lan
Postdoctoral Fellow co-advised by Prof. Daeyeon Lee
Ph.D. (Chemistry), University of Cambridge, UK
MSc. (Chemistry), Nankai University, China
B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering), Tianjin University, China

EMAIL: ylan633@gmail.com

Xu Zhang
Xu Zhang

Xu Zhang
Postdoctoral Fellow co-advised by Prof. Daeyeon Lee and Prof. Shu Yang
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), North Carolina State University
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), North Carolina State University
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Science and Technology of China

EMAIL: zhangxu1@seas.upenn.edu

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Caroline Cameron
Caroline Cameron

Caroline Cameron
Ph.D. Student (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
B.S. (Chemical Engineering), Rochester Institute of Technology

EMAIL: cvcam@seas.upenn.edu

Wilfredo Méndez Ortiz
Wilfredo Méndez Ortiz

Wilfredo Méndez Ortiz
Ph.D. Candidate (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
B.S. (Chemical Engineering), University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez
B.S. (Industrial Biotechnology), University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez

EMAIL: wmendez@seas.upenn.edu

Tianyi Yao
Tianyi Yao

Tianyi Yao
Ph.D. Candidate (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
M.S.E. (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), University of Pennsylvania
B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering), Dalian University of Technology

EMAIL: yaotian@seas.upenn.edu

Renjing Huang
Renjing Huang

Renjing Huang
Ph.D. Candidate (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

EMAIL: hrenjing@seas.upenn.edu

Alismari Read
Alismari Read

Alismari Read
Ph.D. Candidate (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
B.S. (Chemical Engineering), The City College of New York

EMAIL: aread@seas.upenn.edu

Giuseppe Di Vitantonio
Giuseppe Di Vitantonio

Giuseppe Di Vitantonio
MS(Chemical Engineering), University of Pisa, Italy
BS (Chemical Engineering), University of Pisa, Italy

EMAIL: giusd@seas.upenn.edu

Yimin Luo
Yimin Luo

Yimin Luo
Ph.D. Candidate (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
B.S. (Chemical Engineering), Rice University

EMAIL: yiminluo@seas.upenn.edu

Neha Manohar
Neha Manohar

Neha Manohar
Ph.D. Candidate (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
B.S. (Chemical Engineering), University of Massachusetts Lowell

EMAIL: nmanohar@seas.upenn.edu

Jiayi Deng
Jiayi Deng

Jiayi Deng
Ph.D. Candidate (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
M.S.E. (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), University of Pennsylvania
B.Eng (Chemical Engineering), Dalian University of Technology, China

EMAIL: denjiayi@seas.upenn.edu

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Martin F. Haase
Martin F. Haase

Martin F. Haase
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Rowan University
Postdoctoral Fellow co-advised by Prof. Randall Kamien and Prof. Daeyeon Lee
Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), Max Planck Institute of Colloids and
Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
Dipl. Ing. (Chemical Engineering), Beuth Hochschule Berlin, Germany
personal webpage

EMAIL: mhaase@seas.upenn.edu

Francesca Serra
Francesca Serra

Francesca Serra
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
Postdoctoral fellow co-advised by Prof. Randall Kamien and Prof. Shu Yang
PhD (Physics), University of Cambridge, UK
Master's degree (Biophysics), University of Parma, Italy
Bachelor degree (Physics), University of Parma, Italy
personal webpage

EMAIL: fraserra@sas.upenn.edu

Lisa Tran
Lisa Tran

Lisa Tran
Assistant Professor of Physics, Bryn Mawr College
Simons Junior Fellow, Columbia University
PhD Student co-advised by Prof. Randall Kamien
Ph.D. (Physics), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor's Degree (Physics and Philosophy), New York University, New York, NY
personal webpage

EMAIL: ltran@sas.upenn.edu

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ALUMNI

Chandler Dorris
Chandler Dorris

Chandler Dorris
Intellectual Property Intern
Dickinson Wright
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandler-dorris-8388b35b/

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER ALUMNI

Dr. Laura C. Bradley
Dr. Laura C. Bradley

Dr. Laura C. Bradley
Title: Assistant Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
https://www.pse.umass.edu/faculty/researchgroup/bradley

Dr. Tagbo H. R. Niepa
Dr. Tagbo H. R. Niepa

Dr. Tagbo H. R. Niepa
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburg
http://www.microbiointerface.pitt.edu/niepa_lab/

Dr. Francesca Serra
Dr. Francesca Serra

Dr. Francesca Serra
Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Johns Hopkins University
http://sites.krieger.jhu.edu/serra-group/

Dr. Martin F. Haase
Dr. Martin F. Haase

Dr. Martin F. Haase
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Rowan University
https://www.martinhaase.com/index.html

Dr. Nima Sharifi-Mood
Dr. Nima Sharifi-Mood

Dr. Nima Sharifi-Mood
Software Engineer
Siemens PLS Software
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nima-sharifi-mood-41b4a861/

Dr. Yashodara P. Pawar
Dr. Yashodara P. Pawar

Dr. Yashodara P. Pawar
Unilever

Dr. Jinnan Chen
Dr. Jinnan Chen

Dr. Jinnan Chen
Retired Professor, Chemical Engineering and Environment
Beijing Institute of Technology
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jinnan-chen-7310305b/

Dr. Nivedita R. Gupta
Dr. Nivedita R. Gupta

Dr. Nivedita R. Gupta
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
University of New Hampshire
https://ceps.unh.edu/faculty/gupta

Dr. Karen Kennedy Ellison
Dr. Karen Kennedy Ellison

Dr. Karen Kennedy Ellison
Innovation Project Leader
Eastman Chemical Company
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennedykarenphd/

Dr. Fengqui Fan
Dr. Fengqui Fan

Dr. Fengqui Fan
Application Development Specialist
Tate & Lyle
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fengqiufan/

Dr. Ram Hanumanthu
Dr. Ram Hanumanthu

Dr. Ram Hanumanthu
Director, Process Development & Integration
Digilens Inc.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramhanumanthu/

Dr. M. Elias Biswas
Dr. M. Elias Biswas

Dr. M. Elias Biswas
Senior Technical Services Engineer
Merichem Company
https://www.linkedin.com/in/m-elias-biswas-15838788/

Dr. Vidya Venkataramani
Dr. Vidya Venkataramani

Dr. Vidya Venkataramani
Manager, Lead Engineer
GE Aviation

Dr. Myung Han Lee
Dr. Myung Han Lee

Dr. Myung Han Lee
Senior Engineer
LG Chemicals

Dr. Lorenzo Botto
Dr. Lorenzo Botto

Dr. Lorenzo Botto
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Fluid Mechanics
Queen Mary University of London
https://bottogroup.wordpress.com/

Dr. Valeria Garbin
Dr. Valeria Garbin

Dr. Valeria Garbin
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Chemical Engineering
Imperial College London
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/v.garbin

Dr. Mohamed A. Gharbi
Dr. Mohamed A. Gharbi

Dr. Mohamed A. Gharbi
Associate Professor, Physics
University of Massachusetts Boston
https://www.gharbilab.com/

Dr. Rohini Gupta
Dr. Rohini Gupta

Dr. Rohini Gupta
Scientist
BASF Corporation
https://www.linkedin.com/in/guptarohini/

PHD STUDENT ALUMNI

Dr. Nathan D. Bade
Dr. Nathan D. Bade

Dr. Nathan D. Bade
Engineer
Inscripta, Inc.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanbade/

Dr. Sarah D. Hann
Dr. Sarah D. Hann

Dr. Sarah D. Hann
Senior Engineer
The Dow Chemical Company
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-hann-282aa058/

Dr. Iris B. Liu
Dr. Iris B. Liu

Dr. Iris B. Liu
Postdoctoral Associate, Advanced Surface Cleaning
Proctor & Gamble
https://www.linkedin.com/in/iris-bi-liu/

Dr. Liana Vaccari
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Dr. Liana Vaccari
Senior Program Specialisy
Consortium for Ocean LEadership
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lianavaccari/

Dr. Ningwei Li
Dr. Ningwei Li

Dr. Ningwei Li
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Massachusetts Amherst
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ningweili3105

Dr. Lu Yao
Dr. Lu Yao

Dr. Lu Yao
Junior Associate
McKinsey & Company
https://www.linkedin.com/in/yaoluwuhan/

Dr. Marcello Cavallaro
Dr. Marcello Cavallaro

Dr. Marcello Cavallaro
Associate
W. L. Gore & Associates
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcellocavallaro/

Dr. Eric P. Lewandowski
Dr. Eric P. Lewandowski

Dr. Eric P. Lewandowski
Corporate Strategic Research
ExxonMobile
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eric_Lewandowski

Dr. Moniraj Ghosh
Dr. Moniraj Ghosh

Dr. Moniraj Ghosh
Director, Coking and Fouling
Philipps 66
https://www.linkedin.com/in/moniraj-ghosh-19962212/

Dr. Fang Lin
Dr. Fang Lin

Dr. Fang Lin
AngularJS Architect
Deutsche Bank
https://www.linkedin.com/in/windmaomao/

Dr. Noshir S. Pesika
Dr. Noshir S. Pesika

Dr. Noshir S. Pesika
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Tulane University
http://www2.tulane.edu/sse/cbe/faculty/pesika.cfm

Dr. Van N. Truskett
Dr. Van N. Truskett

Dr. Van N. Truskett
Director, Technology Innovation Development
University of Texas at Austin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/van-n-truskett-4111522/

Dr. Sammy S. Datwani
Dr. Sammy S. Datwani

Dr. Sammy S. Datwani
Sr. Director, R&D
Labcyte, Inc.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sammydatwani/

Dr. Sekhar Sundaram
Dr. Sekhar Sundaram

Dr. Sekhar Sundaram
NA Technical Service & Development Leader, Dow Adhesives
The Dow Chemical Company
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sekhar-sundaram-ph-d-13792b/

Dr. David O. Johnson
Dr. David O. Johnson

Dr. David O. Johnson
Principle Research Fellow
Orica Mining Services
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-o-johnson-50725a61

VISITING STUDENT ALUMNI

Giulia Bigazzi
Giulia Bigazzi

Giulia Bigazzi
Project Engineer
Fedegari Technologies, Inc.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/giuliabigazzi/