Researchers

Current Team

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Michael Abney

The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Candidate

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2011

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Nathan Balaich

The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Candidate

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2021

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Phillip Boltan

The University of Texas at Austin, Undergraduate Research Assistant

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2022 (anticipated)

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Dr. Gabriel Cossio

The University of Texas at Austin, Postdoctoral Fellow

  • B.S., Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2020, The University of Texas at Austin

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Stacy De Gorostiza

The University of Texas at Austin, Undergraduate Research Assistant

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2023 (anticipated)

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Joshua Hammond

The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Candidate

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2021

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Wen Liu

The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Candidate

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2017

Pascal Jundt

Pascal Jundt

Colorado State University, Ph.D. Candidate

  • B.A., Physics, Clark University, 2013

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, 2015

  • M.S., Physics, Colorado State University, 2017

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Carey Reich

Colorado State University, Ph.D. Candidate

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2017

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Dr. Stephen Schaefer

Arizona State University, Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona, 2013

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2020

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Sejal Shah

The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Candidate

  • B.S., Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College, 2014

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Dr. Tushar Shimpi

Colorado State University, Research Scientist

  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Mumbai

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2015

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2018

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Michael Solomentsev

The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Candidate

  • B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2019

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Drew Swanson

Arizona State University, Postdoctoral Fellow

  • M.S., Colorado State University, 2012

  • Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2016

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Avish Thakral

The University of Texas at Austin, M.S. Candidate

  • B.Arch., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, 2014

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Dr. Nha Tran

The University of Texas at Austin, Postdoctoral Fellow

  • B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, Vietnam National University, 2012

  • M.S., Computational Engineering, Ruhr University Bochum, 2015

  • M.S., Mathematics, Louisiana State University, 2018

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Louisiana State University, 2021

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Armando Villa-Ignacio

Colorado State University, M.S. Candidate

  • B.S., Conservation Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2015

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Dr. Fei Ye

The University of Texas at Austin, Research Fellow

  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, 2010

  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2013

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2017

Alumni

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Dr. Amit Munshi

Colorado State University

  • B.S., Automobile Engineering, S. P. University (India), 2009

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2013

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2016

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Dr. Aida Torabi

The University of Texas at Austin

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, 2016

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Dr. Yangning Zhang

University of Toronto

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2016

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2021

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Dr. Claudia Beck

RealTime Laboratories, Inc.

  • B.S., Biochemical Engineering, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, 1999

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2005

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Omar Aly

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2020

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Randalynn Greene

Iowa State University

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2020

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Dr. Timothy Siegler

US DOE Solar Energies Technologies Office

  • B.S., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2014

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019

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Dr. Daniel Houck

UbiQD

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2014

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019

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Mokshin Suri

Cornell University

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019

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Dr. Cherrelle Thomas

Hampton University

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Howard University, 2013

  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2018

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Christina Moffett

First Solar

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2018

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Simmi Nandu

Capital One

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018

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Bobi Simonsen

ExxonMobil Chemical Company

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018

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Dr. Vikas Reddy Voggu

Samsung Semiconductor

  • B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, 2013

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017

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Dr. John Raguse

Broadcom

  • B.S., Physics, Michigan State University, 2009

  • Ph.D., Physics, Colorado State University, 2015

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Dr. Jason Kephart

Lam Research

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics & Management, California Institute of Technology, 2008

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2015

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Davis Hemenway

L3Harris Technologies

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2011

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2013

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Dr. Doug Pernik

Samsara, Inc.

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2012

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2016

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Leslie Fillip

Kensing

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017

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Dr. Abbas Ghandi

IHS Markit

  • M.A., Economics, UC Davis, 2006

  • Ph.D., Transportation Technology & Policy, UC Davis, 2013

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Dr. Bob Barron

Western New England University

  • B.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2006

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2015

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Drew Heilman

Verkor

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018

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Ty Updegrave

Quasset

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017

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Sirish Kamarajugadda

Lockheed Martin

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015

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Dr. C. Jackson Stolle

Southwest Research Institute

  • B.S., Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015

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Dr. Taylor Harvey

Texas A&M University-Central Texas

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2006

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014

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Dr. Pavel (Paul) Kobyakov

Broadcom

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Syracuse University, 2006

  • Ph.D., Mechnical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2014

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Dr. Russell Geisthardt

Bird Technologies

  • B.A., Physics, Lawrence University, 2008

  • Ph.D., Physics, Colorado State University, 2014

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Dr. Chet Steinhagen

First Solar

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, High Distinction, University of Minnesota, 2006

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2013

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Dr. Vahid Akhavan

NovaCentrix

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin, 2011

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin, 2005