Postdoctoral Research Associates
Gabriela Romero-Uribe: Developing triggerable hydrogel coatings for efficient encapsulation and release of viable cellular species. Gabriela’s work is supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Jacob Lilly – Second Year PhD Student: Synthesis and characterization of interfacial polymer hydrogel coatings on cellular materials. Jacob’s work is supported by the University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research.
Leila Safazadeh – Second Year PhD Student: Development of interfacial reaction chemistry for the detection of poorly expressed proteins. Leila’s work is supported by an individual fellowship from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering.
Ishan Fursule - First Year PhD Student: Development of next generation surface-initiated ring opening metathesis polymerization coatings with improved stability and stimuli responsive behavior. Acknowledgement is made to the donors of The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for support of this research.
Roberto Arreaza - Chemical Engineering Class of 2014: Synthesis and characterization of polymer coatings on cells for high throughput isolation.
Chris Stevens - Chemical Engineering Class of 2012: Synthesis and characterization of responsive coatings.
Weijie Xu – Postdoctoral Research Associate 2011-2012, Weijie’s research was supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Naveed Bakh – Summer 2012, supported by an REU program with the National Science Foundation.
Nick Winquist - Chemical Engineering Class of 2013: Chemical adsorbate synthesis for modulating the stability of low-density, self-assembled monolayers on gold.