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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Funding Source: Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)

Project Roster

Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS)

184 Research Team Members

Principal Investigator

Vijay T. John
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator

Norma A. Alcantar
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Paschalis Alexandridis
The State University of New York - University at Buffalo
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Shelley Lynn Anna
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Henry S. Ashbaugh
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Roger T. Bonnecaze
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemical Engineering
Arijit Bose
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Geoffrey D. Bothun
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Lenore L. Dai
Arizona State University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Anthony D. Dinsmore
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Physics
Ram B. Gupta
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Engineering
Carol K. Hall
North Carolina State University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Francisco R. Hung
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Robert H. Hurt
Brown University
School of Engineering
George John
The City College of New York
Department of Chemistry
Keith P. Johnston
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemical Engineering
Agnes B. Kane
Brown University
Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation
Ramanan Krishnamoorti
University of Houston
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ronald Gary Larson
University of Michigan
Department of Chemical Engineering
Jae W. Lee
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Karl G. Linden
University of Colorado
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Alon V. McCormick
University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Charles L. McCormick, III
University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Polymer Science
K. Nandakumar
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Kyriakos D. Papadopoulos
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Noshir S. Pesika
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Lawrence R. Pratt
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Robert K. Prud'homme
Princeton University
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Srinivasa R. Raghavan
University of Maryland
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Christopher B. Roberts
Auburn University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Fernanco Rosario-Ortiz
University of Colorado
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Amitava Roy
Louisiana State University
Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices
Paul S. Russo
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Howard A. Stone
Princeton University
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Berrin Tansel
Florida International University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ryan G. Toomey
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Thomas M. Truskett
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemical Engineering
Marina Tsianou
The State University of New York - University at Buffalo
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Kalliat T Valsaraj
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Lynn M. Walker
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Richard G. Weiss
Georgetown University
Department of Chemistry

Program Manager / Technical Coordinator

Bennetta Horne
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Project Data Point of Contact

Vijay T. John
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Outreach Point of Contact

Bennetta Horne
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Research Scientist

Hari Katepalli
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Amitesh Saha
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering

Post-Doc

Sreelatha Balamurugan
Louisiana State University
Department of Chemistry
Avinash Bhadani
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Minjun Cha
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Franz Ehrenhauser
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Anju Gupta
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Amir Haji-Akbari
Princeton University
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Yong He
Georgetown University
Department of Chemistry
Mengshan Lee
Florida International University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
V. Ajay Mallia
Georgetown University
Department of Chemistry
Rupesh Kumar Reddy Guntaka
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Cornelia Rosu
Louisiana State University
Department of Chemistry
Daniela Stebbins
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Wen-Ming Wan
University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Polymer Science
Junshe Zhang
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering

Data Team

Robyn Hallowell
University of Colorado
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Alon V. McCormick
University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Outreach Team

Eric Roque
Tulane University
Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation
Mike Strecker
Tulane University
Public Relations Office

GoMRI Scholar

Jasmin Athas
University of Maryland
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Paria Avij
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Daria Boglaienko
Florida International University
Department of Chemistry
Jonathan Bollinger
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemical Engineering
Mangesh Chaudhari
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Evan Chen
Arizona State University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Yuwu Chen
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Megan Creighton
Brown University
School of Engineering
Joseph Cremaldi
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Rana Falahat
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Sarah Fields
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Robyn Hallowell
University of Colorado
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Wei He
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Physics
Kyle Huston
University of Michigan
Department of Chemical Engineering
Yuly (Andrea) Jaimes-Lizcano
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Hari Katepalli
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Daehak Kim
University of Houston
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Stephanie Kirby
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Urpiana Koklonis
Florida International University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stephanie Kover
University of Colorado
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Jose Leon
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Thilanga Liyana-Arachchi
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Olasehinde Owoseni
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Phillip Pickett
University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Polymer Science
Abhijit Rao
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Matthew Reichert
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Chemical Engineering
David Riehm
University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Amitesh Saha
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Oluwaseun Salako
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Malick Samateh
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Gulnur Sanden
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Xueming Tang
University of Michigan
Department of Chemical Engineering
Pranav Vengsarkar
Auburn University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Pradeep Venkataraman
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Andrew Worthen
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Xujun Zhang
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Yuzi Zhang
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Zenghui Zhang
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering

Graduate Student - PhD Level

Amitesh Ahuja
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Jasmin Athas
University of Maryland
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Paria Avij
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Steven Benner
North Carolina State University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Daria Boglaienko
Florida International University
Department of Chemistry
Jonathan Bollinger
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemical Engineering
Audrey Buttice
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Mangesh Chaudhari
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Evan Chen
Arizona State University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Yantao Chen
Brown University
School of Engineering
Yuwu Chen
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
George Chike
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Michael Clements
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemical Engineering
Megan Creighton
Brown University
School of Engineering
Joseph Cremaldi
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Yufei Duan
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Jennifer Duggan
Auburn University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Rana Falahat
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Jie Feng
Princeton University
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Caitlin Glover
University of Colorado
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Andrew Gorman
Georgia Institute of Technology
Aquatic Chemical Ecology Center
Ashley Guerrette
The State University of New York - University at Buffalo
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Kai He
University of Houston
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Wei He
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Physics
Wayne Huberty
Louisiana State University
Department of Chemistry
Kyle Huston
University of Michigan
Department of Chemical Engineering
Swapnil Jadhav
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Kejia Jin
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Lara Jorge
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Hari Katepalli
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Daehak Kim
University of Houston
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Stephanie Kirby
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Bin Meng
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Beth Neilson
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Emmanuel Nyankson
Auburn University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Shreyas Oak
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Courtney Ober
Auburn University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Yuzo Ohata
Brown University
School of Engineering
Olasehinde Owoseni
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Austa Parker
University of Colorado
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Phillip Pickett
University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Polymer Science
Arun Prabhu
Princeton University
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Abhijit Rao
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Matthew Reichert
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Chemical Engineering
David Riehm
University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
April Rodd
Brown University
Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation
Amitesh Saha
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Oluwaseun Salako
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Gulnur Sanden
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Nesrin Senbil
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Physics
Julian Silverman
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Deni-Maire Smith
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Jingjian Tang
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Xueming Tang
University of Michigan
Department of Chemical Engineering
Lynn Tarkington
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Alexander Todd
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Pranav Vengsarkar
Auburn University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Pradeep Venkataraman
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Jorge Viera
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Zhongying Wang
Brown University
School of Engineering
Andrew Worthen
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Ran Xiong
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Zheng Xue
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemical Engineering
Hongyin Zhang
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Xujun Zhang
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Yuzi Zhang
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Zenghui Zhang
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Hui Zhao
Georgetown University
Department of Chemistry
Sonya Zheng
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Jin Zhou
Arizona State University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Peixi Zhu
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Graduate Student - Master's Level

Radha Ambekar
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Sengjuan Baek
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Alecia Bernard
The State University of New York - University at Buffalo
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Brad Blalock
Louisiana State University
Department of Chemistry
Andrew Bodratti
The State University of New York - University at Buffalo
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ann-Sophie Cuvier
The City College of New York
Department of Chemistry
Eric Dudek
The State University of New York - University at Buffalo
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Helen Dumas
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Sarah Fields
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Mena George
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Yang Guo
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Robyn Hallowell
University of Colorado
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Christopher Hassan
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Allen Huang
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Urpiana Koklonis
Florida International University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stephanie Kover
University of Colorado
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Jose Leon
University of South Florida
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Qin Long
Arizona State University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Cornelia Rosu
Louisiana State University
Department of Chemistry
Sebastian Russell
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Chemical Engineering
Malick Samateh
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Maximillan Sender
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering

Undergraduate Student

Jillian Berbakov
Florida International University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Brian Broom-Peltz
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Patrick Brown
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemical Engineering
Victoria Cheng
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
David Cutting
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Matthew DeCuir
Auburn University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Sarah Downey
University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Victoria Dugas
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Etham Frenkel
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Sinead Holleran
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Allen Huang
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
He Huang
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Dayton Hunn
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Luke Hwang
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Kelly Jun
University of Maryland
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Julie Kaiga
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Morgan Kelly
Arizona State University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Milagros Malo
Arizona State University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Caitlyn McCafferty
University of Maryland
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Amit Mishra
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Susheela Nayak
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemical Engineering
Catherine Nguyen
University of Maryland
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Alyssa Owens
Brown University
Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation
Andrew Pham
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Michael Pham
Louisiana State University
Department of Chemistry
David Rokke
University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Bivas Sarker
The City College of New York
Department of Chemical Engineering
Xin Shu
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
David Siefker
University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Polymer Science
Rebecca Tamayo
Tulane University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Finn van Krieken
Brown University
School of Engineering
Lee Villafuerte
The State University of New York - University at Buffalo
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Isaiah Woodson
Louisiana State University
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
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This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org