Rodríguez - López Laboratory

Dr. Joaquín Rodríguez-López
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Faculty Affiliate, Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Roger Adams Laboratory 58, Box 33-5
Urbana IL, 61801, USA
joaquinr[at]illinois.edu
Office: (217)-300-7354
Lab/Student Office: (217)-300-0972

Curriculum Vitae
JRL Group Distinctions


Post-Doctoral - Cornell University
Prof. Héctor D. Abruña
Electrochemical characterization of single-layer graphene electrodes

Ph.D - Analytical Chemistry - The University of Texas at Austin
Prof. Allen J. Bard
The use of SECM for the detection of adsorbed intermediates on electrodes [link]

Bachelor in Science (LCQ) - Tecnológico de Monterrey
Prof. Marcelo Videa Vargas
Ion transfer across polarizable liquid-liquid interfaces for the detection of quaternary ammonium ions [link]


Postdoctoral
Dr. Jingshu Hui — Atomically thin electrodes
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
BS from Peking University, 2012
Ph.D. Electrochemical Mechanisms in Nanostructured Graphitic and Redox-Active Polymeric Architectures - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
jhui6[at]illinois.edu

Jingshu comes from the beautiful and mysterious China. During her undergraduate study, her project focused on functional Organic Field-Effect Transistors (OFETs). She hopes to do more advanced and interesting electrochemical research in the Rodríguez-López group. In her free time she enjoys playing sports, especially badminton and swimming. She also likes cooking and is now trying to get used to American food.

Distinctions: Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, 2017; Best Oral Presentation Award and K.M. Abraham Travel Awards PRiME 2016/230th ECS Meeting, 2016; Fall 2016 Conference Travel Grant, Graduate College UIUC, 2016; NIST Summer school, 2014
Dr. Andrew S. Danis — Redox Flow Batteries and Spectroelectrochemistry
Department of Chemistry and Beckman Institute
B.Sc., Chemistry, United States Naval Aacademy, 2007
Ph.D. , Developing a Tailorable Spectroelectrochemical System for the Assessment of Novel Ruthenium Nanospheres - McGill University, 2019
adanis[at]illinois.edu

Andrew was born and raised in the small town of Jericho, Vermont. After completion of his undergraduate degree, Andrew sailed the seas serving in the U.S. Navy and even had a short stint as an electrician's apprentice. It was perhaps this spark that drew him to study electrochemistry upon returning to graduate school at McGill university under Dr. Mauzeroll. During his PhD, Andrew worked on developing a platform for the amplification of electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) an electrochemically initiated process that stimulates light emission. Andrew's free time is mostly spent serving in the Vermont Army National Guard and watching reality TV shows with his girlfriend.

Dr. Adolfo I. B. Romo — Mechanistic Electrochemistry for Flow Batteries
Department of Chemistry and Beckman Institute
B.Sc., Chemistry, Universidad de Santiago, Chile
M.Sc., Federal University of Ceara (Brazil), 2015
Ph.D., Copper Complexes with Sulfur Containing Ligands.Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Phas Studies on the Generation and Detection of Reactive Oxygen Species - Federal University of Ceara, 2019
adolfo[at]illinois.edu

Adolfo was born in Santiago, Chile, and grew up on the wine route, the O´Higgins region. During his time as a chemist, he has been mainly dedicated to the synthesis and characterization of new compounds. During his PhD, he worked on the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by copper complexes in different gold surfaces under the supervision of Dr. Izaura Diogenes, in Fortaleza, in northeast Brazil. Adolfo is passionate about agriculture and livestock, occasionally dedicating himself to the production of artisanal wines.

Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain — Molecular Reactivity at Electrified Interfaces
Department of Chemistry
B.Sc., Materials Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2009
M.Sc., Materials Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2011
Ph.D., Electrochemistry of Monolayer Mediated Redox-Active Species with Ultrafast Voltammetry, Materials Engineering, McGill University, 2018
mdsazzad[at]illinois.edu

Sazzad was born and raised in Bangladesh. His background and interest lie in electrochemistry and materials science. With expertise in both theoretical and experimental electrochemistry, he has developed a connection between electron transfer and quantum transport. This viewpoint opens up possibilities for new materials characterization method as well as understanding molecular reactivity at charged interfaces. Sazzad loves outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.



Graduate Students


Raghuram Gaddam — Redox-Active Polymers
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering with Distinction from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), 2019
rgaddam2[at]illinois.edu

I come from the city of pearls (Hyderabad, India). I am passionate about research in the field of energy materials and I would love to develop an understanding of electrochemical devices at a fundamental level and work on developing new catalytic materials for energy applications. I am a huge fan of the NBA (favorite player: Kyrie Irving). I enjoy watching Sitcoms, Crime/Thriller TV shows, and Stand up Comedy. I also love to relax by listening to podcasts or playing Basketball.

Distinctions: : Research Intern – Mineral Processing Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Aravind Baby (Babs) — Electrocatalysis and Energy Storage
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
B.Sc. in Materials (minor in Chemistry) with distinction from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, 2018.
M.S. in Materials with distinction, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, 2019.
baby2[at]illinois.edu

Babs hails from the sunny city of Kochi in India. He spent five years in the silicon city of Bangalore, obtaining both his Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Babs had worked in the synthesis of nitrate-reductase nanoenzymes and ceramic-polymer composites at IISc before traveling to NTU Singapore for a summer internship on transparent laser ceramics processing under Prof. Kong Ling Bing. His strong passion about battery materials developed from his undergraduate thesis in which he worked under Prof. Prabeer Barpanda on investigating nanoscale spinel structures for zinc-ion batteries and oxygen reduction electrocatalysis and extending the work to phosphates and layered oxides for similar applications in his MS thesis. He is delighted to join the JRL Lab in the quest of gaining knowledge in materials and fundamental electrochemistry. When on a break, depending on the time of observation, he could be into singing, acting, cycling, cooking, cricket analysis, or blogging on Quora.

Distinctions: : Distinctions: NTU-India Connect Research Scholar (2017), KVPY National Science Fellow (2013)
Nafisa Ibrahim — Bioelectrochemistry
Department of Chemistry
BS in chemistry from The College of St.Scholastica, 2019
nai2[at]illinois.edu

Nafisa was born in Kenya and raised in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Throughout her undergraduate career, she was involved in multifaceted research at three different institutions across the nation. At her undergraduate institution, she worked with Dr. Allen Chaparadza (2016-2017) to develop Inert TiO2 for sunscreen applications and Dr. Bret Johnson (2017-2018) to carry out reactions that exchanged or modified the coordination environment of metal ions in 1D coordination polymers. During the summer of 2017, while an REU student at University of Wisconsin-Madison, she worked in Dr. Robert Hamer's Group synthesizing nanoscale High-Nickel NMC to assess its biological impact. For her final REU during the summer of 2018, she worked at Vanderbilt University in Dr. Kelsey Hatzell's Inks and Interfaces group to understand the effect of electrolyte microstructure on ionic transport pathways in solid state batteries. Nafisa is excited to be co-advised with Dr. Steve Zimmerman, an alliance that is sure to gratify her passion for both synthesis and electrochemistry. During her free time, she enjoys lifting heavy objects at the gym and thoroughly cleaning her apartment while listening to podcasts.

Distinctions: : Distinctions: NSF GRFP Fellow (2019), Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2019), Illinois Platinum Fellowship (2019)
Abhiroop Mishra — Electrochemistry of Battery Interfaces
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
B.Tech with Honors in Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Techology (IIT) Gandhinagar, 2019
abhiroop[at]illinois.edu

Abhiroop is from a culturally diverse country - India. He received his undergraduate degree from IIT in the city of Gandhinagar, named after Mahatma Gandhi - a prominent figure in Indian history. There he conducted research on materials for thin-film solar cells. At UIUC, he worked with Prof. Paul Braun on self-healing polymers as a summer intern before joining for the Masters program in Materials Science and Engineering. He is excited to work in the JRL lab to develop a deeper understanding of the interplay between electrochemistry and materials science. In his free time, Abhiroop enjoys playing soccer and watching Lionel Messi play for FC Barcelona. He tries to follow this quote by Messi - "My ambition is always to get better and better."

Distinctions: S.N. Bose Fellowship (2018), Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Fellowship (2014)
Sanja Pudar — Redox Active Polymers
Department of Chemistry
MS in Physical Chemistry from California Institute of Technology (CalTec), 2007.
BS in chemistry from the Iowa State University, 2004.
spudar2[at]illinois.edu

Sanja was born in breathtaking former-Yugoslavia, and moved to the USA at the age of 18. During her undergraduate studies at the Iowa State University/Ames Lab, she worked on predicting mechanism and thermodynamics of doping rocket solid hydrogen fuel with boron, using quantum mechanical methods. She went on to CalTech to pursue her Ph.D in theoretical chemistry, joining Prof. William Goddard's group to determine the mechanism of propene oxidation/ammoxidation, as well as ammonia activation on bismuth molybdates. She paused her Ph.D study to focus on her family, and is very excited to return to research at UIUC, working on the electrochemical characterization of redox polymers flow batteries applications. She loves to spend lazy time with her three adorable children, study pathophysiology, and discover natural cures for common human illnesses.

Distinctions: : Lester E. and Kathleen A. Coleman Fellowship, 2019; Roger Adams Fellowship, 2018
Dipobrato (Dipto) Sarbapalli — Graphene Electrochemistry and Battery Interfaces
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
B. Tech, Civil Engineering, NIT Trichy, 2015
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC, 2018
sarbapa2[at]illinois.edu

Dipto is from Calcutta, India, which is also called the City of Joy. He received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, from NIT Trichy, where he developed interest in cement chemistry. He came to UIUC and pursued his M.S. thesis research with Professor Paramita Mondal on novel aluminosilicate binders termed as geopolymers. The research was primarily based on understanding the reaction mechanisms and kinetics of these binder systems, by adding external nucleation seeds. His research experience drew him towards materials science, specifically, battery materials, and he subsequently joined the JRL group as a Ph.D. student. He is really excited on learning the basis of battery electrochemistry and he enjoys spending time characterizing materials at the micro- and nano- level. During his free time, he usually catches up on sleep, cooks, reads history novels, or watches Liverpool FC's football games, and anime TV shows.

Distinctions: : DAAD-RISE Professional Fellow (2017), List of Teachers ranked as Outstanding and Excellent for CEE 401 - Concrete Materials (Fall 2016, 2017 respectively), List of Teachers ranked Oustanding for CEE 300 - Behavior of Materials (Spring 2018), Best Poster Award - SEAC Poster Session at Pittcon 2020.
Yuanya (Yana) Zhao — Electrochemical Characterization of Peroxide Forming Materials
Department of Chemistry
BS from Nanjing University, 2018
yuanyaz2[at]illinois.edu

Yana comes from Guangzhou, the third largest city in China where it never snows. Her undergraduate thesis project was on developing an all-solid-state hybrid organic-inorganic photocatalytic nanomaterial combining polyimide and titanium disulfide nanosheets for hydrogen generation via water splitting. She hopes she can utilize the power of chemistry to make contribution to the beautiful blue planet we are living on. Her passion for life expands from trying out all the restaurants in Urbana-Champaign area to recording precious memories with her Polaroid camera.

Distinctions: Chia-Chen Chu Fellowship, 2019
Kendrich Hatfield — Next Generation Battery Materials and Raman/SECM Imaging
Department of Chemistry
BS in chemistry from the University of Southern Indiana, 2017
kh6[at]illinois.edu

Kendrich is originally from Indiana. At his undergraduate institution, University of Southern Indiana, Kendrich performed research in inorganic synthesis, photoelectron spectral computation, and metal ion analysis in various lake waters around the southern Indiana area. He looks forward to working with the Rodriguez-Lopez lab utilizing both electrochemical and spectroscopic methods to investigate battery materials. In his down time, Kendrich enjoys playing music and table tennis.

Distinctions: : Dr. Harold R. Snyder Fellowship, 2019; Victor E. Buhrke Fellowship, 2018
Michael J. Counihan — Dynamic Measurements of Electrocatalytic Interfaces
Department of Chemistry
BS in Chemistry, BA in Music from Gettysburg College, 2016
mjc8[at]illinois.edu

Mike was born in raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA. At Gettysburg, he conducted research in the lab of Prof. Shelli Frey on the material properties of human skin lipids and in the lab of Prof. Luke Thompson on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of gold nanorods. He also spent an unacceptably large amount of time playing trombone. Mike is thrilled to be in the JRL lab and expand his horizons to include electrochemistry. In his free time, Mike enjoys playing piano, listening to Classical/Romantic/experimental jazz music, and relaxing with a nice book.

Distinctions: : Drickamer Research Fellowship, 2019; C.S Marvel Fellowship, 2018; List of Teachers Ranked Most Excellent by Their Students, 2017; Mark Pytosh Fellowship, 2017; Roger Adams Fellowship, 2016; List of Teachers Ranked Most Excellent by Their Students, 2016
Zachary T. Gossage — Nano-Electrochemistry and Polymer Electrochemistry
Department of Chemistry
BS in Biology from Western Illinois University in Macomb, 2010
MS in Chemistry from Western Illinois University in Macomb, 2014
zgossage[at]illinois.edu

Zach is a native of Illinois and comes to UIUC from WIU in Macomb, IL. Throughout his studies at WIU, his research was focused on solid-state chemistry and molecular biology. His thesis work at UIUC involves improving electroanalytical methodologies for understanding current issues in energy storage. This includes measurements on single particle battery materials, tracking alkaline ions at functioning electrode-electrolyte interfaces, and developing new recovery methods for spent lead acid batteries. In free time, he enjoys writing and playing music, and keeping his wife entertained through impromptu comedy.

Distinctions: : ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Summer Fellowship 2019, ECS student travel grant to attend AiMES, 2018; Hinoree T. and Mrs. Kimiyo Enta Fellowship, 2018
Visiting Scholars

Michael Pence — Nano-Electrochemical Dynamics
Department of Chemistry
BS in Chemistry from Indiana University, 2020
Currently performing summer research at JRL laboratory

Michael is from a small town in central Indiana. He went to Indiana University, where he conducted research in the lab of Dennis Peters. During his undergraduate research he worked on analyzing the morphological evolution of nanoparticle-modified electrodes during CO2 reduction. Michael enjoys electrochemistry, fabrication, and instrumentation and is excited to further his knowledge in these areas by working in the JRL lab. When he is not working in the lab he likes to tinker with electronics, write music, and barbeque.


Clinton Sabah — Electrocatalysis and Simulations
Specialized Chemistry, Grinell College
Currently summer REU student

I am from Chicago, Illinois and I got to Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. I used to play football in high school and at Grinnell, but now during my free time I spend a lot of time at the gym, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and listening to music. I am excited to participate in this REU and to learn more electrochemistry in the JRL group.


Carl Chen — Redox-active MOFs
Materials Science and Engineering, ShanghaiTech University, China
Currently visiting undergraduate student

I am a junior student studying chemistry in UIUC from January to September in 2020. And I am also a student majoring in majoring in Materials Science and Engineering at ShanghaiTech University.
Undergraduate Students




Ethan SchultzSpecialized Chemistry and Specialized Physics, class of 2021

I am from Roscoe, Illinois and went to Hononegah Community High School in Rockton. I used to play golf at my high school and hockey extracurricularly, but now in my free time I enjoy going to the gym, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. I am excited to learn more electrochemistry and about the research process in the JRL lab.
Chang (Alex) XiaSpecialized Chemistry, class of 2020

I was born in Shanghai, China. I came in the US in 2012 and went to high school in North Chicago, lake forest. I enjoy working with everyone at the JRL lab, and I want to learn more about electrochemistry as well as analytical techniques. I think this is a great opportunity to work in a research laboratory because of the opportunity to learn about the techniques that JRL Lab is developing. I enjoy playing sports and music in my free time. I played in under 18 Illinois tennis tournament, and I was in Acapella and bands before I went to college.
Nashita HasanChemistry, class of 2022

I was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh but moved to Kansas during my junior year of high school. In my free time, I enjoy painting, singing and recording song covers with my friends. At the JRL lab, I am excited to get into electrochemistry in addition to learning about the synthesis of compounds.
Alumni:

Graduate

Dr. Matthew L. Kromer - Ph.D. Chemistry, 2020.
Dissertation: Electrochemical analysis of photoelectro-, electro-, and thermal catalysis towards more efficient hydrogen peroxide production
Distinctions: R. C. Fuson Fellowship, 2018; University Block Fellowship, 2016; List of Teachers Ranked Most Excellent by Their Students, 2015
Now: Matt took an industrial position in electrochemical R&D in Utah

Dr. Noah B. Schorr - Ph.D. Chemistry, 2019.
Dissertation: Coupling Raman Spectroscopy and Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy for Spectroelectrochemical Analysis of Electrode Interfaces
Distinctions: Harry G. Drickamer Fellowship, 2018; Outstanding Literature Seminar, 2016; Buhrke Fellowship, 2016
Now: Postdoctor at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico

Arneet Rajput - M.S. Chemistry, 2019.
Dissertation: Polymer Electrochemistry and Redox-Flow Batteries
Now: Arneet attended a DAAD internship in Germany before heading into the Semiconductor Industry in Arizona

Dr. Elena C. Montoto - Ph.D. Chemistry, 2018.
Dissertation: Molecular Design and Electrochemical Evaluation of Redox Active Macromolecules for Energy Storage
Distinctions: ECS student travel grant to attend AiMES, 2018; Academic Excellence, 2017; ACS Award for Outstanding Research Presentation at SACNAS Conference, 2016; Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2016; Argonne Hispanic/Latino Club Scholarship, 2016; Ullyot Fellowship, 2016; Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2016; SACNAS Conference Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award, 2015; Chinoree T. Kimiyo Enta Fellowship, 2015; St. Elmo Brady Fellowship, 2014
Now: Senior Chemist at Dow (Midland, MI)

Marie A. Claudio-Cintrón - M.S. Chemistry, 2018.
Dissertation: Scanning electrochemical microscopy with conducting polymer probes: Validation and applications.
Distinctions: Outstanding Literature Seminar, 2017.
Now: TBD

Dr. Zachary J. Barton - Ph.D. Chemistry, 2017.
Dissertation: Spatially Resolved Ionic Measurements with Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy
Distinctions: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2014; DOW Travel Award, Fall 2015; G. Frederick Smith Scholarship, 2012; Hannum Fellowship, 2012
Now: Postdoctoral researcher at University of Colorado, Boulder (Holewinski lab)

Dr. Mark Burgess - Ph.D. Chemistry, 2017.
Dissertation: Probing the Electrochemical Dynamics of Soluble Redox Active Polymers
Distinctions: Norman Hackerman Young Author award, 2017; Milliken graduate research symposium, 2017; Yu Memorial Travel Award Winner, 2016; Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award, 2016; Academic Excellence and Good Citizenship award, 2016; ISE Division 6 Travel Grant for the 67th ISE Meeting in The Hague, Netherlands, 2016; National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2015; University Fellowship, 2014; Analytical Methods Poster Prize for Best Poster at Turkey Run Chemistry Conference, 2014; Roger Adams Fellowship, 2013.
Now: Analyzer Engineer at Exxon Mobil Chemical (Baytown, TX)

Dr. Burton H. Simpson - Ph.D. Chemistry, 2017.
Dissertation: Probing Structure-Function Relationships at Catalytic Surfaces with Emerging Electroanalytical Tools
Distinctions: SEAC Travel Award, 2017; MUACC Conference Best Poster Award, 2016; ISE Conference Best Poster Award, 2016; Eastman Travel Award Supplement, 2015; Chemistry Department Travel Award, 2014
Now: Postdoctoral researcher at Caltech (Lewis lab)

Teresa C. Cristarella - M.S. Chemistry, 2014.
Dissertation: Single layer graphene as a stable and transparent electrode for the measurement of non-aqueous electrogenerated chemiluminescence and charge transfer inverse photoemission.
Distinctions: Honorific Mention, NSF.
Now: Monsanto

Postdoctoral

Dr. Kenneth Hernandez-Burgos - October 2015-November 2018
Project: Electrochemical Characterization of Redox-Active Polymers
Distinctions: Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship; Ford Foundation Fellowship (declined)
Now: R&D Chemist at Dupont (Pennsylvania)

Dr. Xuan Zhou - June 2014-May 2016
Project: Photoelectrochemical imaging with SECM
Now: Postdoctoral research at UIUC (Dlott lab)

Visiting

Yunxiong Zeng - 2017-2019, Hunan University, China
Project: SECM imaging of battery interfaces
Fund: CSC Scholarship

Bárbara Scola Rodrigues - 2019, Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Sao Paulo, Brazil
Project: SECM of photoelectrochemical interfaces
Fund:Sao Paulo Research Foundation Fellowship and Research Internships Abroad

Mathew Lawrence - 2017, Birmigham University, United Kingdom
Project: Cathodic Corrosion of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
Fund:BRIDGE Program

Karolina Syrek - 2017, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Project: Photoelectrochemical imaging of interfaces based on porous templates
Fund:Etiuda4 Fellowship

Sara Morandi - 2015, Universitá degli studio di Milano, Italy
Project: Photoelectrochemical imaging
Fund:Independent study abroad, University of Milano

Undergraduate

Annie Jiang - Class of 2019, Specialized Chemistry. Distinctions: Annie co-authored one publication on Raman-SECM of graphene. She is heading to Flexterra Corporation as R&D technician.

Worapol (Top) Setwipatanachai - Class of 2019, Chemical Engineering. Distinctions: Top co-authored one publication on SI-SECM. He is heading to the private sector.

Zihan Qu - Class of 2019, Specialized Chemistry. Distinctions: Zihan co-authored one publication about ion insertion on graphene. He will start grad school at the Ohio State University in Fall 2019.

Heriberto Flores - Class of 2019, Chemistry. Distinctions: Heriberto received the Carl Speed Marvel Undergraduate Research Award during the Chemistry convocation in Spring 2019. He also received various poster awards, including the SACNAS Outstanding Poster Award in 2019 and the Wolfram Alpha Award. He will be a co-author in one publication about using SECM to detect ion fluxes at battery electrodes. Heriberto accepted a graduate student position at the University of California, Irvine, where he will start in the Fall of 2019.

Taeyoung Park - Class of 2019, Specialized Chemistry.

Arjun Bhardwaj - Class of 2020, Chemistry.

Mihail Krumov - Class of 2018, Chemical Engineering. Distinctions: Mihail received a national analytical chemistry award, the Eastern Analytical Symposium Undergraduate Award. He also first-authored a publication in Analytical Chemistry about the detection of reactive intermediates on hematite and the use of collection SECM on discharged products. Mihail is heading to grad school to Cornell University in the Fall of 2019.

Zhe Wang - Summer Student, 2016 from Peking University.

Terry Qin - Summer Student, 2016 from Nankai University.

Hung Nguyen -Summer Student, 2016 from Hanoi University of Science.

Jasmine A. Davila - 3M REU Student, 2016 from Monmouth College Distinctions: Jasmine is a co-author on a publication about mechanisms of charge percolation in redox polymers.

Marissa Kneer - NSF REU Student, 2015 from Taylor University Distinctions: Marissa is a co-author on a publication about redox-active colloids.

Sona Avetian - NSF REU Student, 2015 form the University of Arizona Distinctions: Sona is a co-author on an award-winning publication about the use of rotating disk electrode for investigating redox polymers.

Amanda Genise - Class of 2016, Chemical Engineering.

Emily Benson - B.S. Chemistry, Class of 2015. Distinctions: Dow Summer Fellowship, 2014; Undergraduate Fellowship, 2014; Emily is heading to Iowa for an industrial job.

Richa Bhargava - B.S. Chemical Engineering, Class of 2015. Distinctions: Gieseking Research Award, 2014 and will be co-author in one manuscript. Richa is heading to Heinz in Pittsburgh PA.

Timothy Lichtenstein - B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Class of 2015. Achievements:Tim is a Co-author in two manuscripts. Tim is currently a graduate student in Penn State University.

Minseok Kim - B.S. Chemistry, Class of 2015. Distinctions: Gieseking Research Award, 2014. Min went back to Korea.

Adam Chinderle - B.S. Chemistry, Class of 2014. Achievements: Co-author in two manuscripts. Adam took an industrial job in Indiana.

Nadia Elbaar - NSF/3M Research Experience for Undergraduates visiting student, 2013.

Daniel Ziegler - B.S. Chemical Engineering, Class of 2015. Dan took an industrial job in Illinois.

Anna Mesa - B.S. Chemistry, B.A. Spanish, Class of 2013. The first undergrad in the group!