Graduate Students

Aditya Prajapati

PhD Thesis - Artificial Photosynthesis for Conversion of Water and Carbon Dioxide to Renewable Fuels

Educational Background

  • M. S. in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai - 2016

  • B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering, SV National Insititute of Technology, Surat - 2013

Project Description

  • Development of low overpotential, stable and selective electrocatalysts for CO2RR

  • Characterization of catalysts, membrane and light absorbers

  • Development of test-beds and prototypes of artificial photosynthetic systems

  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of electrochemical cells

Paria Coliaie

PhD Thesis - Microfluidic Platforms for High-Throughput Screening of Pharmaceutical Compounds

Educational Background

  • B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran - 2016

Project Description

  • Development of microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip platforms for pharmaceuticals

  • High-throughput screening of crystal growth, nucleation and polymorphs

  • Multi-scale modeling and simulation

Anish Dighe

PhD Thesis - Controlling Self-Assembly of Molecules for Directed Nucleation and Growth of Pharmaceutical Polymorphs

Educational Background

  • B. Tech. in Biotechnology, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune, India - 2016

Project Description

  • Multi-scale modeling and simulation of self-assembly of rigid molecules

  • Mechanistic modeling of crystal growth rate and nucleation rate

  • Experimental validation using microfluidic platforms

Ayankola Ayansiji

Ph.D. Thesis - Magnetic Targeting for Site-Specific Drug Delivery (co-advised with Prof. Andreas Linninger)

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria- 2012

Project Description

  • Mathematical Modeling of Magnetophoresis

  • CFD Simulation of Cerebrospinal Fluid

  • Experimental Measurement of Magnetophoresis

Nishithan Balaji

Ph.D. Thesis - Electrocatalytic Conversion of Dinitrogen to Ammonia

Educational Background

  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India - 2018

  • B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering, Alagappa College of Technology - Anna University, Chennai, India - 2015

Project Description

  • Screening and Synthesis of Electrocatalysts

  • Measurement of Activity and Selectivity of Ammonia Production

  • Mechanistic Studies of Dinitrogen Reduction

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Undergraduate Students

James Fell

Research Topic- Mathematical Modeling of Crystal Growth Rates

Educational Background

  • B. S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL - 2020 (Expected)

Project Description

  • Mathematical modeling of crystal growth rates

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