Former Members

Dr. Xiaobing Feng, Postdoctoral Associate
Currently in Toronto, CanadaPaul C. Burris, Undergraduate & Graduate Student

Paul C. Calio, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
Currently a graduate student in Chemistry the University of Chicago

Megan A. (Damm) Mann, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Fairmont State University, 2007; Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016

Alexey Ermak, Summer Undergraduate Student from Park U

Dr. Xiaobing Feng, Postdoctoral Associate
Currently in Toronto, Canada

Thomas J. Flynn, KU Undergraduate Student
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from KU, 2015
Currently working in industry

Julia Friere-Sovierzoski, REU Undergraduate Student from Georgia Gwinnett & Brazil

Alondra Garcia-Arevalo, KU Undergraduate Student
Currently an undergraduate student at KU

Dr. Javier A. Gomez, Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Tolga Gulmen, Postdoctoral Associate
J.D. from Univ. of California-Berkeley Law School
Practicing Attorney

Dr. Jacob A. Harvey, Postdoctoral Associate
Currently a postdoctoral associate at Sandia National Laboratory (NM)

Dustin S. Hillman, M.S., Chemistry, 2005

Dr. Being J. Ka, Postdoctoral Associate
Currently a Supplemental Instruction Leader (SI) at Lansing Community College

Jesse Kern, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Baker University, 2010, Ph.D. from KU in Chemistry, 2015 (Laird Group)
Currently a faculty member at Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

Manoj Kumar, Postdoctoral Associate (joint w/ Jackson group)
Currently a postdoctoral associate in Prof. Joseph Francisco's group at University of Nebraska

Soowhan Lee, Postdoctoral Associate (joint w/ Laird group)

Prof. Shenmin Li, Postdoctoral Associate
Professor, Dalian University, PRC

Seth Martin, KU Undergraduate Student
​B.S. in Chemistry from KU, 2010
Currently a graduate student in Chemistry at KU (Laird group)

Dr. Oluwaseun O. Mesele, Ph.D., Chemistry, 2017
​Currently a postdoctoral associate in the Cui group, Univ. of Wisconsin

Dr. Katie R. Mitchell-Koch, Ph.D., Chemistry, 2008
Assistant Professor, Wichita State University

Jeremy Moore, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Greenville College, 2010; Ph.D. from Washington University 2015
Postdoctoral Associate at Washington University School of Medicine

Prof. Christine M. Morales, Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty in Chemistry, Hawaii Pacific University

Cassandra D. Norton, M.S., Chemistry, 2011 & former NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Emporia State University, 2008
Currently at Hospira

Pansy D. Patel, Postdoctoral Associate
Currently at PPG Industries

Colin Pettegrew, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Northwestern Missouri State University, 2011
Teacher, St. Joseph, Missouri

Ashley K. (Phillips) Tucker, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Westminster College, 2005; Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010

Addison J. Schile, KU Undergraduate Student
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from KU, 2016
Currently a graduate student in Chemistry in the Limmer group, University of California-Berkeley

Holly A. Schwichtenberg, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Winona State University, 2005

Dr. Ning Shen, Postdoctoral Associate

Prof. Tricia D. Shepherd, Visiting Professor
Professor & Chair of Chemistry, St. Edwards University, Austin, TX

David Ben Spry, KU Undergraduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry & Mathematics from KU, 2004; PhD in Chemistry & M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, 2009
Currently at Exxon-Mobil

Krista G. Steenbergen, Postdoctoral Associate (joint w/ Laird group)
Currently a Postdoctoral Associate in Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Jason K. Streit, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from Neuman College, 2008; Ph.D. from Rice University, 2014
Currently a NRC Postdoctoral Researcher at NIST

Kumar Vanka, Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

Anthony (Drew) A. Vartia, Ph.D., Chemistry, 2012
Currently a Teaching Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas

Ngocyen (Mary) T. Vo, KU Undergraduate Student
Pharm.D. from KU, 2014
Currently a Pharmacist 

Robert H. Wells, NSF-REU Undergraduate Student
B.S. from University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, 2014
Currently a Chemistry graduate student at University of Colorado, Boulder

Group in Spring 2016
From left:  Jacob Harvey, Oluwaseun Mesele, Addison Schile, Pansy Patel, Paul Burris, Hiranya Mendis, and Pubudu Wimalasiri

Group in 2014
From left:  Pansy Patel, Ward Thompson, Jacob Harvey, Krista Steenbergen, Oluwaseun Mesele, Paul Burris, Ning Shen, Manoj Kumar, Hiranya Mendis, and Thomas Flynn

 


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