Core Faculty

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Anthamatten, Mitchell

  • Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering
    Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Macromolecular Self-assembly; Associative & Functional Polymers; Nanostructured Materials; Interfacial Phenomena; Optoelectronic Materials; Vapor Deposition Polymerization

Yasemin Basdogan

Basdogan, Yasemin

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Molecular Dynamics Simulations; Quantum Chemistry; Computational Materials Design; Energy and Sustainability; Polymers, Solutions, Catalysis

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Chen, Shaw H.

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Director, Center of Advanced Materials for Photonics and Lasers

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Interests: Glassy Liquid Crystals; Robust Photoalignment Polymers; Organic Semiconductors; Self-Organization of Nanoparticles; Optoelectronic Devices

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Deshpande, Siddharth

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: Energy Storage and Conversion; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Data Driven Modeling; Solid-Liquid and Solid-Solid Interfaces; Atomic Modeling

Gang Fan

Fan, Gang

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: Polymer Chemistry, Plastic Upcycling, Bio-inspired Catalysis, Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering, Bioelectrochemistry and Water-remediation.

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Foster, David G.

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering (instructional)
  • Director of Undergraduate Program

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Interests: Principles of Transport Phenomena; Classic Chemical Engineering as well as Biomedical Engineering Research; Creation of Nanoparticle Coatings for Enhanced Capture of Flowing Cells in Microtubes; Capture Cancer Cells in Blood Flow; Creating State of the Art Videos for Curricular Purposes of Fundamental Fluid Mechanics Principles; Computational Fluid Dynamics and Transport Phenomena

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Lawton, Melodie I.

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering (instructional)
  • Laboratory Director, Teaching Labs

Interests: Shape Memory Polymers; Polymeric Composites; Biomaterials; Polymer Degradation; Controlled Drug Delivery; Structure-Property Relationships.

Professor Allison Lopatkin

Lopatkin, Allison J.

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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Interests: Systems and Synthetic Biology; Computational Biology; Engineered Microbial Communities; Metabolic Engineering; Mathematical Modeling; Machine Learning; Bacterial Population Dynamics; Horizontal Gene transfer; Antibiotic Resistance

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Müller, Astrid M.

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: Pulsed Laser in Liquids Synthesis of Controlled Nanomaterials; Nanocatalyst Property–Functionality Relationships; Selective CO2 Reduction Catalysis; Organic Electrooxidation Catalysis; Electrocatalytic Aqueous PFAS Destruction

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Porosoff, Marc D.

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: CO2 Reduction, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Catalyst Structure-Property Relationships, C1 Chemistry, Upgrading Light Alkanes

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Shestopalov, Alexander A.

  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Surface Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Surface Patterning; Nanostructured Materials; Interfacial Thermodynamics

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Tenhaeff, Wyatt E.

  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: Electrochemical Energy Storage; Solid State Lithium Batteries and Solid Electrolytes; Polymer Thin Films, Interfaces and Thin Film Synthesis & Characterization; Vacuum Deposition Techniques

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White, Andrew D.

  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: AI Directive Design of Materials; Molecular Simulations; Augmented-Reality in Chemical Engineering Education; Grid-Energy Storage Simulations

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Yates, Matthew Z.

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Colloids & Interfaces; Fuel Cell Membranes; Crystallization; Microencapsulation; Particle Synthesis ; Colloidal Stabilization